Off The Hook Yacht Sales, LLC

 

WHAT BOAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU? 

 

If you are thinking about buying a boat, you know that there are multiple factors that go into your final purchase decision. For example, price and availability are two of the most important elements in purchasing a boat. Some of the things that may not be so obvious are how many motors you need, what kind of water you plan on riding your boat in, and what exactly you will be doing on your boat so that you can get the most out of your buying decision. We suggest finding out how many people will be riding in your boat, how much time you will spend on the water, and what you plan on using your boat for as some of the best guidelines. Here are some details about some of the most popular boats on the market!

 

Bowriders 

Best for: Cruising and Entertaining 

Capacity: Usually about 8 guests 

Typical features: Open bow seating, typically 21 feet or less but can go up to 35 feet 

Pros: Plenty of space, versatile (can be used for watersports such as waterskiing, tubing, etc)

Our favorite brands: Chaparral, Sea Ray, Monterey, Cobalt

 

 

Cabin Cruisers 

Best for: extended periods aboard 

Capacity: can usually sleep up to 12 people in a cruiser under 40 feet

Typical features: Large swim platform, bathrooms, bedrooms, cooking accommodations 

Pros: Plenty of space, versatile, 

Our Favorite Brands: Chaparral, Sea Ray, Monterey

 

 

Sailboats 

Best for: sailing, day cruising, boating offshore, overnight cruising 

Capacity: 14 maximum 

Typical Features: hull, tiller, rudder, mainsail, boom, jib and keel

Length: 7-70 ft 

Pros: environmentally friendly, easy to transport

Our Favorite Brands: Beneteau, Catalina Yachts, Jeanneau

 

 

Center Consoles 

Best for: freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing, day cruising, boating offshore 

Capacity: Depends on length of the CC

Typical features: swim platform, bathroom, bow seating. In longer models you will probably see a large berth, galley, and air conditioning

Length: 18-65 ft.

Pros: Versatile, great for a day out on the water, optimal seating for guests, ideal for pulling tow-toys and water skiers. 

Our favorite brands: Nor-Tech, Cobia, Grady White

 

For More Pros and Cons of Center Consoles, click here. 

 

 

Jet Boats 

Best for: Day Cruising 

Capacity: 10 Max

Length: 14-25 ft 

Typical features: swim platform, great for water skier and tow-toys

Pros: slow speed maneuverability, good fuel consumption, fun to drive

Our favorite Brands: Chaparral, Scarab, Yamaha

 

 

Inflatable Boats 

Best for: Day Cruising 

Capacity: 6 Max

Typical features: Trailerable, stable, good tenders

Pros: Relative load-carrying capacity, safe, 

Our Favorite Brands: AB Inflatables, Jet Williams

 

 

Pontoon boats

Best for: Watersports, swimming, lounging, fishing, day cruising, entertaining groups 

Capacity: 15 Maximum, usually between 16 and 30 feet 

Typical features:  Safe and thrilling rides, plenty of seating

Pros: Safe and thrilling rides, extremely stable and comfortable 

Our Favorites: Bennington, Crestliner, Avalon

 

 

 

 

Trawlers 

Best for: day cruising, overnight cruising, offshore boating 

Capacity: 2-8 people

Typical Features: full kitchens, private staterooms, designed to ride slowly and smoothly 

Pros: typically fuel efficient, maximum cabin space 

Our Favorites: Beneteau, Ranger Tugs, Cutwater Boats 

 

 

CATAMARAN BoatS 

Best for: Freshwater fishing, Saltwater fishing, overnight cruising, day cruising, offshore boating 

Capacity: 2-26 passengers 

Length: 16-36 ft. 

Typical Features: two hulls

Pros: offers more deck and cabin space than a monohull powerboat of the same length, fuel efficient, stable

Our Favorite Brands: World Cat, Invincible, Freeman

 

 

Walkaround 

Best for: freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing, day cruising, offshore boating 

Capacity: 7 Max 

Length: 18-30 ft. 

Typical features: berth, portable toilet, in larger models you may see a galley, padded sun lounge in bow area

Pros: Can be used as a fishing boat and family cruiser 

Our Favorites: Intrepid, Pursuit, Boston Whaler, EdgeWater, Scout, Grady-White

 

 

Cuddy 

Best for: inshore fishing, day cruising

Capacity: 2- 10 people

Length: 18 - 28 feet

Typical features: small shelter cabin, small berth, small head, lots of storage

Pros: Recreational use with people who want a little shelter and storage space but do not want to upgrade to a full cabin boat

Our Favorites: Jupiter

 

 

 

 

Off the Hook Yacht Sales has a proven process for both dealers and private sellers to liquidate their used boats and trades immediately! We have been the industry leader in marine wholesale since 2012. If you are looking for a fast, fair and competitive number on your boat please click here!

 

 

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