As a newbie to the world of powerboating it goes without saying that with the endless array of boat hull designs on today's market, it can be extremely difficult to determine not only what style of boat you're looking at but also what its intended purpose is directed towards.
With Brand names such as Sea Ray, Bayliner, Parker, Boston Whaler, Four Winns, Chaparral, Rinker, Rienell, Triumph, Bertram, Hatteras, Maxum, Cobolt, WellCraft, Ski Nautique, Nordic, Formula, Scarab, Mastercraft, Centurion, Malibu, Tige, Calabria, SkipJack, ProCat, Striper, etc., the list is seemingly endless.
Not to mention all of the various powertrain possibilities, both inboard/outboards, outboards and even a few diesels in the mix. Brand names such as Suzuki,Yamaha, Johnson, Evinrude, Honda, Mercury, Cobra, Mercruiser, Yanmar, Cummins, Volvo Penta, the list goes on.
It's easy to see how one can get overwhelmed right from the start. And it's in that vein that we have complied this assortment of various powerboats.
It will then be up to the beginning boater to dig a bit deeper into their decision making prior to moving forward with any boat purchases. Our goal here is not to direct anyone in any direction but rather to help give you more knowledge with which to make better, more informed decisions.
Simply stated, there is no one size fits all in the boating world. And while you may think a particular style of looks cool, it may not be the best design to help achieve your boating goals. As in all cases, an informed consumer is a better consumer.