Are you interested in buying a powerboat but are not sure what specific type will match your requirements? Then take the time to learn more about the different types of powerboats out there and the uses that they have. By doing so, you can figure out which specific type of powerboat will match your requirements. With that thought in mind, here are the most common types of powerboats you will come across:

  • Bowrider: this type of powerboat has seats at the front of the boat and is around 5 to 9 metres in length. They are powered by outboard or stern driver engines and can provide a relatively quick boost of acceleration. They are aimed towards family use and can also be used as a recreational fishing boat. It is also easy to handle, which means those who are new to boating should have no problems handling a bowrider.
  • Bass boat: this is a freshwater fishing orientated powerboat and is commonly between 4 and 7 metres. As the name suggests, they are setup perfectly for bass fishing but are on the expensive side. That's because of the specialized gear, reliable high quality engine and trolling motors.
  • Cruiser: for a powerboat that allows you to spend the night in the water, a cruiser is a great choice. They come equipped with a compartment where you can sleep and possibly even cook your food. It all depends on the size of the cruiser that you have chosen, but they typically come in 6 to 13 metres. Due to their larger size and weight, they are also a more stable powerboat option. 
  • Flat boats: if you plan on navigating waters that are shallow, then you'll need a flat boat. These are designed so that the distance of the hull into the water is minimal. Flat boats are typically 4 to 5 metres in length and come equipped with a push pole that is used to help get the boat loose when the water is too shallow.
  • Cabin boats: these types of boats have a cabin where people can gather in order to get out of the rain or where you can store your equipment. With a cabin you might feel that your ability to control the boat is improved because you will somewhat be out of the weather. They are roughly 6 to 9 metres in length and provide moderate speeds for a powerboat.

For more information, contact a business such as Andro Charters.