Fishing in all conditions means the boats anglers use are fast, seaworthy, and powerful. Add heartbreakingly beautiful to the equation and we’re there.
The Viking 55 brings it all, a look that’s all business, snarls emanating from the engine room, and plenty of open space out back to party with the man in the blue suit. So yeah, she’s a typical Viking. See her and the rest of the family on the docks.
The Cabo 40 HTX is built on a Michael Peters hull matched to Cummins Marine Diesel Zeus pod drives for optimum maneuverability. A spacious cockpit leads to a bridgedeck with plenty of seating, surrounded on three sides with a hard enclosure.
The Sea Force IX 91.5 stops dockwalkers in their tracks wherever she goes. Her stacked mezzanine, bridgedeck, and flying bridge just keep climbing, and may just give some insight to why billfish jump.
The Hatteras GT63 gets it all out there, with a Carolina flare, a sweeping sheer, and a 41-knot top end that will leave much of the fleet in her wake. But don’t forget about the GT60, which has an an open interior layout for a welcoming feel.
The Roscioli 73 is the middle of the company’s range of sportfishing boats, and it has an engine room that’s worth a look. Those powerplants bring speed and agility to a seaworthy hull.
For a close-up look at Carolina-style boatbuilding, check out the Spencer 57. The cold-molded hull has IPS power for efficient operation and maneuverability.
For an entry point into bluewater sportfishing, it’s hard to beat a gem like the Topaz 33—an express boat with proven canyon performance.
The 29-foot Barracuda 9 is a European take on an outboard-powered sportfishing machine. Her lines may deviate a bit from the standard path, but she’s got some great features, including a protected pilothouse and, even better, an upper helm station—the better to spot the fish from, my dear.