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There is no other boat better for running on the flats than a dedicated flats boat, particularly as an angler wishing to catch fish that live in shallow coastal waters where these boats can often operate in less than two feet of water.
Expert Flats boats Reviews
What are flats boats?
Flats boats are small, trailerable vessels usually used for endeavors such as saltwater fishing. These types of vessels can range in size, with the smallest current boat listed at 15 feet in length, to the longest vessel measuring in at 26 feet, and an average length of 19 feet. These boats are designed and manufactured by a wide variety of boat building companies with hull types including modified vee, flat, tunnel, deep vee and other designs. Boat Trader currently has 587 flats boats for sale, including 272 new vessels and 315 used boats, listed by both individuals and professional dealerships across the country.
What are the best flats boats?
Some of the most iconic manufacturers of flats boats right now include: Hewes, Spyder, Maverick, Sea Hunt and Ranger. These builders manufacture flats boats models with outboard, outboard-4S, outboard-2S, inboard and other propulsion systems, available in gas and other fuel systems. In the past 30 days, the top, most-viewed flats boats brands on Boat Trader were Hell's Bay, Hewes, Key West, Maverick and Shallow Sport.
How much do flats boats cost?
Flats boats for sale on Boat Trader are listed for an assortment of prices from a sensible $6,810 on the more economical boat models all the way up to $180,405 for the more sophisticated yachts. Models with more power can handle motors up to 600 horsepower, while the smallest utility models may have as low as 30 horsepower engines on them (although the average motor size is 115 HP).
Why are flats boats popular?
Flats boats are popular for their extremely shallow draft and average beam, qualities that make these boats ideal for saltwater fishing. Flats boats are also popular boats for rivers and lakes and other shallow fresh bodies of water. From our current listings, the average number of passengers that flats boats can take is 5 people with a maximum of 10. Also, with 587 flats boats presently listed for sale and 128 boats added in the past 30 days, Boat Trader is confident you’ll find the boat you are looking for.