When you think about it, there are almost unlimited combinations of boat features that attract boat buyers or leave them cold. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and form follows function — but within those ideas are a lot of requirements and preferences related to geography, free time, skill-sets, interests on the water, and, of course, money.
All of these factors end up determining the overall style of the boats we look for. For an idea of some of the wildly different styles that float our boats, have a look at these video reviews by Boats.com and BoatTrader.com editors.
Traditional, graceful New England looks, available with three different propulsion packages:
- Hunt Harrier 36 Shaft Drive Boat Review
- Hunt Harrier 36 Jet Drive Boat Review
- Hunt Harrier 36 IPS Boat Review
Purposeful, adaptable, winner of “Best Powerboat Under 30 feet” at the 2012 Newport Boat Show:
Well-rounded cruising and pleasure platforms, tested on the Tennessee River:
- Bayliner 285 Cruiser Boat Review
- Bayliner 235 BR Boat Review
- Bayliner 217 SD Deck Boat Boat Review
- Bayliner Discovery 195 Bowrider Boat Review
- Bayliner 175 BR Boat Review
- 2012 Boston Whaler 210 Montauk Boat Review
- 2012 Boston Whaler 320 Outrage Review
- 2012 Boston Whaler 230 Dauntless Review
- 2012 Boston Whaler 315 Conquest Boat Review
And for pure comfort and fun on lakes and rivers:
- Harris FloteBote Sunliner LS 220 Boat Review
- 2012 Cypress Cay Cozumel 250: Video Boat Review
- Harris Flotebote Sunliner 200 Boat Review
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