Ocean Boats for Offshore Cruising and Fishing
Offshore Sportfishing BoatsOffshore sportfishing boats include large center console boats, open sportfishing boats and convertible sportfishing boats. These ocean boats are largely built with hulls that can meet the challenge of offshore conditions. Most offshore sportfishing boats are designed and powered to run at speeds exceeding 30-plus knots with either multiple outboard engines or inboard diesel engines. Most are equipped with towers that have upper control stations for sight fishing. They will also be equipped with live baitwells, fish boxes, rod-holders, storage, tackle centers and advanced electronics for navigation, fish-finding and systems monitoring.
Cruising Sports YachtsAs the category designation implies, yachts are designed to be exceptionally sporty combining capability and comfort. These ocean boats also offer many luxury features like innovative helms with advanced technology. Manufacturers often offer semi-custom interiors and features allowing owners to build a boat that suits their individual tastes and desires. Made to impress, cruising sport yachts often run in excess of 40-knots powered by two or more diesel inboard engines. The boats are typically designed with an open deck leading to the interior main deck featuring a galley and salon. Below the main deck are living accommodations with multiple lavish suites with luxury head compartments. These yachts can also come equipped with advanced entertainment centers, flybridges, and staterooms.
Long Distance Cruising YachtsFor those that want to spend weeks, months or even years aboard traveling to distant destinations, these ocean boats are equipped with efficient and exceptionally reliable propulsion engine systems that can transit open oceans. Long-distance cruising yachts are over 50-feet in length and can range to over 100-feet with normal operating speeds of under 10-knots. Designed for comfort these boats feature extensive entertainment centers fed by satellite antennas with internet connections, large home-kitchen like galleys with full featured appliances, and pantry storage essential for long voyages. Below deck are the living accommodations, usually fitted with large staterooms.
Power CatamaransPower catamarans have become very popular with cruising couples and families. The volume of interior and exterior space afforded by the design of these ocean boats allows for multiple staterooms below, large salons and galleys on the main deck and voluminous upper decks. With two hulls and a wide beam, these boats can be especially stable and smoothly cut through most sea conditions. Features below deck can include home-style appliances and the salons with extensive entertainment systems for traveling with family and friends as well as being able to entertain a crowd.