What are the Different Types of Fishing Boats?

25 Jul 2019 Marine Services

If you are looking for a new fishing boat, it is important to establish what kind of fish you intend on catching and what type of water you plan to fish in. There are many different types of fishing boats and each one is designed for a certain kind of excursion. At Bridgeview Marine, they supply a wide variety of new and used boats through their locations in Delta, Prince Rupert, and Sandspit, and their knowledgeable team is prepared to ensure that you find exactly the right kind of boat that you need to get out on the water.

Finding the Right Kind of Fishing Boat

Just as there are many different fish in the sea, there are many types of boats to catch those fish. Some of the different types of fishing boats include:

Bass Boat

Bass boats are typically used for freshwater fishing on lakes, ponds, and rivers. They are used most commonly for bass fishing and can be made from nearly any hull material. Bass boats typically use outboard motors and have tiller steering.


Bowriders are a common type of boat for families and they are often used for water sports and fishing. They are most commonly used for waterskiing, but they are also frequently used for fishing when rigged properly.

Cuddy Cabin

If you are looking for a small fishing boat with options for cabin space, cuddy cabin cruisers are a great way to go. Whether you use the cabin for fishing gear storage, a sitting area, or even a sleeping space, cuddy cabins are great for both salt and freshwater.


A dinghy is an incredibly common boat used for hobby fishing and they are usually 7-12 feet long. They can be powered by small electric or gas outboard motors as well as oars. These are one of the best options for boats for first-time boat owners.

Express Fisherman

A great boat option for experienced offshore fishermen is the Express Fisherman. These vessels are designed to get away from the shore quickly and have open deck space designed for fighting and bringing in big fish.

If you are interested in finding out more about the different types of fishing boats, or if you would like to learn about any of their marine services, please contact Bridgeview Marine at the location nearest you or by filling out a contact form on their website.