March 12, 2024

8 Affordable Small Boats to Consider Buying in 2024

The Joys of Boat Ownership

Affordable Small Boats to Consider Buying

Are you planning to buy a boat sometime soon? Congratulations! You’re opening yourself up to fun and adventure on the water, memorable times you can share with friends and family. What’s more, science has shown that being near the water, including being on a boat, can improve your physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. Just seeing and hearing the water is relaxing, and eases stress. The best news? There are many affordable boat options on the market, to make buying your new boat a breeze.

A No-Frills Fishing Boat

If you just want an aluminum fishing boat, check out the Tracker Grizzly 1648 SC. This boat is powder-coated and durable, with no wood in the construction and a Mod V hull for smooth sailing. It looks sporty, but it handles extremely well. For a starting price of $9.795, you can purchase this 16 foot boat with VERSATRACK accessory mounting and two pedestal seat bases.

A Great First Boat for Families

If your family is new to boating, consider the Bayliner 160 Bowrider. This boat has plenty of storage space, an onboard stereo, a full windshield, and reliable performance, and it is perfect for spending long days out on the water in Southern California. You can even select a ski tow pylon as an add-on, for an extra level of water sport fun! The Bayliner 160 Bowrider has a starting price of $16,499.

For the Saltwater Boaters

The Mako Pro Skiff 15 CC is an ideal first rig for saltwater boaters, because this composite boat is extremely stable. It’s got a one piece deck liner and marine grade vinyl upholstery, so that even the saltiest sprays will wipe off with ease. With lockable storage, and aerated baitwell, a removable seat/cooler, rod holders, and electronic mounting options, it offers everything an angler could want for a productive day out on the ocean. This boat is available at a starting price of $14,995.

Durable and Versatile, Wherever You’re Boating

Just about everyone loves the Carolina Skiff 162 JLS. There is plenty to enjoy about it, including the ample storage, an 18-gallon live well, and a fishing seat with an 11-foot poles, all very appealing to anglers. What recommends it to families? A comfortable smooth ride and a family-friendly three-step telescoping ladder, making it a fun ride that’s easy to enter and exit. The Carolina Skiff 162 JLS starts at $24,900.

Cabin Cruising at its Finest

You won’t find the Canadian Doral 250 SE new, because it’s no longer being made. If you want classic woodwork, a conventional, inviting layout, and a sliding section of cockpit seating to accommodate your family and friends, it’s well worth seeking it on the use boat market. You should be able to find it for about $58,700 through your local boat dealer.

Sporty but Comfortable

The Tahoe T16 is a lightweight, sporty feeling boat, with the comfort of an expensive barge. The lightweight construction and fiberglass hull make it easy get in and out of a slip at a Marina or to tow, even behind a smaller vehicle, and this boat is perfect for families and adventurers. It features a swim platform, telescoping boarding ladder, and ample storage, and is available at a starting price of $15,995.

A Fishing Vessel for First Timers

If you are looking for a great fishing boat from a reliable company, look no further than the Pro-Line 20 Sport. Small enough to keep at your house, or in a small boat slip at a marina, it is still large enough to accommodate a large family or some serious anglers. A large center console with an enclosed head, plenty of rod stage, a swim platform, and seating for seven people are some of the key features of this boat, which starts at $9,995.

An Affordable Way to Fish

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Once you Buy Your Boat, Dock it at California Yacht Marina

If you are looking for a fun place in Southern California to dock your small boat, trust California Yacht Marina. In business for over 35 years, California Yacht Marina has a well-earned reputation for excellence in the Southern California fishing and boating community. We’re a family-owned business with state-of-the-art facilities at our four full-service marinas, and we can meet your needs, whether you want a family friendly place to store your boat on the water, you’re looking for an amazing waterfront event venue, or you need filming locations for rent in marina Los Angeles, CA. Schedule a tour with us so you can see our spectacular facilities for yourself, call us at ??? or contact us through our website for more information.