Versatile Deck Boats Are A Do-Everything Value For Boating Families

February 2, 2012

The popularity of deck boats is really taking off these days, and for good reason. These versatile boats come in a wide variety of styles and layouts, which means it’s easy to find one that will be a perfect, no matter how you spend your time on the water.

The first step, of course, is to think about how you and your family will use the boat. Today’s deck boats, such as the industry-leading Hurricane brand, are built for all kinds of activities. Watersports, of course, are always among the favorite ways families use their boats, especially tubing, wakeboarding and waterskiing. For most families, a ski-tow bar at the rear of the boat will be plenty for towing. Some models, though, take it one step further and add a tower or arch for even more excitement. If it’s fish you’re after, consider a deck boat that features amenities especially designed for anglers. These can include pedestal seats that swivel, bait wells and even handy rod storage.

Next, consider how many people you’ll likely be bringing along. The great thing about deck boats is that they are made to bring along a crowd, with plenty of seating and storage space for everything you’ll need for a day on the water. The reason for all that extra room is that deck boat designs bring the beam (width) of the boat all the way to the bow instead of coming to a sharp point like most runabouts. That gives you more seating, and more seating gives you more storage options.

The bottom line is that deck boats are built to handle just about any activity you (and lots of friends and family) may want to try. The hull design means you’ll get on plane quickly, and the stable, wide platform is a perfect choice for families. When you add it all up, you’ll see why deck boats are quickly becoming the best value on the water.