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Sport Fishing

Designed for recreational fishing, new sportfishing vessels can range from 20-foot center consoles to 80-foot yachts. The range may be wide, but our in-depth reviews of sport fishing boats will help you find the right one. Looking for rocket launchers, baitwell features or storage? Southern Boating’s comprehensive specs will help.

Viking Yachts 64 Convertible

A New Champion The Viking 64 Convertible is designed for tournament fishing action and luxurious family comfort. The newest member of the Viking Yachts’ fleet, the 64 Convertible, is a tournament contender designed…

Valhalla Boatworks V-46 – 2021 Sportfish Roundup

Valhalla Boatworks V-46 The V-46 (46’ 7” LOA, 13’ 4” beam) is Valhalla Boatworks’ flagship model designed to meet the expectations of recreational and tournament anglers while adding luxury features typically found…

Huckins 44 – 2021 Sportfish Roundup

Huckins 44 Sportfisherman The Huckins 44 Sportfisherman (44’ 10” LOA, 13’ 9” beam) with its low-profile flybridge gives the operator outstanding visibility looking ahead for tailing fish, watching a spread of baits…

Bertram 50 Open Sportfish – 2021 Sportfish Roundup

Bertram 50 Open Sportfish The Pipewelder’s tuna tower-equipped Bertram 50 Open Sportfish joins its sistership, the 50 Express, with familiar Bertram style and performance. Powered with twin 1,150-hp C-18 Caterpillars, the 50…

Garlington 71 SF – 2021 Sportfish Roundup

Garlington 71 SF Following the success of the renown Garlington 61, the new 71 SF (71’ LOA, 20’ beam) offers a similar profile with identical deck house and flybridge proportions along with…

Albemarle 30 Express – 2021 Sportfish Roundup

Albemarle 30 Express The new 30 Express (33’ 6” LOA, 10’ 6” beam) offers the ultimate in ocean fishing prowess in a sleek compact package featuring a step sheer and Carolina style…

A Day on the Water – Bertram 50 Express

A Day on the Water All aboard the The Bertram 50 Express Our Editor-in-Chief Steve Davis got out on the new Bertram 50 Express and found a boat that can cruise the…

Viking 46 Billfish

Moving Up Viking expands the series with the 46 Billfish. By Peter Frederiksen, Southern Boating January 2020 Unveiled at the Viking Yachts Dealer Meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey, last fall followed…

Viking Yachts 46 BF

Viking Yachts 46 BF Expanding its Billfish series of ready-to-go fishing machines, Viking Yachts introduces two new models: the 38 Open Billfish (38’ 8” LOA, 14’ beam), which is the company’s second…

Bluegame BG62

Bluegame BG62 Bluegame boats were introduced to America at last February’s Miami show. In its first appearance at the Fort Lauderdale show, visitors can check out the Italian builder’s flagship, the Bluegame…

Blackfin 242 DC

Blackfin 242 DC Blackfin Boats’ all-new 242DC (24’ 6” LOA, 8’ 10” beam) debuts in Fort Lauderdale and has all the fishing prowess you’d expect from the brand. The versatile, dual console…

an image of the Cabo 41

CABO 41

Cabo 41 If you have the faintest impression that the new CABO 41 is not a 100 percent, purebred sportfishing machine, let me enlighten you. Start by stepping aboard through the extra-wide…

An image of a Bertram 61 sportfishing boat running from Southern Boating

Bertram 61

Bertram 61 Everything old is new again, and new means better when you add a gyrostabilizer and near military-grade windows. Based on the 1980s Bertram 54, the Bertram 61 took design cues from the…

an image of the Viking 38 Billfish

Viking 38 Billfish

Viking 38 Billfish Viking’s 38 Billfish is the builder’s latest innovation in versatility, comfort, and performance. Viking’s 38 Billfish exemplifies the builder’s evolutionary strategy to build a better boat every day. Already…

Viking 68 Convertible

Viking 68 Convertible

The new Viking 68 Convertible not only lands granders, it does so in grand style. The new Viking 68 Convertible drew public acclaim in late January. Fresh from the New Jersey factory,…