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.

an image of the Hatteras GT 59

Hatteras GT59

Hatteras GT59 The Hatteras’s GT59 C Series blends contemporary design, outstanding open-water performance, and stellar fishability. Roaming the docks of the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), I stop to admire the…

Viking 58C

Viking 58C

Viking 58C The Viking 58C became a sportfishing powerhouse with 110 models sold from 1991 to 2000. The second generation Viking 58C comes on strong with Viking’s signature walkaround, center console flybridge…

Paul Mann Custom Boats

Paul Mann Custom Boats

Paul Mann’s latest proves that determination, custom design and attention to detail blends a tournament fishing yacht with luxurious style and does so magnificently. Walk into any marina and you’ll see a…

An image of a center console rigged for fishing. Is this a sportfish or center console?

Sportfish or Center Console?

When it comes down to it, the real question remains: Sportfish or Center Console? There is certainly no shortage of offshore fishing boats suited for bluewater missions. But a notable change over the…

Jarrett Bay Boatworks presents Jaruco

The Art of Boat Building: Jaruco

Boat building is an art. Jaruco, formerly known as Project Ireland from Jarrett Bay, proves it. Built using advanced techniques, the 90-foot custom sportfish sports a carbon fiber bridge, cabin, decks, and stringer…

Viking 44 Open

Viking 44 Open

The Viking 44 Open delivers on so many levels, you’d swear she’s a lot bigger boat. When Viking decided to beef up the other end of its sportfish boats, it introduced the…

Viking Yachts

Viking debuts two models at MYS 2018

Viking debuts two models: the 68 C and 44 C.  Viking Yachts debuts two models: the 68 Convertible (68’7″ LOA, 19’2″ beam) and the 44 Convertible (45’1″ LOA, 16’4″ beam). The 68 C is…

Jarrett Bay

Jarrett Bay

Jarrett Bay, the custom sportfish builder, shows off its biggest and most advanced creation, Jaruco (formerly Project Ireland, 90′ LOA, 22′ 6″ beam), in Fort Lauderdale. Built to ABS class standards, the flagship project was led by an owner…

Bertram

Bertram 35

Since opening the doors to its new facility in Tampa, Florida, last year, Bertram has rolled out seven of its latest 35-foot models. At this year’s show, it will display the 35 (35′ 1″ LOA, 12′…

Sportfish buyer's Guide, Southern Boat has your guide to Sportfishing boats

Sportfish Buyers Guide

Angler’s Delight Looking for a new sportfishing boat? These 13 builders have some of the best designs currently on the market. Our Sportfish Buyers Guide makes browsing easy. You’ve probably noticed the increase…
Donzi R-58

Roscioli Donzi Yachts

When Robert Roscioli designed the R-58, he made it available in three custom configurations—Express, Sport Cruiser and Convertible. It is easy to admire the low, sleek hull (LOA 58′; Beam 17’8″; Draft 4’10”) on which…

whiticar-custom-convertible

Whiticar Custom Convertible

Never Enough is a cold-molded, two-stateroom Whiticar Custom Convertible (LOA 56′; Beam 17’6″; Draft 5′) designed by Robert Ullberg, with an interior by Sam Rowell of SR Marine Interiors. Power is supplied…

Merritt Custom 86

Merritt Custom 86

Merritt’s Boat and Engine Works Beginning in 1955, when brothers Buddy and Allen combined their talents to build vessels for South Florida fishermen, a custom boat bearing the Merritt family name has…

Rybovich and Sons

Rybovich and Sons Custom 86 Sportfish

Persistence is a Michael Rybovich and Sons custom 86 Sportfisherman, a recent launch with four ample staterooms, including an amidships master suite. The yacht has a contemporary interior by Elizabeth Dalton of…

Bertram 35

Bertram 35

Unless you were sleeping at the switch, you undoubtedly know that Bertram is back, with a 35 that pays homage to the renowned 31-footer that helped Richard Bertram build an empire of…