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12/08/2015

Top Sports Fishing Boat Models Ever in Ypsilanti

If you are a boating enthusiast, you do not want to miss out on our list of favorite sports fishing boats ever. Let us know what you think.

25 Mako

Debuting in the mid '70s, the 25 Mako started the trend toward larger center consoles that survives today. Its long-range capabilities made it very popular in the Gulf Coast, but it was mostly used as a canyon boat in the Northeast.

31 Yellowfin

The 31 Yellowfin was introduced in 2000 and skyrocketed the brand from obscurity to mainstream. Breaking with the center console mold, the 31 made waves in the saltwater fishing boat world with its stepped-hull offshore design and layout. Its list of trophies in competitive fishing tournaments is changing the way sports fishing boats will be modeled in the future.

SeaVee 390 IPS

Welcome the new leader in light-tackle fishing boats. The SeaVee 390 IPS carries Volvo Penta's revolutionary pod drives to performance levels previously unthinkable. It goes sideways faster than most boats in reverse, spins so fast you need to hold on, and it is effortless to dock. The 390 maneuvers so quickly and precisely that it is blowing away the competition.

31 Contender

The 31 Contender is an icon, one of the best-selling boats of its size in all of history. Its sturdy construction, intelligent layout, and high-class performance made it very popular with fisherman around the country. You are likely to see one in any dock, and it has posted a respectable list of tournament victories as well.

31 Jupiter

Jupiter's first 31-foot model, released in 1989, started the fast, sleek center console trend that was unique in the market. Most boats before it were geared toward practicality, but the 31 Jupiter exuded sex appeal and style that would not be ignored. It was still a capable fishing vessel, not just a looker, and clearly something special in the fishing boat world.

43 Merritt

No list would be complete without the 43 Merritt, widely considered the epitome of sport fishing boats. The 43 looks clean and unostentatious, with a large cockpit, simple controls, and supreme maneuverability. It augured the transition from framed to cold molded construction, inspiring the love for sports fishing in the United States. Only 11 were ever built, and in the hands of the world's top crews, the 43s hold many world records for blue marlin and bluefin tuna fishing. In fact, the bluefin trolling record was set by Captain Buddy Merritt in 1968 aboard the first 43 model and broken in the mid-1980s by the last 43 ever built.

Synthetic Oil for Your Fishing Boat in Ypsilanti

We have already told you many of the benefits of synthetic oil, but you will be amazed by the line of boat products AMSOIL offers. Visit our online store to shop for yourself. Call your local AMSOIL Dealer in YpsilantiDwight Smith, at (702) 561-3706 to find out more.

Ocean 40 Super Sport

Launching New Jersey's Leek family into prominence, the Ocean 40 Super Sport debuted in 1977. Boasting a top speed of 30 knots, unprecedented for the time, the 40 was the first of a series of successful designs by the Ocean building company. Ocean eventually became the leader in the convertible- and express-boat markets, as many imitators failed to match the quality construction and solid value of Ocean yachts.

54 Bertram

Running from 1981 to 1993, the 54 Bertram is one of the best-selling large sports fishermen of all time. Built ruggedly, the 54's impressive deep-V hull was able to withstand waters that would keep most boats on the dock. Its large cockpit made it a favorite for both weekend fishermen and tournament pros, making the 54 one of the most widely admired fishing boats ever.

35 Cabo Express

Coming a year after Cabo's flybridge model had hit the market, the Express became an overnight classic. Because it was so easy and simple to operate, it converted many convertible owners to express owners. The high quality of the construction attracted a slew of interest from buyers, making the Cabo Express and Flybridge models big sellers for the company.

Pursuit 3000 Offshore

Initially a rebadge for its sister company, Tiara, the release of the 3000 Offshore in 1995 established Pursuit as a serious contender in its own right. Its "Palm Beach" look was attractive to many fishermen, as did its winning combination of fishing space and below-deck comfortability, performance and economy.

34 Rybovich

The 34 Rybovich was the original sports fishing boat, and cannot be ignored on any all-time greatest list. Miss Chevy II was custom designed specifically for sports fishing, a first in 1947. Until then, converted cabin cruisers had been used with limited success. The 34 Rybovich eventually became a charter boat in West Palm Beach, Florida and was renamed the Sail Ahoy.

Your Fishing Boat Needs Synthetic Oil in Ypsilanti

Because of the heavy load a boat represents, you should go with a synthetic oil. Call Dwight Smith, your local AMSOIL Dealer in Ypsilanti, at (702) 561-3706 to find out which AMSOIL products are right for your boating needs. If you already know what you are looking for, you can shop for yourself at our online store.
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