Built to be versatile, most modern fishing boats are designed to navigate many different types of waters so you can catch different species of fish in both salt and fresh water. All-purpose fishing boats typically feature live wells, rod lockers, a bow(front) or transom (aft or rear motor mounting position) trolling motor and normally an outboard engine.There are an array of fishing boats on the market but buying a fishing boat new or second-hand in Ireland can be a little bewildering due to the number of models available most of which can be found in our listings below:
Do you need a lake boat or a boat designed to take on big seas? Stability and comfort when trolling are important aspects when choosing a fishing boat and clearly in an Irish climate of fickle summers the presence of a cuddy, small wheelhouse or cabin is a big asset. Many a day's fishing has been saved thanks to the rain protection afforded by a simple cuddy.
One of the popular models seen in these waters is Jeanneau's Merry Fisher range but there are plenty of other brands in Ireland too such as: Arvor,Orkney, Mastercraft, Bella, Lee fisherman, Red Finn and Quicksilver, Warrior, Larsen, the Irish built OSM range from Tralee in County Kerry, Storebro, Monaghanbuilt Darragh range and White Shark.