Boat Buyer’s Guide: Pontoon Boats

Helpful and unbiased advice from current boat owners. Pontoon boats have become wildly popular in recent years because of their versatility, capacity, comfort and value. But, shopping for a pontoon boat can be a confusing process because there are dozens of brands available and many look alike. To help you with your search, we put […]

Pontoon Boat Buyer's Guide

Boat Buyer’s Guide: Cruisers

Helpful and unbiased advice from current boat owners. A Cruiser is a great choice for those who boat on large waterways or enjoy doing extended stays on their vessel. Finding the right Cruiser for you can be a bit complicated because there are so many factors to consider. This Cruiser Buyer’s Guide provides tips on […]

Best Cruisers – Unbiased Review

The market for new Cruisers has been devastated since the “Great Recession” of 2008/2009. Part of the reason is the price but another contributing factor is the growth of the pontoon market. Pontoons can hold as many or more people than a typical cruiser and have many of the same creature comforts – all for […]

Best Cruisers of 2017

Boat Buyer’s Guide: Saltwater Center Console

Helpful and unbiased advice from current boat owners. Thinking of buying a saltwater center console but are not sure what to look for? You’ve come to the right place. BoaterInput surveyed 126 boat owners to find out the most important factors to consider when shopping for a new boat. Though the Saltwater Center Console category […]

Buyer's Guide: Saltwater Center Consoles

Boat Buyer’s Guide: Bowriders and Deckboats

Helpful and unbiased advice from current boat owners. Runabouts and deck boats are good general purpose pleasure boats in that they are great for cruising but also can handle many watersports duties such as skiing, tubing and wakeboarding. However, given the large number of brands to choose from, picking the right boat can be a […]

Boat Buyer’s Guide: Fiberglass Fish ‘N Ski and Multispecies Boats

Helpful and unbiased advice from current boat owners. Multispecies and Fish ‘N Ski boats are great for avid anglers who also want a boat that is more family friendly. For this reason, I have personally owned three. To help find the boat that is right for you, we asked owners to tell us what they […]

Fish 'N Ski/Multispecies Buyer's Guide

Boat Buyer’s Guide: Fiberglass Bass Boats

Helpful and unbiased advice from current boat owners. On the surface, most bass boats look about the same – a large front casting deck, two pedestal seats, seating for 2 or 3 in the cockpit and a huge motor on the back. But, there are many subtleties that separate good boats from great ones. The […]

Bass Boat Buyer's Guide

Best Center Console Boats – Unbiased Review

Saltwater Center Console boats have become extremely popular in recent years. Part of the reason is that manufacturers have started offering more family friendly features such as bow cushions and sunpads, additional bench or fold down “jump seats” in the stern, and an enclosed head and cabin/berth on larger models. Plus, outboard motors have gotten […]

Best Inshore Boats

Best Runabout and Deck Boats – Unbiased Review

The Runabout and Deck Boat category is a crowded field. There are dozens of brands available in a variety of sizes, styles, propulsion types and price points. Finding the one that is right for you can be a bit of a challenge. To help you with your search, we surveyed 172 current owners to find […]

Best bowrider boats

Best Fish and Ski Boats & Walleye Boats – Unbiased Review

Fish and Ski boats are great for active families that want to do more than fish.  Walleye boats are ideal for avid anglers in northern waterways.  If you are in the market for one of these, BoaterInput can help you with your search.  We polled current owners to find out which brands offer the best […]

Best Fish and Ski Boats