Best Trolling Motor – Unbiased Review for 2020

Trolling motors are a critical tool to most anglers, especially in freshwater.  In this article, we identify the best trolling motor models based on our survey of 200 boaters.  And, we reveal which trolling motors are most desired among Bass Boaters, Freshwater (non-Bass) Anglers, and Saltwater boaters alike . ABOUT THE STUDY Before we get […]

Review of Trolling Motors

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

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

Best Pontoon Boats – Unbiased Review

Pontoons have become very popular in recent years.  There are now dozens of brands to choose from which makes the task of finding the best pontoon boats a difficult task.  To help you with your selection process, BoaterInput surveyed current pontoon boat owners to determine which brands they would most likely consider if shopping for […]

Best Pontoon Boats

Best Aluminum Boats – Unbiased Review of Deep Vs

Thinking about buying an aluminum fishing boat but am not sure which brands to consider?  We can help. surveyed  151 owners from across the country to identify the best aluminum boats. Since results varied by the type of aluminum boat owned, we broke out the results by the two major varieties.  Mod V’s have shallower […]

Best Aluminum Boats (Deep Vs)

Best Bass Boats – Unbiased Review

Choosing the best bass boats can be like picking the right lure – there are many interesting choices and all will catch fish to some degree,  To help you cull your list, BoaterInput polled a number of current bass boat owners to find out which brands they would consider if shopping for a new boat. […]

Best Bass Boats

Best Aluminum Boats – Unbiased Review of Mod Vs

With dozens of makes available, finding the best aluminum boats for your needs and budget can be a challenge.  To help you with your search, surveyed  151 aluminum fishing boat owners from across the country. However, before we get to the results, it is important to point out that responses differ by the type […]

Best Aluminum Boats

Boat Buyer’s Guide: Aluminum Fishing Boats

Helpful and unbiased advice from current boat owners To help you find the boat that is right for you, surveyed 151 aluminum fishing boat owners to get their unbiased opinions on what you should look for when shopping for a new boat. Most Important Items The results were not very surprising – items like […]

What to Look for in An Aluminum Fishing Boat