While inboard boats have their advantages, the outboard motor is an ideal choice for many boaters. Learn more about their advantages, and find top outboard fishing boats for sale from Scout Boats.
If you think of outboard fishing boats, you probably don’t think about small yachts like the 420 LXF. However, this boat comes equipped with as many as four outboard engines, giving you supreme power and handling on the water. With excellent motors pushing a sleek hull, the 420 LXF has all the advantages of an outboard fishing boat.
At the other end of the spectrum, the 175 Sportfish is a small outboard boat that helps you reach some of the most remote fishing destinations. You can lift the motor and use the 10-inch draft to reach locations that inboard models could never reach.
Inboard motors are commonly used for ski boats, but the 225 Dorado is the perfect example of how an outboard boat can deliver water-sport excitement. The boat has dual swim platforms and can be equipped with a ski tow bar to give skiers a full day of fun. Add one of the 13 different engine options and you have a boat built for excitement!
With plenty of room for your passengers and a huge variety of storage space, the 320 LXF is a wonderful fishing boat. The craft has two motors, and you can choose between Yamaha and Mercury options, giving you choices from two of the finest outboard manufacturers on the planet.
Why Choose An Outboard Boat?
First of all, boats will tend to handle better with an outboard motor. This is because as you turn the steering wheel, the entire engine moves. This means that not only the rudder is turned, but the direction of the boat’s propulsion is also adjusted, making the boat easier to handle. This becomes clear when you have to put the boat in reverse, as the boat will handle much easier going backwards.
With an outboard, you can also lift the engine’s propeller out of the water, allowing you to access extremely shallow fishing locations, such as intertidal beaches. At low speeds, the outboard motor handles better because it can turn with or without power, which makes docking much easier.
If you decide to upgrade engines, this is obviously much easier with an outboard motor. While the process is a little more complicated, you basically have to detach the motor and mount another one in its place. With an outboard, motor replacement is tantamount to replacing a car’s engine.
While an outboard motor takes space at the stern, it allows for more storage space in the center of the boat. Inboard motors will be housed in the middle of the boat, taking up space that could be used for rod storage.
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