Tournaments are a great way to build your fishing experience, compete with some of the best anglers in the area, and—if you’re good—maybe even win some cash. But for success in a tournament, you need the right equipment. Not only does this include high-quality rods and reels, but also a boat that gives you an advantage over the competition. Luckily, we have some of the best tournament fishing boats at Scout! Plus, you can customize your vessel to meet all of your fishing needs with our Build Your Scout tool.
What To Look For in Tournament Fishing Boats
If you are going to purchase a tournament fishing boat, look for one with these important features:
- Ample rod storage. The best professional anglers keep dozens of rods ready for any situation, so your boat needs room for all your fishing poles.
- Large casting deck. You should have plenty of space to cast with confidence in any direction.
- Powerful engines. To have the best chance at success, you need to reach the right spots before the competition. For a tournament boat, speed is essential.
Best Tournament Fishing Boats from Scout
The best boat for a specific tournament will depend on the body of water and the fish that are being pursued. While any craft in the Scout Boats lineup could work for a specific tournament, here are three of the best choices:
Small and nimble, the 177 Sport is perfect for fishing tournaments that target small species and sport fish that live in shallow waters. It has vertical rod storage at the helm and a large casting deck towards the front. When equipped with a powerful Yamaha F115 outboard motor, the 177 Sport can reach your destination quickly, achieving over 50 miles an hour in ideal conditions. This speed allows you to reach your destination before the competition!
Complete with luxury and refinement, the 231 XS is a world-class fishing boat that can help you reach continued success in a tournament. You’ll have the advantage of bow storage and multiple storage boxes, allowing you to take all of your tackle and equipment. Plus, with a large casting deck at the front, you can place your lure practically anywhere. This boat can also be equipped with a 300hp Mercury motor, allowing you to reach over 60 mph on the water.
175 Sport Dorado
The 175 Sport Dorado is the perfect dual console fishing boat for a tournament. It comes loaded with features that give you an advantage on tournament day, including plenty of storage areas for rods and reels. The helm gives you complete control over the boat, so you can place your vessel exactly where it needs to go for maximum success. You’ll also be comfortable and relaxed, which means you can focus on what matters: catching fish and winning the tournament!
Find the Right Boat for Your Next Competition
You deserve an impeccable boat that is comfortable, fast, and gives you an advantage at the tournament. Use our Build Your Scout feature to create the perfect vessel for your unique needs!