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Amazing Sport Fishing Boats in Olympia

We gave you our list of coolest motorcycles ever. In the same spirit, we wanted to showcase some of the coolest sport fishing boats of all time. This list is by no means exhaustive, just a few of our favorites. Let us know what you think.

43 Merritt

No list would be complete without the 43 Merritt, widely considered the epitome of sport fishing boats. The 43 looks clean and unostentatious, with a large cockpit, simple controls, and supreme maneuverability. It augured the transition from framed to cold molded construction, inspiring the love for sports fishing in the United States. Only 11 were ever built, and in the hands of the world's top crews, the 43s hold many world records for blue marlin and bluefin tuna fishing. In fact, the bluefin trolling record was set by Captain Buddy Merritt in 1968 aboard the first 43 model and broken in the mid-1980s by the last 43 ever built.

SeaCraft 20

With a simple center-console that allowed true 360° fishing, the SeaCraft 20 enjoyed wide popularity among guides and anglers alike from the late '60s through the '80s. Based on a 21-foot racing hull of Carl Moesly design, the SeaCraft added longitudinal steps along the hull giving diverse degrees of deadrise in three sections. This Variable Deadrise Hull was deep-V in the center and gradually flattened out to her aft chines, providing a dry and stable ride.

31 Bertram

Probably the most famous of sports fishing boats, the 31 Bertram was introduced in 1961 in Flybridge Cruiser and Sports Fishing models. The latter sported no aft bulkhead and open design built on a deep-V hull that could go fast on the open seas and tracked down-sea like no previous model. Many 31s are still operating all over the world, a testament to their quality construction. The Tropic Star Lodge in Panama boasts a fleet comprised exclusively of 31s.

Boston Whaler Nauset

Reputed to be the first production center console in the world, the Nauset changed fishing boat design forever. The design remains the most popular in the world, and rightfully so. Their "unsinkable" design made it one of the most popular fishing boats in all of history, with ads showing a boat sawed completely in half still returning to shore. Thousands of Nausets were sold, primarily on the East and Gulf Coasts of the US, and spawned later popular Boston Whaler models Montauk, Menemsha, and Newport.

Synthetic Oil for Your Fishing Boat in Olympia

We have already told you many of the benefits of synthetic oil with high-quality additives, but you will be amazed by the line of boat products AMSOIL offers. Visit our online store to shop for yourself. Call your local AMSOIL Dealer in OlympiaStokes Abode, at (253) 381-1550 to find out more.

25 Mako

Debuting in the mid '70s, the 25 Mako started the trend toward larger center consoles that survives today. Its long-range capabilities made it very popular in the Gulf Coast, but it was mostly used as a canyon boat in the Northeast.

31 Yellowfin

The 31 Yellowfin was introduced in 2000 and skyrocketed the brand from obscurity to mainstream. Breaking with the center console mold, the 31 made waves in the saltwater fishing boat world with its stepped-hull offshore design and layout. Its list of trophies in competitive fishing tournaments is changing the way sports fishing boats will be modeled in the future.

SeaVee 390 IPS

Welcome the new leader in light-tackle fishing boats. The SeaVee 390 IPS carries Volvo Penta's revolutionary pod drives to performance levels previously unthinkable. It goes sideways faster than most boats in reverse, spins so fast you need to hold on, and it is effortless to dock. The 390 maneuvers so quickly and precisely that it is blowing away the competition.

31 Contender

The 31 Contender is an icon, one of the best-selling boats of its size in all of history. Its sturdy construction, intelligent layout, and high-class performance made it very popular with fisherman around the country. You are likely to see one in any dock, and it has posted a respectable list of tournament victories as well.

31 Jupiter

Jupiter's first 31-foot model, released in 1989, started the fast, sleek center console trend that was unique in the market. Most boats before it were geared toward practicality, but the 31 Jupiter exuded sex appeal and style that would not be ignored. It was still a capable fishing vessel, not just a looker, and clearly something special in the fishing boat world.

Your Fishing Boat Needs Synthetic Oil in Olympia

Because of the heavy load a boat represents, you should go with a synthetic oil. Call Stokes Abode at (253) 381-1550 to find out which AMSOIL products are right for your boating needs. If you already know what you are looking for, you can shop for yourself at our online store.
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