Boating isn’t just for the super rich – it’s an activity for everyone! To prove it, we’ve put together a list of 10 of the best boats under $10,000 we could find.
According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, most boaters in the United States today earn household incomes of less than $100,000. That’s definitely middle class territory, so there’s no reason to miss out on the fun.
Don’t believe us? Here are 10 of the best boats under $10,000. These prices don’t include any optional equipment, but it’s possible you could find even better deals if you go talk to your local boat dealer.
Alumacraft Crappie Jon
With its flat floor, raised front deck, twin swivelling fishing seats with no-pinch hinges, five-gallon live well and bow trolling motor bracket, Alumacraft’s Crappie Jon is ready for serious fishing. It’s also light enough to be easy to tow with smaller vehicles.
Crestliner’s 15-foot jon boat features an aluminum flat floor, a bow casting platform, a trolling motor harness and wood-free construction for long life and durability. The all-welded aluminum hull includes formed strap rails and enamel paint for long-lasting good looks, as well as Crestliner’s extruded lock track system that makes mounting accessories a snap.
Lowe Roughneck 1860
Built for maximum versatility, the Roughneck 1860 was designed with lasting durability in mind. This commercial-grade Lowe jon boat comes equipped with all the elbow room you need for fishing, hunting or just enjoying the water. Its variable deadrise bow provides a smooth, dry ride while its flat floor and rod locker deliver great value.
A heavy-duty extruded center keel and twin bottom keels provide the Lowe 1667 with smooth tracking and easy handling. Built-in spray rails keep everyone on board dry in the waves, while three full bench seats and a split transom seat accommodate up to five people.
Lund SSV 16
Designed for Canadian fishing camps where hard use is an everyday guarantee, Lund’s SSV 16 is built with heavy grade aluminum for extra durability. Designed to provide a safe and stable ride, this boat can accommodate up to 1,200 pounds of people and gear. Add an optional side console option or a drop-in floor to enhance your fishing boat experience.
Princecraft Springbok DL BT
With its flat floor, heavy-duty aluminum construction, high gloss urethane paint and graphics package and built-in storage compartments, Princecraft’s 16-foot Springbok DL BT comes with a Mercury 15-horsepower outboard. Add an optional galvanized trailer and this easy-towing package is ready to explore.
Princecraft Resorter DLX BT
Princecraft’s 16-foot Resorter DLX BT features an ergonomic design, a bow raised casting platform, twin 7-foot rod storage compartments, a 16-gallon, 34-inch live well, two folding fishing seats with no-pinch hinges, a flat floor and more. The package comes with a galvanized trailer with a swing-away tongue and a Mercury 20-horsepower outboard, making it ready to go at a moment’s notice.
Smoker Craft Alaskan 15 DLX
Simple, durable and affordable, Smoker Craft’s 15-foot Alaskan DLX seats four people and handles outboards of up to 35 horsepower, thanks to its generous 21-inch interior depth. A full flat floor ensures comfort afloat, while plenty of interior storage space accommodates all the gear.
With its 100 percent aluminum, wood-free construction, Tracker’s Grizzly 1548 T Sportsman is built for long-term durability. Features include lockable, removable storage and Tracker’s Versatrack accessory mounting channel in the gunnels, making it easy to mount accessories like rod holders or electronics anywhere. Optional Grassland or Woodland camo pattern finishes will appeal to hunters.
Tracker’s Guide V-16 Laker DLX T offers an open, roomy interior that gives it incredible versatility as a fishing platform or an all-round family boat. With easy-to-clean flat vinyl floors, storage for rods and gear, a movable fishing seat and a fixed driver’s seat, the Laker even includes an aerated 15-gallon bow live well, a 20-horsepower Mercury outboard and a trailer.