One of the biggest misconceptions about boating is the idea that it’s a pastime that’s only for the crazy wealthy. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth! We’ve put together a list of 10 great boats for under $20,000.

According to new data from the National Marine Manufacturers Association, the vast majority of American boaters are regular families with kids and mortgages and household incomes of less than $100,000. Boating really is for everyone.

Ranger MPV 1760
MSRP: $13,995

Ranger MPV 1760

How about a bass boat for under $14,000 – and a Ranger at that? Long admired for their innovation in bass boat design, Ranger brings great features to the market with its MVP 1760. It’s tough aluminum hull slides over stumps, and it’s light enough to tow easily with a mid-sized vehicle.

  • Length: 17’ 6”
  • Beam: 86”
  • Dry weight: 925 lbs
  • Fuel capacity: 21 gal.
  • Passenger capacity: 5
  • Maximum power: 75 hp

Stratos VLO 176
MSRP: $19,295

Stratos VLO 176

From one of the top names in fiberglass bass boats comes the VLO 176 – a fully-featured fiberglass bass boat with all the toys and a price tag to please anyone. It even comes rigged with a Lowrance Hook 3 fish finder, Minn Kota 45-pound trolling motor and a Mercury 60 four-stroke outboard.

  • Length: 17’ 6”
  • Beam: 84”
  • Dry weight: 1,200 lbs
  • Fuel capacity: 21 gal.
  • Passenger capacity: up to 1,100 lbs
  • Maximum power: 75 hp

Tracker Pro Guide V-16 SC
MSRP: $16,695

Tracker Pro Guide V-16 SC

Tracker has become one of the best-selling boat brands for a reason – its well-equipped boats deliver a lot of value at a great price. The Pro Guide V16 SC even comes with a Lowrance Hook 3 fishfinder and a Minn Kota PowerDrive 42-lb. electric trolling motor.

  • Length: 16’ 6”
  • Beam: 88”
  • Dry weight: 1,090 lbs
  • Fuel capacity: 15 gal.
  • Passenger capacity: 5
  • Maximum power: 90 hp

Lund Rebel 1600 SS
MSRP: $11,095

Lund Rebel 1600 SS

Lund’s versatile Rebel 1600 SS catches fish, pulls the kids on a tube, takes the family on picnics and does it all at an easy to manage price. Available as a tiller or side console model, the Rebel includes a huge front casting deck, aerated live well and Lund’s SportTrak accessory system.

  • Length: 16’ 5”
  • Beam: 77”
  • Dry weight: 710 lbs
  • Fuel capacity: 6 gal.
  • Passenger capacity: 5
  • Maximum power: 50 hp

Lowe Ultra Cruise 180
MSRP: $16,696

Lowe Ultra Cruise 180

A compact pontoon that’s ideal for rivers and smaller lakes, Lowe’s Ultra Cruise 180 delivers real value in an approachable, easy-to-drive package. Lounger seats offer storage in their bases, while 18-ounce carpet and a heavy-duty Bimini top provide all-day comfort.

  • Length: 19’ 6”
  • Beam: 96”
  • Dry weight: 1,673 lbs
  • Fuel capacity: 6 gal.
  • Passenger capacity: 9
  • Maximum power: 75 hp

Bayliner Element E16
MSRP: $13,799

Element Sport

Sporty good looks, snappy handling and plenty of seating for the whole family make Bayliner’s outboard-powered Element E16 a winner. Plus, it has the power and comfort features to get you to the fun spots and enjoy every minute of the journey.

  • Length: 16’ 2”
  • Beam: 89”
  • Dry weight: 1,570 lbs
  • Fuel capacity: 12 gal.
  • Passenger capacity: 6
  • Maximum power: 80 hp

Boston Whaler Super Sport 130
MSRP: $13,963

Boston Whaler Super Sport 130

The unsinkable legend, Boston Whaler offers affordable and maintenance-free fun in its Super Sport 130, for carefree boating everyone can enjoy. Thanks to its modular design concept, you can choose from a long list of options and accessories to customize the boat to suit your preferences.

  • Length: 13’ 3”
  • Beam: 70”
  • Dry weight: 640 lbs
  • Fuel capacity: 6.5 gal.
  • Passenger capacity: 4
  • Maximum power: 40 hp

Harris FloteBote Cruiser 200 CS-L
MSRP: $17,777

Harris FloteBote Cruiser 200 CS-L

A full-size pontoon for under 20 grand? The Harris FloteBote Cruiser 200 CS-L delivers seating for 10, plenty of storage space and surprising appointments at an accessible price. Enjoy a walk-through bow gate, stern swim-deck access, two bow lounges and a classic L-shaped aft lounge with sun pad.

  • Length: 22’ 1”
  • Beam: 102”
  • Dry weight: 2,143 lbs
  • Fuel capacity: 28 gal.
  • Passenger capacity: 10
  • Maximum power: 150 hp

Lowe Fishing Machine FM 160 S
MSRP: $11,823

Lowe Fishing Machine FM 160 S

Compact enough to get into those remote back lakes where the big bass live, yet big enough to handle a bit of rough water, Lowe’s Fishing Machine continues to delight anglers with its features and affordability. Amenities include a Lowrance Elite-3x fishfinder and huge raised casting deck.

  • Length: 16’ 1”
  • Beam: 75”
  • Dry weight: 711 lbs
  • Fuel capacity: portable tank
  • Passenger capacity: 5
  • Maximum power: 50 hp

Premier Pontoons Horizon 200
MSRP: $18,570

Premier Pontoons Horizon 200

Premier’s stylish and capable Horizon 200 offers appealing value in an economical pontoon. Folding fishing chairs, rod holders, trash storage, a round table and Premier’s Inspiration helm package set the Horizon apart.

  • Length: 20’ 5”
  • Beam: 102”
  • Dry weight: 1,850 lbs
  • Fuel capacity: 19 gal.
  • Passenger capacity: 9
  • Maximum power: 90 hp

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