After many years of being on the decline it seems that small fishing boats are once again becoming very popular. Most fishermen have their own stories as to why this may be the new trend. However they will all agree that for what ever the reason it is coming again.
There are many reasons for this sudden turn around. It may be due to price advantage and the reluctance of needing to be recognized as the best or biggest. We all will agree there are many advantages gained with these boats.
Most fishermen will enjoy the lighter weight and easier handling with the smaller fishing boats. Today the cost of fuel is a big factor in favor of them. Another factor that most of us enjoy is the ease of handling due to their lighter weight.
When it comes to repairs or maintenance these boats gain a huge advantage. This is a case when less is more. It just takes less to repair a smaller boat. Your choice of material the boat is made of is another item that makes for easier maintenance.
The varied choices of building materials contribute to their ease of handling advantage. My personal choice is Aluminum, it is light, easy to maintain and very long lasting. A lightweight, close to the water boat is always a good choice.
Small fishing boats may be the popular choice but you have the option of selecting anything from a large cabin cruiser or yacht down to a small canoe. All of them will remain someone’s favorite. Keep in mind that if not used on a regular basis it was not the best choice.