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12/09/2015

Our Favorite Sports Fishing Boats of All Time in Keller

For the boating enthusiasts out there, we compiled a list of our favorite sports fishing boats. Let us know what you think.

26 Regulator

Built for the treacherous shoals and inlets of the Outer Banks, the 26 Regulator outgrew its North Cackalacky roots to become an iconic figure of fishing boats in many regions of the country. The Regulator's deep-V hull is something of a legend for its exceptional handling in rough waters. The 26 is solid, practical, and enduring.

22 Pathfinder

Initiating the movement toward versatile bay boats is the 22 Pathfinder. It success has redefined what a bay boat should be and solidified the 22's reputation as the SUV of the water.

Grady-White 254 Kingfish

The 254 put Grady-White on the map in the 1970s for its wide-beam cuddy cabin, a market the company dominates today. The perfect combination of luxury and fishing utility, the Kingfish was an immediate success with the leading fishing families. The Kingfish's sterndrive powered model revolutionized the outboard fishing boat market.

53 Hatteras

Representing the standard in offshore fishing boats is the 53 Hatteras. First produced in 1969, the Hatteras combined a spacious cockpit with a comfortable living area to make it a favorite of the big production fishing boat world. Its heavy build made for a stable, if wet, ride, and became the model to emulate for the modern boat builders.

57 Spencer

The 57 Spencer took North Carolina's boat building reputation to a whole new level. Building upon the sturdy, seaworthy models of North Carolina tradition, Spencer added speed and sleekness that brought new attention to the state's boats. Before becoming a shipbuilder in 1996, Paul Spencer worked as a chartermate and captain. His experience helped modernize the look and build of the North Carolina fleet, and the 57 is the epitome of that revolution.

Your Fishing Boat Needs Synthetic Oil in Keller

Because of the heavy load a boat represents, you should go with a synthetic oil. Call Ace Hi Oil at (888) 459-9958 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.

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.

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.

Synthetic Oil for Your Fishing Boat in Keller

We have already told you many of the benefits of synthetic oil, 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 KellerAce Hi Oil, at (888) 459-9958 to find out more.
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