Bay Boats


Idle speed for the Tidewater 2200 Carolina Bay, as the 22-foot bay boat heads toward an area inlet. Plenty of bow flare has this unique vessel gaining attention from anglers in Florida waters.

TideWater 2200 Carolina Bay

Florida Sportsman’s Rick Ryals met up with TideWater Boats in North Florida to photograph the 2200 Carolina Bay.

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Skeeter SX2250

60 years in the boat building industry is evident in Skeeter’s new Saltwater Series SX2250 Bay Boat. Designed with the serious fisherman in mind, this boat serves a dual role with a super shallow draft and a hull design that will flatten a choppy bay.

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Shearwater 23 TE

Power, room and workmanship for shallow water fishing. American Marine Sports of Groveland, Florida has been building boats for more than 30 years, everything from racing boats to bass boats to flats boats.

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Renegade Nomad 20

Steady design and ride set apart the Renegade Nomad 20. Offshore in the morning, inshore in the afternoon—both trips are feasible on the 20 Nomad from Renegade Marine. This 20-foot, 3-inch center console was designed to be superior.

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Everglades 243 CC

Everglades is known for yacht-quality fit and finish. The Everglades 243cc has that, plus innovative features like patented sliding center console windshields and unsinkable RAMCAP construction that fills the hull with high density closed cell, structural foam flotation.

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EdgeWater 220 IS

The 220 InShore is the first model in a series of shallow-draft boats from EdgeWater Power Boats. Unique from its offshore cousins, the shallow-draft 220 IS (InShore) is the first model from the EdgeWater Power Boats inshore series.

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Polar 220 Bay

Whether it’s a couple of limits of seatrout and drum, a quiver of rods, or comfort items such as drinks and warm clothes, the Polar 220 Bay has a place for it.

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Pathfinder 2300 HPS (High Performance Step)

Florida Sportsman highlights the Pathfinder 2300 HPS (High Performance Step)

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2410 Bay Ranger

The 2410 Bay Ranger was built with versatility in mind—for both inshore flats fishermen and offshore anglers who fish the beaches and nearshore reefs.

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Scout 221 Winyah Bay

The 221 bay boat offers more tournament style features than previous Scout models.

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Dusky 19 Bay Shark

If you want to mount a trolling motor on an affordable, offshore-viable boat, definitely check out the 19 Bay Shark

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Aeon 23 Pro Guide

Florida Sportsman magazine joined Aeon’s Will Leslie at the St. Lucie River to get a firsthand look at their custom-built Aeon 23 Pro Guide.

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Rivers Edge 200FX

There’s a reason the RiversEdge 200 FX motto is “escape anywhere.” Owner Neil Rohan says this tunnel-hulled boat should be fished hard, inshore and offshore.

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Pathfinder 2200 and 2200 XL

Pathfinder redesigned the transom of its venerable 2200 bay boat to accommodate the additional weight of a four-stroke outboard and 25-inch shaft.

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Blue Wave 2400 Pure Bay

Performance meets style is the best way to describe the Blue Wave 2400 Pure Bay. Computer engineering combined with over 40 years of boat building experience has produced a bay boat that meets the needs of the most demanding angler and looks good doing it.

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Pathfinder 2400 TRS

Maverick Boat Company, builders of Pathfinder boats, recently launched its latest addition to the Pathfinder Boats brand: the new Pathfinder 2400 TRS [...]