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Published: 05th March 2009
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A fishing boat used in catching big game fish should be an angler's best friend. If fishing as a sport appeals to you and buying a boat is part of your plans, then you may look for the smaller-sized ones of about twenty feet or so. Vessels must show reliability in features, however, as they are designed to help you navigate against bad weather at sea, they should also provide speed and safety to you or your crew. A larger fishing boat reaching up to 100 feet in size may transport many more anglers than a small boat could, perhaps even thirty crew members.



Although having a personal fishing boat for leisure activities sounds great, very few people go for buying one. Most anglers would rather rent a boat, go to the fishing areas and finish the return formalities when they get back on land. Having your own fishing boat with all the required electronic equipment for orientation and location may turn up very expensive. In addition to renting the boat, most anglers also hire a crew or captain who knows the fishing grounds very well and can easily direct them to sea area where the looked for type of fish live. Even so, only the equipment and the hiring of the boat may cost pretty much for a regular middle class angler to afford. That is why joining a fishing expedition on a fishing boat is a prerogative for wealthier anglers.



As far as the fishing boat types are concerned, vessels come in many different shapes and sizes. Some are created for commercial purposes while others aim at recreational fishing only. The first type of fishing boat ever used by a human being looked more like a canoe that could not go far from the shore. Nowadays, our technologies have developed a great deal and boats have increased in size and scope as well. The commercial fishing boat, for example, can really impress the viewer if we were to consider not only the size but the storage capacity too.



The most well known type of fishing boat used for commercial purposes is the trawler that is equipped with many nets so as to maximize the volume of the capture. Other types of boats include seiners. Long liners, factory ships and so on. They are designed up to such quality standards and according to internationally used manufacturing procedures that they no longer pose any risk for the crew. The recreational fishing boat also comes in various shapes and sizes that include flounder boats, pontoons, charters and kayaks. Presently, the private fishing boat has converted into a vessel used more for leisure purposes than for fishing as such.



Pete is an avid fisherman and owns two sites about fishing one is a fishing social network Fishing life today and his blog Game Sport Fishing more articles like this at

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