What is a good, reliable, relatively cheap boat?

For a 15-16 year old.


It will be for fishing and just cruising around.

Update 2:

It would be used on the ocean, so something that is pretty sturdy.

Update 3:

@Capt. John, just a simple boat, you know. Just a console and a fuel gauge.

No luxury touches to make it more expensive.

4 Answers

  • Ranger
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Check "Craigs List" for a list of boats for sale in your town. You will find all types of boats listed at all prices.

    Get an outboard, they don't need anything special before winter storage and with a few tools, anyone that knows anything about engines can work on it at home if it needs repairs.

    Make sure the engine is late model as there are lots of engines being sold that are so old parts are scarce or no longer made.

    Source(s): rc
  • 8 years ago

    It really depends on what you want to do with it. ie: sail around the world? or go fishing? skiing? tubing? or just putting around looking at all the eye candy?


    Thanks for your added details. . .

    But now my question is: What is your definition of "relatively cheap"?

    I am sure you will get some good answers - but I don't know of any "relatively cheap" ocean capable fishing boats. . .

  • 8 years ago

    Top two answers are great, it also depends on the waters and conditions for intended use of the vessel.

    Small lake, jon boat.

    Protected Bay, a skiff or dory.

    Get a rowing skiff, then take the USCG AUX Safe Boating Class. please.

    Learn and then you will know.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Seaswirl and bayliner make pretty good older cheaper boats. Most have the OMC inboard with the merc outdrive so you can find parts pretty much anywhere

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