Best Boats for Beginners + Buying Tips

By Matt Claiborne

Best Beginners Boats

01.

Island Gyspy 32

02.

Catalina 30

03.

Ranger Tug 25

Best Beginners Boats

04.

PDQ 32/34 MV

05.

PDQ 32

06.

Pacific Seacraft Crealock 34

What Makes the Best Beginner Boat?

Simplicity

A simple boat that won't confuse you or derail your learning is the best boat.

Cost

Spending your entire budget on purchasing the vessel is a bad idea.

Size

If you buy too small a boat, you’ll feel cramped and won’t enjoy the experience. If you buy too big a boat, you’ll be intimidated to drive it and feel overwhelmed.

Insurance

None of these choices are yours to make alone – your insurance agent will have some say.