2021’s best new fishing boats for Canadian anglers

Whether you’re planning to dive into boat ownership for the first time, upgrade or simply window shop, now is the perfect time to check out 2021’s crop of new fishing boats. Our annual roundup includes both aluminum and fibreglass models in a wide variety of styles, including tournament boats, deep-Vs, fish-and-ski crossovers and even bay boats. No matter where or how you like to fish in Canada, you’re sure to find something that suits your needs.

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NOTE: The boats are divided into two main groups: 12 aluminum boats followed by 7 fibreglass, with each group presented alphabetically

For a round-up of 2021’s best new fishing kayaks, see www.outdoorcanada.ca/2021kayaks.

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ALUMACRAFT: COMPETITOR FSX 185

This fish-and-ski crossover is built with Alumacraft’s 2XB one-piece hull, which offers improved handling, added comfort at higher speeds and a drier ride. Notable standard features include two aft fold-up jump seats, marine speakers, a large insulated cooler and a custom trailer. An optional ski pylon and bow cushions are available.

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LENGTH: 18’ 8”

BEAM: 95’

LAYOUT: Walk-through

MAX HORSEPOWER: 175

FUEL CAPACITY: 34 gallons

SEATING CAPACITY: 6

LIVEWELLS: Bow, 18 gallons; aft, 22 gallons

ROD STORAGE: 8’ bow and starboard lockers

LEARN MORE: 1-877-314-7756; www.alumacraft.com