“Is an aluminum fishing boat the best choice for the way you fish? The chances are a lot better than you might think. Expense, weight, strength, seaworthiness, and maintenance should all figure into your decision, and in all of these categories, aluminum boats often come out on top. Generally speaking, aluminum boats are significantly less expensive than fiberglass boats of a comparable size. They weigh less—sometimes half as much for the same LOA—which not only means they’re easier to trailer, launch, retrieve, and push off a beach or bar, it also means they can run with less power. ”

By Lenny Rudow