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Why should you choose a Sportsman Boat?

Welcome to the Sportsman family. We pride ourselves in being the fastest growing line of family-friendly center console boats in-class. Much of what we do is inspired by our families and as boaters ourselves, we recognize what makes a great family boat, ready to take you and your family on the best adventure of your life. Make memorable trips that you will treasure and daydream about for the rest of your life. Meet some great people along the way and discover why so many families enjoy the water on a weekly basis.

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Here are some reasons why so many families have chosen a Sportsman Boat

NMMA Certified

All of our boats feature NMMA certified construction for the highest standards in safety, comfort and quality.

Did you know that an NMMA Certified boat is 7 times less likely to have a safety-related recall? Safety is a top priority at Sportsman Boats and this is just one of the many steps we take in making sure that all of our boats meet and exceed safety standards. Through the yearly certification of each model in our lineup, we are able to maintain our certification. One very important thing about NMMA Certification is that it is an all or none, a manufacturer can not pick and choose what models are certified and which ones are not. Either all models are certified or none of them are.

Read all about NMMA Certification and what it means here.

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SportLink® Electronics Integration System

All of our boats include SportLink® Electronics Integration System, a comprehensive electronics package powered by Garmin and JL Audio featuring large color touchscreen multi-function displays with built-in integration for high-quality audio, GPS, autopilot, radar, weather, fishfinder and so much more. We have done the leg work for you, researching the perfect mix of high quality electronic components that all work seamlessly and are able to allow you to just focus on feeling confident operating your boat in any condition. Each model has a set of electronics that complements the boat's size and typical use. The standard package is more than sufficient to get you boating right away though some additional options are available to expand your system's capabilities.

To top it all of, all the components are backed by a 3-year product warranty from their respective manufacturers. This warranty is exclusive to Sportsman Boats and is not matched in any other boat.

Find out more about SportLink® and our partners.

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Best-In-Class Bilge Access

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Total Access Hatch

We recognized that poor access to the bilge was a pain point for a lot of boaters and set to change this with our designs. All of our boats have patented large fiberglass total access hatches at the rear designed for easy access to all maintenance components. They also provide additional storage space for bulky things like lifejackets, casting nets and diving gear, just to name a few.

Standard on all Sportsman Boats. Access varies from model to model.

Great Ride By Design

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A great running boat is not achieved by luck, it is masterfully designed to have the required characteristics and performance that modern boaters demand. Our boats are designed with state of the art CAD software and brought to life with advanced milling routers for an absolutely flawless running surface. We choose 0-degree strake designs for a soft and dry ride. This achieves superior ride quality with unparalleled performance and fuel economy.

Our manufacturing processes ensure a high quality boat for many years to come that is dry, safe, functional and comfortable.

Innovation is in our DNA

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Innovations Around Every Corner

All of our boats are built with advanced composite materials on modern hull designs. Innovation is at our core foundation and is a daily endeavour for us. We work hard every day to offer you a superior product that puts your family first while maintaining great fishability, offshore capability and amenities for a serious angler.


I have been so impressed with my new 2018 Sportsman Masters 227. The boat is extremely functional, has plenty of storage space and the new design on the locker lids makes it so easy to access fishing rods. The helm seat is very comfortable and well designed with plenty of leg room. My Yamaha 250 engine has the power to handle all of the situations that I have been challenged with so far and runs so efficiently. Love the electronics and the side scan feature. This boat is awesome!
My search for a bay boat came with high recommendations from friends to go with a Sportsman. I wasn’t disappointed. I am very impressed how dry the Platinum 247 it is in rough waters. With a shallow draft and dry chimes, I’m able to fish both backwaters and off shore. Very versatile. A large deck, plenty of rod storage and the 300 hp Yamaha has elevated my fishing trips to top level. It’s also family friendly. Thumbs up Sportsman!
Really enjoy my new Sportsman and highly recommend to others. What sold me in the end was the standard features that it came with from the factory. It was also very refreshing and helpful to get upfront pricing.