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Totally Happy with my purchase.
- Christopher
Model Owned Masters 247 Bay Boat
I had looked at a lot of boats for about 6 months, as soon as I seen the sportsman island bay 20 I knew that was the boat I wanted, the lines and look just jumped out screeming buy me! My dealer was a pleasure to work with, very helpful and knowledgeable, I will recommend Sportsman boats to anyone looking to buy a boat,also the performance is awesome, Thank you for being able to provide a quality product for an affordable price, love it.
- Todd
Model Owned Island Bay 20 Bay Boat
Great boat for cruising around, fishing, or just a sunset cocktail cruise!
- Scott
Model Owned Island Reef 19 Center Console
We love everything about our new Sportsman Open 232. The handling and ride in rough conditions in the Chesapeake Bay, the seating and room, the comfortable seat cushions, storage space, and the Simrad stereo. We have had many compliments on how good our boat looks. We are glad we went with the Open 232
- Stephanie
Model Owned Open 232 Center Console
Excellent boat
- John
Model Owned Open 312 Center Console
I recently purchased a new 23' Sportsman Center Console. What an awesome boat! additionally my salesperson did an excellent job in delivering and explaining the capabilities of this incredible machine.
- Timothy
Model Owned Heritage 231 Center Console
Great boat best ride and features.
- Steven
Model Owned Masters 227 Bay Boat
I was looking for a dual purpose boat. I wanted a good fishing boat mostly for inshore but occasionally short offshore trips. Secondly, I wanted a safe boat for my 5 small grandchildren and a boat we could take on boat rides with the entire family. This boat is ldeal for me and my needs.
- Teddy
Model Owned Heritage 211 Center Console
Best 20ft center console on the market. Very smooth and comfortable ride.
- David
Model Owned Masters 207 Bay Boat
Really enjoy my open 212 it has been a great boat so far and will be into the future!
- Ben
Model Owned Open 212 Center Console
We love our Sportsman 212. Catching fish already!!!!! Highly recommend a sportsman boat.
- Christopher
Model Owned Open 212 Center Console
This is my first boat purchase so i don't have another experience to compare it to but i must say that I am very happy i picked a Sportsman boat for my first boat. The entire process was fantastic, from selecting the right boat, the sales process, delivery, etc was more than i expected. Being more specific about the boat itself i couldn't be happier, the amenities, the technology, and the ride are fantastic. Very easy to control, the ride is smooth, and everything seems to work perfectly!
- Michael
Model Owned Heritage 231 Center Console
This boat has proven to be a perfect fit for our family. This is our first boat and it does exactly as the Sportsman Dealer said it would. On a good day we can go 15 miles offshore and if the weather is not the best, we can go to the beach or tubing inshore. With the Yamaha 115hp it has plenty of power and it does not draft much water, so it is easy to get in the shallows as well.
- Phillip
Model Owned Island Reef 19 Center Console
I have a Tournament 234. We have had it on the water about 6 times in the last 3 weeks and get compliments all the time about how pretty the boat is. My wife and I are real happy with how the boat performs and the layout. We are so glad we bought this boat.
- Richard
Model Owned Tournament 234 Bay Boat
The Sportsman Open 212 is an all around great boat with state of the art standard options. The Simrad display is easy to operate and use. The boat itself is sturdy and rides comfortably in steady 3-4 seas. The 212 is a solid fishing platform that easily transforms into a family cruising vessel. All boat buyers interested in a center console should pay special attention to Sportsman Boats.
- Matthew
Model Owned Open 212 Center Console
I've owned other boats in the past new boats and the Sportsman boat gave me everything that I was looking for comfort and roomy and that the boat also has all the storage that any angler would need very satisfied with the Sportsman boat and would highly recommend this brand.
- Eddie
Model Owned Masters 227 Bay Boat
We invested about 2 years evaluating options before deciding to order a Sportsman 214 Tournament. We've only had the boat for about a month, but we are very happy with our decision. The boat is beautiful and Erickson Marine has helped us through each step in the process from ordering to delivery and instructions on use and care. We plan on having this boat for a long time and appreciate knowing we have a high quality boat company and solid local dealership there to help us along the way.
- Kenneth
Model Owned Tournament 214 Bay Boat
This is a great boat. Very maneuverable and fast. The Dealer has been outstanding and gave us a great deal on the boat. he has been very responsive to any questions we have had. Definitely a great place to do business!! Very pleased
- Paul
Model Owned Open 232 Center Console
I have purchased quite a few boats and I have to say this boat is outstanding!! The fit and finish is top notch as well as the ride and responsiveness of the steering. This is a dry boat which is very comfortable to operate.
- Lisa & Philip
Model Owned Open 252 Center Console
I love this boat. She's the perfect balance of small enough for the bay and creeks but also handles like a champ further off shore in rougher waves. The seamless deck gives her a very clean look as well as providing fewer crevices to collect dirt and grime. The overall quality (paint, trim, wires, fasteners, live well) shows that she was built with much more attention to detail than comparable boats we looked at that were $10K more.
- Matthew
Model Owned Island Reef 19 Center Console
Wanted to buy a boat for the river and very happy we made this choice. Pleasntly surprised at how well this boat handles the chop and its by far a great value for the price. I have and will continue to recommend Sportsman Boats based on the ride, total package out the door and it's good looks.
- Pamela
Model Owned Island Reef 19 Center Console
Wanted to buy a boat for the river and very happy we made this choice. Pleasantly surprised at how well this boat handles the chop and it’s by far a great value for the price. I have and will continue to recommend sportsman boats based on the ride, total package out the door and it's good looks.
- Pamela
Model Owned Island Reef 19 Center Console
Have owned a lot of boats over my years.....and looked at different boats before this purchase. we had an excellent dealership and salesman, Joseph, was truly a great man and person that has walked us thru choices, delivery and service. WE are very happy with the choice of this 251 Sportsman.
- Sandra
Model Owned Heritage 251 Center Console
Only been out 6 times since delivery in March. Caught over 100 stripers with a personal best 43" cow of a striper. Only burning about 2-3 gallons per hour of run time. Very stable and surprisingly dry for the Chesapeake chop we get.
- Curtis
Model Owned Masters 207 Bay Boat
I have a 2017 Island Reef 17 with a 70 Yamaha. Use it for fishing and tubing the Ct river and fishing out in Long Island Sound. Very happy with the ride and quality of the boat. The live well keeps bunker alive all day and the 70 pulls a tuber with an oversized adult operator and two 13 year olds on board and sips fuel. It's a simple well made boat that is easy to operate and put away at the end of the day.
- Jan
Model Owned Island Reef 17 Center Console
Couldn't be happier with my purchase. For the price you will not find a better built and riding boat.
- Jeremy
Model Owned Island Bay 18 Bay Boat
I looked at a lot of boats and shopped around for almost 6 months. I had the option to go with other well know quality boat builders Decided to go with the Sportsman 247 because of the available room for storage and access to under deck equipment. No one has the accessibility to the valve and pumps like Sportsman. I also liked the quality of the workmanship, especially the electronics. I also had good response out of my dealer. They were easy to communicate with. Would not change anything.
- James
Model Owned Masters 247 Bay Boat
Love my boat so far just got 20 hour sevice headed 50 miles off shore this week hopefully all is well done alot of research before buying and i think boat is best in class . Was fishing 24 laguna 40 miles off love the boat but not for the ocean awesome bay boat
- Jeffrey
Model Owned Open 252 Center Console
Tommy and the sportsman crew have done an outstanding job. This boat is beyond expectations!
- Kenneth & Matthew
Model Owned Open 212 Center Console
Couldn't be any happier with my purchase!
- Hunter
Model Owned Masters 247 Bay Boat
Great riding boat, loaded with electronics and great features! Twin 300's really move it along
- Brad
Model Owned Open 312 Center Console
Newly puchased boat. Have enjoyed it in both the intercoastal water way and near shore ocean. Now my only wish is I would have bought larger, but it is a great starter boat to learn with before upgrading. Have received so many compliments on the boat its crazy....
- Susan
Model Owned Heritage 211 Center Console
Excellent boat. Excellent dealer experience.
- Charles
Model Owned Heritage 231 Center Console
Great craftsmanship and great ride! Quality boat that has exceeded my expectations! I highly recommend Sportsman to anyone in the market!
- Matthew & Tara
Model Owned Open 212 Center Console
Over the years we have purchased 8 boats. They were all purchased new since we are so fussy we could never find anything used that suited us. We are very quality and value conscious. After looking at many of the new CC boats available we found the Sportsman Heritage 211 and were very impressed with everything about the boat. And compared to others we considered it was absolutely the best value. And our Sportsman dealer was the best .
- James
Model Owned Heritage 211 Center Console
Excellent boat
- John
Model Owned Open 212 Center Console
Love the fit finish and ride of the boat. Great quality! Look forward to many years of enjoyment!
- Johnathan
Model Owned Island Reef 19 Center Console
Solid feel and great performance. Took delivery of the boat in Niantic, CT and sailed it home to Warwick, RI. The Heritage 231 took everything the Atlantic coast could throw at it in April. Couldn't be happier with Sportsman.
- Matthew
Model Owned Heritage 231 Center Console
I have the 23 foot heritage. Great boat for fishing and family time on the water. My kids love it, its comfortable doesnt spray you while running just overall a great boat. I would recommend sportsman boats for anyone who wants a nice comfotable sports fishing/leisure boat nothing else better on the market for both!
- Jeffrey
Model Owned Heritage 231 Center Console
Great all around boat. Good for fishing and just having a good time on the water. Love the 115 hp 4 stroke yamaha engine, when motor idles you don't even know it is running. The simrad GPS and fish finder is another good feature. I would definitely buy another sportsman.
- Carl
Model Owned Island Reef 19 Center Console
What more can I say? The quality and amenities you receive with purchasing a Sportsman boat cannot be matched by any other manufacturer at this price point. Customer service is unparalleled and the boat performs flawlessly. So happy to be part of the Sportsman family!
- Kyle
Model Owned Masters 207 Bay Boat
I ordered my boat and took delivery in April as promised, great working with the dealer. I stopped at the factory in South Carolina and was gladly given a tour of the factory, the overall experience of buying a sportsman island reef 17 was fantastic and would do it again if need be , boat outperforms all my expectations, I am one very happy SPORTSMAN ISLAND REEF 17 owner !!! Great package, great price , great product thank you!
- Stephen
Model Owned Island Reef 17 Center Console
Very nice bay boat. Compare other bay boats and see for yourself.
- Randy & Sarah
Model Owned Masters 247 Bay Boat
Great quality, and costumer service. We love our boat and look forward to upgrading in the future
- Herber
Model Owned Open 232 Center Console
Our third boat. Really like the Sportsman 232. Very well equipped and handles very solidly in Chesapeake Bay waters. One of the best points is the Simrad electronics package. Highly recommend for a mid-range fishing and recreation boat.
- Stephen
Model Owned Open 232 Center Console
Excellent boat. Excellent dealer experience.
- Charles
Model Owned Heritage 231 Center Console
Well with about 30 hours on my 232 open, I really have no complaints. Boat has been solid and for a modified v hull rides very well. Been in 3-5 foot seas and was able to cruise at 20mph. Very fuel efficient boat, with the 200 I can cruise 25 miles out, troll for 8 hours, then come home all with only burning 25 gallons (4 guys & loaded to the gills). The tall gunnales are great for small kids, we have a toddler and dont have to worry about him climbing out. Very satisfied so far!
- Catherine
Model Owned Open 232 Center Console
This is a great boat. Very maneuverable and fast. The Dealer has been outstanding and gave us a great deal on the boat. he has been very responsive to any questions we have had. Definitely a great place to do business!! Very pleased
- Paul
Model Owned Open 232 Center Console
Great boat! Love the layout and the ability to fold down the rear seat or remove it all together. Excellent access to the bilge and plenty of storage. Best design hands down.
- Joshua
Model Owned Open 232 Center Console
This boat has many fun things to look forward to when you are on the water such as fishing, water skiing, pulling towables, day trips, and many more. Also this boat maneuvers and is very smooth on the water. I will always purchased the Sportsman brand. Thanks again Sportsman.
- David
Model Owned Island Reef 17 Center Console
Great quality, and costumer service. We love our boat and look forward to upgrading in the future
- Heber
Model Owned Open 232 Center Console
My new 252 open is perfect in every way for my boating needs, it has everything I need to fish the Gulf of Mexico in comfort and safety l am very happy with the auto pilot and radar it's perfect for an old guy like me I can spend the entire day on the water without being worn out steering in rough conditions and still be able to fish and if I decided to stay out after dark I can safely navigate with the radar, and I love the Simrad electronics package so thourough and easy to use.
- Fred
Model Owned Open 252 Center Console
I've had a 15' boat for 6 years & it suited us well , but as the kids grew we outgrew it. We fished a charter in St.Pete in May 2017 on Sportsman Masters 207. I was very impressed with the boat & started researching the brand. After several months of exhaustive searching, boat shows, dealership trips we purchased the 17' island reef in August. It's a lot of boat for the money, saved $10K vs a competitor's boat and it's a vastly better craft. We are very, very pleased with the boat & our dealer.
- Daniel
Model Owned Island Reef 17 Center Console
Love my Island Bay 18, great boat.
- Steven
Model Owned Island Bay 18 Bay Boat
Over the years we have purchased 8 boats. They were all purchased new since we are so fussy we could never find anything used that suited us. We are very quality and value conscious. After looking at many of the new CC boats available we found the Sportsman Heritage 211 and were very impressed with everything about the boat. And compared to others we considered it was absolutely the best value. And our Sportsman dealer was the best .
- James
Model Owned Heritage 211 Center Console
Great first time boat family friendly easy to use great for fishing and sandbar hopping. It looks better than most $70,000 boats. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!
- Don
Model Owned Island Reef 19 Center Console
After deciding on boating needs we looked at several similar style boats. The Sportsman boats were a wise choice with no hassles over choosing options. All the options that you need come on the boat. What works best was already picked out and installed on the boat. This boat can handle rough water situations and performs better than I ever thought. The Yamaha outboard delivers on performance and efficiency. I was surprised on just how far I can travel and troll without refueling concerns.
- Joseph & Angela
Model Owned Open 232 Center Console
Awesome boat, sleek design, quality beyond compare!
- Nate
Model Owned Masters 227 Bay Boat
Great Boat in every way, fish just about everyday on it and so far it's living up to the standard.
- Michael
Model Owned Open 282 Center Console
Picked up a Sportsman Open 232. Great value for the price. The boat has done great so far. Has handled some rough seas in Long Island sound and has proven easy to drive and dock. Feels very stable when under way and when drift fishing. Has lots of features at a good price point. Equipped with the 200hp Yamaha which gets it on plane quickly and has great efficiency . Purchased at Boats Inc. in Niantic. You can go with these guys. They go out of their way to make sure the customer is happy.
- Kyle
Model Owned Open 232 Center Console
The Island Bay 18 is an absolutely amazing boat. I have had the boat out 11 miles offshore and is a smooth and extremly dry riding boat even in heavy chop.
- James
Model Owned Island Bay 18 Bay Boat
Researched Sportsman for five years. Saw things on their boat no one else had on theirs. Everytime I take my 207 out I find something new on it that makes me gladI bought the boat that I did.
- Thomas
Model Owned Masters 207 Bay Boat
A great choice for fishing a variety of areas including skinny water, dock and offshore spots. The combination of power pole and trolling motor make it much easier to fish the exact location you choose. The boat has a very solid feel that runs dry even in an offshore chop. The live wells are conveniently positioned for all anglers and large enough to keep enough bail for longest fishing day. With kids in the mix the boat has adequate power to pull tubes, water skiers, and wakeboards.
- John
Model Owned Masters 247 Bay Boat
I crawled on and rode almost every 22-24 Bay Boat available before I actually stepped onto a Tournament 234. The moment I stepped into the cockpit, I was sold. Big inside, but skinny water ready. Layout just right. Technology and use of current features is cutting edge. And the finish...then I rode on it. And, the deal closed right then. Ride a T234, look at the features, weigh the cost. A few more bucks gets you a ton more boat. I've had 20 boats in my life. Best value I've owned!
- John
Model Owned Tournament 234 Bay Boat
Decided to sell some Hotrods and get a boat to go fishing with my 17 year daughter we looked at a lot of boats and for the money the platinum 227 had features others didn't . I don't fish but was told by many to look at sportsman and see lots on my drives during the weekends . Every veteran fisherman that has been on my boat loves the handling and layout . Since I have never owned a boat I take there word. Lines on boat are very slick and have no issues. Would hightly recommend looking at one
- Kevin
Model Owned Masters 227 Bay Boat
Decided to sell some Hotrods and get a boat to go fishing with my 17 year daughter we looked at a lot of boats and for the money the platinum 227 had features others didn't . I don't fish but was told by many to look at sportsman and see lots on my drives during the weekends . Every veteran fisherman that has been on my boat loves the handling and layout . Since I have never owned a boat I take their word. Lines on boat are very slick and have no issues. Would hightly recommend looking at one.
- Kevin
Model Owned Masters 227 Bay Boat
I love my new Sportsman Island Bay 20! This boat is simple and Great for fishing or family fun!
- Jamie
Model Owned Island Bay 20 Bay Boat
Fantastic boat
- Frank
Model Owned Island Reef 19 Center Console
Great boat
- John
Model Owned Island Reef 17 Center Console
I love my new Sportsman Island Bay 20! This boat is simple and Great for fishing or family fun!
- Jamie
Model Owned Island Bay 20 Bay Boat
My 2nd Sportsman, very happy with the boat.
- Paul
Model Owned Heritage 211 Center Console
Sportsman has done a great job of creating a very high quality, modern boat that is loaded with features and amenities that will not leave you broke. It comes well equipped with standard features that are up sells on many other boat brands.
- Jason
Model Owned Open 282 Center Console
Very nice ride - stable, smooth, and dry ride in rough water - Great features - plenty of room - Love the boat
- Victor
Model Owned Masters 227 Bay Boat
Couldn't be happier with my purchase. For the price you will not find a better built and riding boat.
- Jeremy
Model Owned Island Bay 18 Bay Boat
The Island 20 was everything we were looking for at a great value for a family of five. There's a lot of fishing and island time in our future.
- Sean
Model Owned Island Bay 20 Bay Boat
I crawled on and rode almost every 22-24 Bay Boat available before I actually stepped onto a Tournament 234. The moment I stepped into the cockpit, I was sold. Big inside, but skinny water ready. Layout just right. Technology and use of current features is cutting edge. And the finish...then I rode on it. And, the deal closed right then. Ride a T234, look at the features, weigh the cost. A few more bucks gets you a ton more boat. I've had 20 boats in my life. Best value I've owned!
- John
Model Owned Tournament 234 Bay Boat
I have owned two Sportsman's, a 207 bay boat and 247 Bay Boat. The quality is excellnt and the ride is more than excellent. It's great for fishing in skinny water and the ride and stability allows you to venture offshore for a different kind of fishing. The ride is also very dry and comfortable. I would highly recommend a Sportsman.
- William
Model Owned Masters 247 Bay Boat
I took the new boat on its first offshore trip Labor Day. Went 40 miles out, caught lots of fish, and the boat handled beautifully. The fit and finish on Sportsman boats is phenomenal, and the ride is especially good for a 23-ft. boat. I couldn't be more pleased. Sportsman gets 5 stars, as does the dealership.
- Ausband
Model Owned Open 232 Center Console
Great boat... I am very happy with my new sportsman boat. I have had over 40 boats personally and professionally. My new sportsman is one of the best I have ever had. It is very well built.
- Duane
Model Owned Island Reef 17 Center Console
Really enjoy my open 212 it has been a great boat so far and will be into the future!
- Ben
Model Owned Open 212 Center Console
This boat is great for fishing in the rivers and in the ocean on a nice day. Very quick and gets the job done.
- David
Model Owned Island Reef 19 Center Console
Bigger is better... Moved up this year from a 227 to a 247 and bigger is better. Never did I think you could us a 24' boat with a 300 in the Carolina creeks to catch bait shrimp, keep 4 quarts alive, wash up with fresh water washdown and get on to fishing. With a jackplate we go as skinny as any other smaller bay boat. Yet when we cruise to the drop we are riding in the comfort a bigger boat. The 247 is really a fine choice for coastal fishing. The changes the the Sportsman make every year just make it better.
- Zachary
Model Owned Masters 247 Bay Boat
We previously owned a center console boat approximately the same size as the Sportsman 231 we just purchased and it was like going from a Yugo to a Lexus! Wow what a difference in performance and comfort! We are hooked for life!
- Donald & Anne
Model Owned Heritage 231 Center Console
Thus far I have been very pleased with the boat. I really enjoy the Electronics and the smooth ride. At this point I would recommend this company to my friends and family if they were considering buying.
- Christopher
Model Owned Open 232 Center Console
I highly recommend taking a look at the 247 bay boat, the boat performs as good as it looks.
- Steven
Model Owned Masters 247 Bay Boat
High quality boats with best in class fit and finish. Don't buy a boat without trying a Sportsman!
- John
Model Owned Open 252 Center Console
In my 40 years operating fishing boats, I have found that the hull on my new Sportsman is superior to any on the market. The boat is a dry boat and handles heavy seas as well as a much larger boat. The new twin 150 Yamahas provide excellent mileage and has extra power for the boat size.
- Thomas
Model Owned Heritage 251 Center Console
You will not be disappointed in this boat... Best boat I have ever owned. Will do anything you want to do from fishing saltwater or fresh great tournament boat livewells are excellent for live fish weigh ins. And when you want to take the family out for a day on the water preforms great for any water sport, any very comfortable for everyone to enjoy the day. It's like having a whole fleet of boats all in one package
- James
Model Owned Tournament 214 Bay Boat
Very stable ride and very fishable
- Matt
Model Owned Tournament 234 Bay Boat
This boat is a dream. I love it how it comes with everything you need for family boating and fishing. The boats are made perfectly to cut through waves and wake so the family stays dry. My local dealer is only a few miles away and has been very helpful with any issue that may arise and there really aren't very many issues. I love these boats and will probably be a sportsman boat owner for life.
- Joe
Model Owned Heritage 211 Center Console
Bought the boat in June of 2017 new, performs flawlessly and does well in the ocean with an impressive ride. The electronics from SIMRAD are fantastic and their integration into the boat as part of a unified system is an impressive feature that brought me to Sportsman. Many who have seen the boat have stated that I got the boat at a steal in regards to what other manufacturers similarly spec'd would have charged, I agree. No issues to report thus far.
- Ryan
Model Owned Heritage 231 Center Console
The Sportsman 211 is a great near shore boat (40 miles) and has plenty of fuel for a day of fishing. I have upgraded to the 232 Open for more fuel capacity. I live in north Florida where it is a 70 mile trip out to the ledges to fish for tuna and dolphin. The boat is a dry ride in moderate seas (3-4'). The draft on the 211 is 12" and the 232 is 14" allowing you to get in shallow if you still want to fish back water. Recommend a power pole if fishing the shallows. Outstanding Boat for the $.
- Alan
Model Owned Open 232 Center Console
a sea worthy boat,comfortable and reliable, heavy duty construction and hardware.... very pleased
- June
Model Owned Open 232 Center Console
I love my Sportsman 19 Island Reef, Beautiful and Comfortable, to spend great time with Family and friends at the water. From Naples FL, thanks Sportsman.
- Julio
Model Owned Island Reef 19 Center Console
Our first boat purchase and couldn't be more satisfied.
- Ricky
Model Owned Island Reef 17 Center Console
I have no regrets in choosing a Sportsman boat. Closing in on a year and I am very pleased with the quality. I use the boat primarily for fishing. I regularly cross 10-15 miles of open water in the Gulf of Mexico. The ride is stable and dry.
- Johnathan
Model Owned Island Reef 19 Center Console
We love our new 19ft Sportsman Boat it has been great it rides like a dream. Thanks !!!
- Steven
Model Owned Island Reef 19 Center Console
Purchased my Sportsman 214 Tournament bay boat in February 2017. I'm very happy with the solid ride, quality fit & finish, and design of my boat. I researched boats for a couple years before selecting this Sportsman. My prior boat was also a bay boat and I had been on a lot of others while developing my wish list. Ultimately, this 214 Tournament checked off the most boxes and appeared to be the best quality and options for the price. I have not been disappointed in my decision.
- Kenneth
Model Owned Tournament 214 Bay Boat
Love my sportsman 252. I bought it from Erickson Marine in Sarasota Florida and could not be happier with the boat or the dealership. Boat runs great and the Dealership made sure to get me in the perfect boat for me.
- Andrew
Model Owned Open 252 Center Console
Great first time boat family friendly easy to use great for fishing and sandbar hopping. Added a power pole and custom t-top looks better than most $70,000 boats. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!
- Don
Model Owned Island Reef 19 Center Console
Really enjoy the boat. Craftsmanship is of higher quality than comparable boats that I looked at. Very comfortable, dry ride that even non-boating passengers have commented on. Love the Yamaha SHO 150. Love the Simrad electronics that the boat came equipped with. Still learning all the "bells and whistles" of it, but it's fun learning.
- Clay
Model Owned Tournament 214 Bay Boat
The heritage 211 heritage is a perfect manufactured Boat
- Daniel
Model Owned Heritage 211 Center Console
I was looking for an inshore/near shore fishing boat that doubled for recreation island hoping and swimming with family and friends. I compared every bay boat and deeper V boat on the market in 22 - 26 foot range. Sportsman by far has most features and comfort at much more competitive price. The Sportsman is well built with both fishing and leisure in mind. I highly recommend!
- Vince
Model Owned Open 252 Center Console
I did a lot of shopping before deciding on the 211 and am very happy I did. The quality is excellent and Riverside Marine was great to work with!
- Jeffrey
Model Owned Open 212 Center Console
I chose the Sportsman over Triton, Key West and Majek because of comparable ride quality, fit and finish and standard equipment. For me Sportsman delivered comparable performance and the best value. Nobody and no Company is perfect so I don't judge on issues but how they are addressed. Thus far I will say Sportsman and their network have stood behind the product and that speaks much higher than the minor issue I have experienced. Very happy with the product, support and Dealer. Buy one!
- Charles
Model Owned Tournament 234 Bay Boat
Moved up this year from a 227 to a 247 and bigger is better. Never did I think you could us a 24' boat with a 300 in the Carolina creeks to catch bait shrimp, keep 4 quarts alive, wash up with fresh water washdown and get on to fishing. With a jackplate we go as skinny as any other smaller bay boat. Yet when we cruise to the drop we are riding in the comfort a a bigger boat. The 247 is really a fine choice for coastal fishing. The changes the the Sportsman make every year just make it better.
- Wendell
Model Owned Masters 247 Bay Boat
I have a 2017 Island Reef 17 with a 70 Yamaha. Use it for fishing and tubing the Ct river and fishing out in Long Island Sound. Very happy with the ride and quality of the boat. The live well keeps bunker alive all day and the 70 pulls a tuber with an oversized adult operator and two 13 year olds on board and sips fuel. It's a simple well made boat that is easy to operate and put away at the end of the day.
- Jan
Model Owned Island Reef 17 Center Console
Great boat. Looking to upgrade at the next boat show.
- Robert
Model Owned Open 252 Center Console
This purchase has been great all the way thru the process. At first i was just looking for a boat to go fishing with a not really lookimg at the company as a whole. Let me say now that I have bought a Sportsman I will never own another center console again expect for a Sportsman. So my next purchase will be a bigger Sportsman. Thank you for making me feel like part of Sportsman family.
- Christopher
Model Owned Island Reef 19 Center Console
Great riding boat and motor provides plenty of power.
- Michael
Model Owned Island Bay 20 Bay Boat
If you are looking for a moderately priced, well built bay boat with a solid pedigree? Buy an Island Bay 20. My island 20 is used in the cape fear area of the NC in 80 feet to 18 inches of water and has yet to disappoint. We beach it for the day and have a blast with friends. As for fishing ... add a trolling motor and its on.
- Jacque
Model Owned Island Bay 20 Bay Boat
I looked for months at many of the competitor's boats, scoured magazines, visited online, went to dealers and even went to boat shows before finalizing my decision. All of my "wish list" items were incorporated into the boat before delivery and the tower including the custom radar mount turn heads wherever I'm on the water. This vessel exceeded my expectations!
- Mike
Model Owned Open 282TE Center Console
I purchased the 17 Island Reef and I have never been in a boat this size that made me say "I'm in a boat that is at least 20ft." It has a really good ride, feels solid on the water and takes choppy, bumpy water better than expected, as a middle age man and avid boater, thanks for the nice smooth ride.
- Daryl
Model Owned Island Reef 17 Center Console
Love to fish and had been looking for that one boat that I could use near shore and off shore and also be used on lakes as well. Looked at several different boats in the 22 foot range but kept coming back to the Sportsman Master 227. It was in my opinion the perfect match for what I was looking for from the live wells, wide gunnel, electronics, storage, fuel capacity and handling. More importantly Hanckel Marine has provided excellent service every time.
- Jeff
Model Owned Masters 227 Bay Boat
Very pleased with purchase of Sportsman 232. Looked at several other makes and models before moving forward. Was questioning a bit b/c they are a fairly new manufacture, but after doing some extensive research, the concerns disappeared after seeing both owners were from previous known makers & seeing features that come standard vs extras from others. Called Sportsman directly with questions prior to purchase and they were great- - I could hear the passion and enthusiasm over the phone.
- Robert
Model Owned Open 232 Center Console
Sportsman, the name says it all. I am a avid fishing sportsman and my 17 ft. is so perfect for all the many fish I catch in Charlotte Harbor, and the Peace River. My Sportsman takes me anywhere and everywhere their is fish, summer, winter spring and fall. The ability to perform has never let me down. I cannot share those special places with anyone but I can say this, SPORTSMAN you are number one in my book for bringing happiness and a good dinner to me.
- Garman
Model Owned Island Reef 17 Center Console
Had an excellant experience with my dealer. Saleman was very helpful and knowledgeable. Price was the amount I was looking for with many options on boat. Would recommend them to anyone.
- Douglas
Model Owned Open 232 Center Console
After much consideration and a year of research I couldn't be happier with this boat. Upgraded to a Yamaha 115 and it moves. The boat handles big waves like I couldn't believe and with that nicely flared bow I super happy with the dry ride... Would recommend to all!!
- Eileen
Model Owned Island Reef 19 Center Console
My Open 212 sportsman is a great boat that accommodates my offshore and inshore fishing needs. Sportsman has built a comfortable fishing machine. The boat handles well in light to small chop (2-3 fts). The Simrad electronics have great custom abilities to find any boat owner. Storage is good but over the top, good for an offshore vessel. Wiring and maintenance hatches allow for great room and ease of work. Overall, very satisfied as a sportsman owner.
- Dustin
Model Owned Open 212 Center Console
We really love our new Sportsman Open 212 and have been impressed by the way the boat handles. The boat is very dry when in use and we have been having so much fun going out on day trips. The trim tabs work nicely and the sound of the stereo system is AWESOME! We are so happy with the purchase and we can't wait to enjoy it for years to come!!!
- Julie & Thaddeus
Model Owned Open 212 Center Console
This is my first boat and I was looking for a good all around boat for fishing and cruising around with the family, pulling the kids a tube, etc. The Sportsman 20 Island Bay seems a good choice. Not too big for a first time boat owner, and not too small, so I don't think we will grow out of it. It is well equipped with the Simrad GPS and the 115 Yamaha.
- David
Model Owned Island Bay 20 Bay Boat
Great Boat
- Brandon
Model Owned Masters 207 Bay Boat
Extremely happy with my new 247 Masters Platinum. What a great boat. Can't beat maneuverability! Solid well-built boat with very nice finishing touches and attention to every detail. Hull design gives a smooth dry ride even in rough water. Perfect boat for fishing and family outings. Can't be happier!
- Michael
Model Owned Masters 247 Bay Boat
Hop on this boat and you will not want to get off.... This boat has many fun things to look forward to when you are on the water such as fishing, water skiing, pulling towables, day trips, and many more. Also this boat maneuvers and is very smooth on the water. I will always purchased the Sportsman brand. Thanks again Sportsman.
- David
Model Owned Island Reef 17 Center Console
Great Bay Boat, excellent ride, smooth running engine. Works well in an open bay or on smaller lakes and rivers. I enjoy Fishing, shrimping and scalloping in my new Island Bay 18!
- James
Model Owned Island Bay 18 Bay Boat
I recently purchased the 251 Sportsman with twin 150 HP Outboard Yamahas. I have owned many previous boats. This boat has exceptional quality in both design and manufacturing. The detailing is unbelievable in every aspect. The electronics are a very high caliber as is the operation of the vessel.
- Tom
Model Owned Heritage 251 Center Console
Awesome boat with awesome ride. Can't wait to get it off shore
- Jerry
Model Owned Masters 247 Bay Boat
Sportsman has hit a home run with this 18 footer. Quick to get on plane and very smooth riding. I am very happy with the leaning post that comes standard. The Simrad Go7 is user friendly... Glad I made this purchase. The Island Bay 18 is a very well made boat!
- David
Model Owned Island Bay 18 Bay Boat
Great Value... This is my first boat and I was looking for a good all around boat for fishing and cruising around with the family, pulling the kids a tube, etc. The Sportsman 20 Island Bay seems a good choice. Not too big for a first time boat owner, and not too small, so I don't think we will grow out of it. It is well equipped with the Simrad GPS and the 115 Yamaha. We also added a Power Pole, bow cushion, bimini top and stereo. Haven't tried pulling a tube yet. I hope the Power Pole isn't in the way.
- David
Model Owned Island Bay 20 Bay Boat
Love my sportsman 252. I bought it in Sarasota Florida and could not be happier with the boat or the dealership. Boat runs great and the Dealership made sure to get me in the perfect boat for me.
- Andrew
Model Owned Open 252 Center Console
My family and I are life long avid boaters. We carefully purchased a Sportsman 247 and love the boat. It exceeds our expectations in all departments. We use it on weekly basis for fishing as well as cruising. We get many positive comments on the boat. Would recommend sportsman boats and do.
- Wayne
Model Owned Masters 247 Bay Boat
Tommy and the sportsman crew have done an outstanding job. This boat is beyond expectations!
- Kenneth
Model Owned Open 212 Center Console
The sportsman quality and performance has surpassed my expectations. I would recommend the Heritage 211 to any family interested in a safe reliable boat. High interior walls make family outing safe with plenty of comfortable seating.
- Artis
Model Owned Heritage 211 Center Console
We love everything about our new Sportsman Open 232. The handling and ride in rough conditions in the Chesapeake Bay, the seating and room, the comfortable seat cushions, storage space, and the Simrad stereo. We have had many compliments on how good our boat looks. We are glad we went with the Open 232
- Stephanie
Model Owned Open 232 Center Console
I took the new boat on its first offshore trip Labor Day. Went 40 miles out, caught lots of fish, and the boat handled beautifully. The fit and finish on Sportsman boats is phenomenal, and the ride is especially good for a 23-ft. boat. I couldn't be more pleased. Chris, Vickie, and the team at Carolina Outboard have been a joy to work with. Very fine dealership that goes all out to make everything right for the customer. Sportsman gets 5 stars, as does the dealership.
- Stephen
Model Owned Island Reef 19 Center Console
Best boat I have ever owned. Will do anything you want to do from fishing saltwater or fresh great tournament boat livewells are excellent for live fish weigh ins. And when you want to take the family out for a day on the water preforms great for any water sport, any very comfortable for everyone to enjoy the day. It's like having a whole fleet of boats all in one package.
- Matthew
Model Owned Tournament 214 Bay Boat
Sportsman boats are top notch with a very innovative design. From the various options with the Simrad systems to the optional misters on the T-top, they have everything you could ever want on a bay boat.
- Scott
Model Owned Masters 227 Bay Boat
My sportsman center console is an awesome family enjoyment fish killing machine. My wife loves to lay out in front while I slaughter kings, mahi mahi , wahoo, Bonita, and everything that eats my baits in the back. My boat is like an Alabama fan with a mullet business in the front and party in the back. Love my boat !!!
- Bradley
Model Owned Heritage 231 Center Console
Great family friendly boat. Takes the whole family out and also makes for a awesome fishing boat. Very happy with the ride and fit and finish. Couldn't be happier with my sportsman. Thanks
- Jesse
Model Owned Masters 227 Bay Boat
I bought the Heritage 21 it's the first new boat I've bought in 30 plus years. I looked at plenty of boats before buying and none had the amount of standard features that Sportsman offered. The boat looks and handles great . A GREAT BUY I'm extremely pleased with my purchase.
- Michael
Model Owned Heritage 211 Center Console
I have purchased quite a few boats and I have to say this boat is outstanding!! The fit and finish is top notch as well as the ride and responsiveness of the steering. This is a dry boat which is very comfortable to operate.
- Lisa
Model Owned Open 252 Center Console
We love our new 19ft Sportsman Boat it has been great it rides like a dream. Thanks !!!
- Petersburg
Model Owned Island Reef 19 Center Console
Best 20ft center console on the market. Very smooth and comfortable ride.
- David
Model Owned Masters 207 Bay Boat
The sales rep Stacy was great. My entire experience with this boat purchase went good. Got some upgrades and special orders added that were all done as agreed. I would recommend Tims Marine and this Sportsman boat to anyone in the market! Very satisfied Good price/ great quality all done in a timely maner.
- Christopher
Model Owned Masters 247 Bay Boat
I love my new 23' Sportsman boat. With custom features, green/tan color scheme, and white motor that matches the top of the hull, it's the envy of all around me.
- Robert
Model Owned Heritage 231 Center Console
Love the boat!
- Robert
Model Owned Island Reef 19 Center Console
I have no regrets in choosing a Sportsman boat. Closing in on a year and I am very pleased with the quality. I use the boat primarily for fishing. I regularly cross 10-15 miles of open water in the Gulf of Mexico. The ride is stable and dry.
- George
Model Owned Island Reef 19 Center Console
Overall great experience with purchasing the boat from start to finish.
- Brian
Model Owned Open 232 Center Console
Awesome boat!
- Michael
Model Owned Open 232 Center Console
I love the boat could not be happier perfect fishing/family boat.
- Jereme
Model Owned Masters 227 Bay Boat
Great first boat. Low-cost boat biggest bang for the buck.
- Donald
Model Owned Island Reef 19 Center Console
We love the boat. We have owned several boats in the past, this by far has been the best one. Our salesman, Tim and Sportsman Choice Marine were awesome. Probably will go a little bigger in a few years. It will be a Sportsman.
- Michael
Model Owned Open 212 Center Console
My Heritage 211 is Amazing, if you are at all interested in having friends and strangers gawk over your boat invest in a Sportsman. The look, quality, amenities, finishes and performance delivers and out delivers every time. Great Boat!
- Timothy
Model Owned Heritage 211 Center Console
We recently purchased a Masters 267 with the upper station option and could not be happier with the boat. This boat is a fishing machine, both inshore and offshore. It is also designed to handle a full load (often 10 people) as we entertain at the island when we are not fishing. Add a surprisingly smooth ride in heavy chop, the advantages of the upper station, and you will find yourself answering questions everywhere you go. I don't mind the free advertising because I'm such a fan of this boat.
- Annie
Model Owned Masters 267 Bay Boat
All of the features you could want in a boat. A great combination of comfort and function. The boat is well configures for fishing, diving or pleasure cruising. It rides and handles great even in sloppy conditions. It is very responsive and maneuverable.
- Joel
Model Owned Heritage 251 Center Console
What a great boat for fishing and taking your family out on the water for the day. Thanks to Family Boating Centers and their amazing staff for putting such a awesome deal on the table with a amazing boat!
- Joshua
Model Owned Open 212 Center Console
Bought 19ft sportsman 19ft island reef. Boat fills all my needs it handles the chop nicely can venture off shore on the good weather day's and has a large enough fuel tank to go the distance to any fishing area. Boat is extremely dry due to the hull design as well. Can run 40 miles a hour as well.
- Thomas
Model Owned Island Reef 19 Center Console
Nice little boat. I looked for a long time for a boat that I could launch by myself and could handle a choppy day on the bay(within reason). This is a well made boat that came equipped with everything you need including electronics. The 70HP Yamaha on mine has plenty of power for my needs. I thought the price was very reasonable for a boat of this quality.
- Robert
Model Owned Island Reef 17 Center Console
I have owned several boats in my lifetime and can say Sportsman is at the top. My experience with my dealer's sales and service has been excellent. I am very pleased with the quality and performance of the Sportsman line.
- Clayton
Model Owned Island Bay 20 Bay Boat
The Sportsman 211 is a great near shore boat (40 miles) and has plenty of fuel for a day of fishing. I have upgraded to the 232 Open for more fuel capacity. I live in north Florida where it is a 70 mile trip out to the ledges to fish for tuna and dolphin. The boat is a dry ride in moderate seas (3-4'). The draft on the 211 is 12" and the 232 is 14" allowing you to get in shallow if you still want to fish back water. Recommend a power pole if fishing the shallows. Outstanding Boat for the money.
- Alan
Model Owned Open 232 Center Console
Picked up a Sportsman Open 232. Great value for the price. The boat has done great so far. Has handled some rough seas in Long Island sound and has proven easy to drive and dock. Feels very stable when under way and when drift fishing. Has lots of features at a good price point. Equipped with the 200hp Yamaha which gets it on plane quickly and has great efficiency.
- Kyle
Model Owned Open 232 Center Console
Outstanding boat for fishing and family I highly recommend to any family or serious fishing advocate!
- Kiel
Model Owned Masters 227 Bay Boat
The boat is great 231 just riding around breaking it in nice dry ride comfort for all the best part family together and happy can't wait for fishing and tubing.
- John
Model Owned Heritage 231 Center Console
I bought an Island Reef 19 to replace an older boat. Thus far I like the ride, plus the shallow draft. It is a wonderful boat for the money, and perfect for coastal North Carolina!
- Paul
Model Owned Island Reef 19 Center Console
Not only is the boat comfortable, but it's very functional. Sportsman is the perfect boat choice for the person who likes to fish, but also likes to cruise with the family!
- Matthew
Model Owned Heritage 211 Center Console
Awesome boat both for recreation and fishing. Absolutely no complaints!
- Duran
Model Owned Masters 267 Bay Boat
I have owned my 18 Island bay for 2 months now. It has been on rivers, choppy bays, and offshore. The boat handles better than I anticipated. The 90 hp Yamaha is a perfect match.
- Timothy
Model Owned Island Bay 18 Bay Boat
The 23 sportsman has a great deck layout plenty of room and storage also has 14 rod holders the ride is dry and smooth the hardware and hlatches are high quality overall a great boat that comes with a long list of standard features competitors charge extra for
- Donovan
Model Owned Open 232 Center Console
I looked at several brands & decided to purchase a Sportsman. I visited the factory in Summerville and was impressed with the high quality & standards used in the manufacturing process. It is well built & there are a lot of innovations & attention to detail in the design. The boat rides well in choppy water. The bow design is perfect for Charleston waters. Plenty of seating for entire extended family (seating for 12). The Simrad electronics package is easy to use. Nice lighting package!
- Skip
Model Owned Heritage 231 Center Console
I purchased the 17 Island Reef and I have never been in a boat this size that made me say "I'm in a boat that is at least 20ft." It has a really good ride, feels solid on the water and takes choppy, bumpy water better than expected, as a middle age man and avid boater, thanks for the nice smooth ride.
- Daryl
Model Owned Island Reef 17 Center Console
I bought the Heritage 21 it's the first new boat I've bought in 30 plus years. I looked at plenty of boats before buying and none had the amount of standard features that Sportsman offered. The boat looks and handles great . A GREAT BUY I'm extremely pleased with my purchase.
- Michael
Model Owned Heritage 211 Center Console
The features of the open 232 is the best value. I looked at 5 boat manufacturer s and Sportsman got my cash
- Roy
Model Owned Open 232 Center Console
Great product. Extremely satisfied! Great investment.
- Brian
Model Owned Masters 207 Bay Boat
We both have been very pleased with our purchase. It fills our needs very well. Would (and have) recommend Sportsman Boats. Have had many compliments on the boat. It looks and handles like a bigger boat (17 ft. Island Reef, 70 hp Yamaha 4 stroke).
- Jennifer
Model Owned Island Reef 17 Center Console
We love our new Sportsman.
- Brian & Carrie
Model Owned Heritage 231 Center Console
Very happy with this boat.
- Larry
Model Owned Masters 247 Bay Boat
We are absolutely loving our boat. The Sportsman was an answer to everything we wanted and it's as pretty on the water as it was at the boat show. Solid boat with amazing upgrades!
- Jason & Christina
Model Owned Heritage 231 Center Console
My Open 212 sportsman is a great boat that accommodates my offshore and inshore fishing needs. Sportsman has built a comfortable fishing machine. The boat handles well in light to small chop (2-3 fts). The Simrad electronics have great custom abilities to find any boat owner. Storage is good but over the top, good for an offshore vessel. Wiring and maintenance hatches allow for great room and ease of work. Overall, very satisfied as a sportsman owner.
- Dustin
Model Owned Open 212 Center Console
Wonderful family boat.....can't tell you how much family/friends are raving about it. Can't wait for the dust to settle and ""I"" can enjoy and experience the well designed fishing platform/accessories..... an extremely well designed/ though out boat..... Congrats to the Sportsman Team
- Tat
Model Owned Heritage 211 Center Console
I recently purchased a new 23' Sportsman Center Console. What an awesome boat! additionally my salesperson did an excellent job in delivering and explaining the capabilities of this incredible machine.
- Timothy
Model Owned Heritage 231 Center Console
My family and I are life long avid boaters. We carefully purchased a Sportsman 247 and love the boat. It exceeds our expectations in all departments. We use it on weekly basis for fishing as well as cruising. We get many positive comments on the boat. Would recommend sportsman boats and do.
- Wayne
Model Owned Masters 247 Bay Boat
Very stable ride and very fishable
- Matt
Model Owned Tournament 234 Bay Boat
Incredibly good value... As a result of my Profession (involved deeply in the Marine Industry) I have come to know quite a lot about boats in general. I am not really allowed, because of my profession, to have opinions or make comparisons vs other boat brands. I can say that the fit, finish, performance, overall appearance, very small number of "issues" and overall assembly of Sportsman Boats is an exceptional value and the Manufacturer has integrity.
- Glenn
Model Owned Masters 247 Bay Boat
I have owned two Sportsman's, a 207 bay boat and 247 Bay Boat. The quality is excellnt and the ride is more than excellent. It's great for fishing in skinny water and the ride and stability allows you to venture offshore for a different kind of fishing. The ride is also very dry and comfortable. I would highly recommend a Sportsman.
- William
Model Owned Masters 247 Bay Boat
This has been an awesome addition to our family!!!
- Brett
Model Owned Open 282 Center Console
Great Boat in every way, fish just about everyday on it and so far it's living up to the standard.
- Michael
Model Owned Open 282 Center Console
Fantastic boat
- Keith
Model Owned Open 252 Center Console
I have owned several top end boats and each one was a good fit for me at the time. Now that the 247 Sportsman has come into my life , I can say I am even more satisfied with this boat. It has many fishing advantages and it is easy for an old man to launch operate and enjoy. The electronics package is first class and is fit into the dash perfectly. Hankel Marine is a first class dealer.
- David
Model Owned Masters 247 Bay Boat
I absolutely love my 231 Heritage Platinum powered by a 200 HP Yamaha. It fishes wonderfully and is even better on a leisurely trip. Wonderful boat, great layout, and a real head turner.
- Justin
Model Owned Heritage 231 Center Console
Great company, great boat. Would recommend to anyone.
- Foster
Model Owned Open 252 Center Console

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