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Brian & Carrie
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
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.
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.
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.
Overall great experience with purchasing the boat from start to finish.
The features of the open 232 is the best value. I looked at 5 boat manufacturer s and Sportsman got my cash
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.
a sea worthy boat,comfortable and reliable, heavy duty construction and hardware.... very pleased
Awesome boat!
Great quality, and costumer service. We love our boat and look forward to upgrading in the future
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
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.
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
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
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
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 $.
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
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!
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.
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.
Great craftsmanship and great ride! Quality boat that has exceeded my expectations! I highly recommend Sportsman to anyone in the market!
Matthew & Tara
Tommy and the sportsman crew have done an outstanding job. This boat is beyond expectations!
Kenneth & Matthew
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
We love our Sportsman 212. Catching fish already!!!!! Highly recommend a sportsman boat.
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.
Really enjoy my open 212 it has been a great boat so far and will be into the future!
My 2nd Sportsman, very happy with the 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.
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 .
The heritage 211 heritage is a perfect manufactured Boat
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
Best 20ft center console on the market. Very smooth and comfortable ride.
Great product. Extremely satisfied! Great investment.
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.
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.
Great 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.
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.