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power boat Powerboats are very versatile and are a great choice for those not interested in the physical work involved in sailing.  Whether you are looking to tool around for a couple of hours with family or friends or are interested in serious speed, powerboats come in a wide variety.

Runabouts are wonderful, one-size-fits-all boats that are enjoyable in many situations.  Think of a runabout as similar to a car on water.  It has a windshield, a driver seat and a passenger seat, and two backseats.  There is usually space under the deck to store things like life jackets and water toys.

A bow rider is similar to a runabout, except that there are recessed seats in the bow accessed by a door in the windshield.  A bow rider allows for more passengers, typically six to eight.

Runabouts can also be equipped for waterskiing.  Powerboats designed for waterskiing are usually about 20 feet in length.  They have inboard motors as well as flat bottoms that allow them to plane easily while pulling skiers.  Some have fins on their keels to allow them to turn more sharply.

Performance boats are similar to runabouts, although their engines are more powerful.  Just like muscle cars have bigger engines than regular cars, performance boats have bigger engines than typical runabouts.  Some performance boats have engines with 225 to 1,000 horsepower!

Performance boats typically have a deep vee bottom and an aft that flattens into a planing pad.  This configuration allows the boat to lift high out of the water as speed increases.  How fast can performance boats go?  How about 60 miles per hour or more!  Performance boats of about 20 feet usually have outboard motors of 250 horses, while those in the 30 feet plus range might have two 500 horse stern drive motors that allow the boat to reach speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.

Power Boat Manufacturers

  • Bayliner
    800 South Gay Street
    Suite 1700
    Knoxville, TN 37929
    865-582-2200
    bayliner.com/
    Manufacturer of recreational boats also provides parts and emphasizes quality customer service.
  • Bombardier Recreational Products
    10101 Science Drive
    Sturtevant, WI 53177
    262-884-5002
    brp.com/
    Jet skis and powerful sport boats for the water sports enthusiast.
  • Boston Whaler
    100 Whaler Way
    Edgewater, FL 32141
    386-428-0057
    whaler.com/
    Producers of recreational boats, from small dinghies to large offshore fishing boats.
  • Cabo Rico Custom Yachts
    2258 S.E. 17th Street
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
    954-462-6699
    caborico.com/
    Offers a selection of sailing yachts, cruising sailboats, sportfishers, and unique motorsailers.
  • Campion Marine
    200 Campion Road
    Kelowna, BC V1X 7S8
    250-765-7795
    campionboats.com/
    This Canadian boat manufacturer offers a wide variety of boats including high performance boats, cruisers, and sport boats.
  • Carolina Skiff
    3231 Fulford Road
    Waycross, GA 31501
    912-287-0547
    carolinaskiff.com/
    Offers family boats and fishing boats made with fiberglass and other composite materials.
  • Chaparral Boats
    300 Industrial Park Blvd.
    P.O. Box 928
    Nashville, GA 31639
    229-686-7481
    chaparralboats.com/
    Popular manufacturer of sterndrive pleasure boats and family boats.
  • Chris Craft
    8161 15th Street East
    Sarasota, FL 34243
    941-351-4900
    chriscraft.com/
    Chris-Craft boats won some of the first power boat races and helped Allied efforts on D-Day. Today, the company produces recreational watercraft.
  • Cigarette Racing Team
    4355 N.W. 128th Street
    Miami, FL 33054
    305-931-4564
    cigaretteracing.com/
    Premier powerboat manufacturer offers proven speed boats for the offshore racing industry.
  • Cobalt Boats
    1715 North 8th Street
    Neodesha, KS 66757
    800-835-0256
    cobaltboats.com/
    Produces small family bowriders and high performance boats.
  • Concept
    2410 NW 147th Street
    Opalocka, FL 33054
    305-635-8712
    conceptboats.com/
    Features high performance sport boats for the whole family to enjoy.
  • Donzi Marine
    7110 21st Street East
    Sarasota, FL 34243
    941-727-0622
    donzimarine.com/
    Features high-performance offshore racing powerboats.
  • Formula Powerboats
    2200 West Monroe Street
    P.O. Box 1003
    Decatur, IN 46733-5003
    260-724-9111
    formulaboats.com/
    Produces fiberglass powerboats, including sport boats, bowriders, cruisers, and luxury yachts.
  • Fountain Powerboats
    1653 Whichard's Beach Road
    P.O. Drawer 457
    Washington, NC 27889
    252-975-2000
    fountainpowerboats.com/
    Offers fish boats, sport boats, and high performance express cruisers.
  • Four Winns Boats
    925 Frisbie Street
    Cadillac, MI 49601
    231-775-1351
    fourwinns.com/
    Leading producer of recreational bow riders, deck boats, cuddy cabins, and cruisers.
  • Gekko Sports
    c/o IMAR Group
    2600 3rd Ave N
    Fargo, ND 58102
    701-293-8866
    gekkosports.com/
    Innovative maker of towboats for water skiing and wakeboarding.
  • Glastron Boats
    P.O. Box 460
    Little Falls, MN 56345
    320-632-8395
    glastron.com/
    One of the original makers of fiberglass boats, Glastron currently produces bowriders, deck boats, sport cruisers, ski boats and fishing boats.
  • Goetz Custom Boats
    15 Broad Common Road
    Bristol, RI 02809
    401-253-2670
    goetzboats.com/
    This custom boat builder features cruising yachts, racing yachts, and powerboats.
  • Johnson Outdoors Watercraft
    4855 Broadmoor SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49512
    616-698-3000
    johnsonoutdoors.com/
    Maker of small recreational boat motors as well as kayaks and canoes.
  • Larson Boats
    700 Paul Larson Memorial Drive
    Little Falls, MN 56345
    320-632-5481
    larsonboats.com/
    Leading pleasure boat manufacturer offers sport boats and cruisers.
  • Mastercraft Boat Company
    100 Cherokee Cove
    Vonore, TN 37885
    423-884-2221
    mastercraft.com/
    Manufactures performance powerboats for water skiing, wakeboarding, and pleasure use.
  • May-Craft
    P.O. Box 450
    Smithfield, NC 27577
    919-934-3000
    may-craft.com/
    Center console and pilot house boats for sport fishers and recreational boaters.
  • Midnight Express Powerboats
    3725 SW 30th Avenue
    Hollywood, FL 33312
    954-745-8284
    midnightboats.com/
    Fiberglass center console boat designed for fuel efficiency and high performance.
  • Monterey Boats
    1579 S.W. 18th Street
    Williston, FL 32696
    352-528-2628
    montereyboats.com/
    Stylish deckboats, sport boats, and cruisers designed for performance, luxury, and family enjoyment.
  • Nautic Star Boats
    500 Waterway Drive
    PO Box 26
    Amory, MS 38821
    662-256-5636
    nauticstarboats.com/
    Specializes in offshore, deck boats, and composite bay boats.
  • Outerlimits Powerboats
    91 Broad Common Road
    Bristol, RI 02809
    401-253-7300
    outerlimitspowerboats.com/
    Makers of sleek luxury speed boats designed for high performance and precision handling.
  • Oyster Marine
    5 Marine Plaza
    Goat Island
    Newport, RI 02840
    401-846-7400
    oystermarine.com/
    Designs and builds award-winning sailing yachts and powerboats.
  • Parker Marine Enterprises
    2570 Highway 101
    P.O. Box 2129
    Beaufort, NC 28516-2129
    252-728-5621
    parkerboats.net/
    Produces quality boats for recreation, commercial use, and sport fishing.
  • Pioneer Boats
    P.O. Box 328
    Harleyville, SC 29448
    843-462-7775
    pioneerboats.com/
    Entry-level boats for recreational boaters and anglers who desire style, safety and functionality.
  • Regal Marine Industries
    2300 Jetport Drive
    Orlando, FL 32809
    407-851-4360
    regalboats.com/
    Sport boats, yachts, and cruisers built with traditional craftsmanship and innovation.
  • Rinker Boats
    300 West Chicago Street
    Syracuse, IN 46567
    574-457-5731
    rinkerboats.com/
    Semi-custom cruisers, cuddies, and bowriders by a Godfrey Marine company.
  • Sea Fox Boats
    2550 Highway 52
    Moncks Corner, SC 29461
    843-761-6090
    seafoxboats.com/
    Offers a wide variety of affordable models, including center and dual consoles, walkarounds, and flat and bay boats, built for durability and dependability.
  • Sea Hunt Boats
    P.O. Box 1380
    Lexington, SC 29071
    803-755-6539
    seahuntboats.com/
    Sea Hunt's Easy Lift hull is designed to give a smoother, drier ride.
  • Sea Ray
    2600 Sea Ray Boulevard
    Knoxville, TN 37914
    865-522-4181
    searay.com/index.asp
    Marine industry leader in sport boats, cruisers and luxury yachts.
  • Sea-Doo
    1111 JA Bombardier Blvd South
    Palm Bay, FL 32908
    321-676-0538
    sea-doo.com/
    Jetskis and sport boats from Bombardier Recreational Products.
  • Stingray Boat Company
    625 Railroad Avenue
    Hartsville, SC 29551
    843-383-4507
    stingrayboats.com/
    Offers cuddies, open bows, and high performance sport boat models.
  • Striper Boats
    700 Paul Larson Memorial Drive
    Little Falls, MN 56345
    striperboats.com/
    Produces a series of sport fishing boats in walkaround and console configurations.
  • Sugar Sand
    c/o IMAR Group
    2600 3rd Avenue N
    Fargo, ND 58102
    800-373-9000
    sugarsand.com/
    IMAR Group company produces a line of jet propelled sport boats.
  • Sunsation Performance
    9666 Kretz Drive
    Algonac, MI 48001
    810-794-4888
    sunsationboats.com/
    Maker of race-proven offshore powerboats that deliver ride, style, performance, and innovation.
  • Tahoe Boats
    2500 East Kearney
    Springfield, MO 65803
    417-873-4555
    tahoesportboats.com/
    Features versatile sport boats for water skiing, fishing, and cruising.
  • Triton Boat Company
    15 Bluegrass Drive
    Ashland City, TN 37015
    615-792-6767
    tritonboats.com/
    Fiberglass and Tri-Core composite saltwater boats built using advanced aircraft technology.

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