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If you’re looking to buy a boat, you’ll want to have the whole picture of what types of boats are out there and what they are typically used for. This list should help! If you need a place to keep your new boat or have it serviced or cleaned, please consider Holden Beach Marina. Give us a call at 910-842-5447. Click the links on the boating types to find out more about them!

All-Purpose Fishing Boats – If you like to cast for everything from bass to bowfin, you need a fishing boat with maximum versatility.

Aluminum Fishing Boats – Light, easy to transport, and rugged, aluminum fishing boats are incredibly popular among a wide range of anglers.

Bass Boats – These highly-specialized fishing machines are the ultimate when targeting bass in in the plans.

Bay Boats/Flats Boats – Light tackle and fly anglers honing their skills will be attracted to these types of boats.

Bowriders – Joy-rides with the family, watersports, and trips to the beach are all in store when you have a bowrider.

Cabin Cruisers – When you want to cruise in luxury, a cabin cruiser fits the bill.

Center Consoles – Saltwater anglers in particular love the fishing flexibility a center console provides.

Cuddy Cabins – Cuddy cabin boats let you enjoy the open air and sunshine, while still providing some shelter when you need it.

Deck Boats – Maximizing interior volume and seating is what these boats are all about, so you can invite a big crew aboard.

Fish-and-Ski – You’re an angler who also enjoys water skiing and wakeboarding? Then this might be the right pick for you.

High Performance Boats – If you feel the need for speed, a high performance boat can’t be beat.

Inflatables – Whether you have a specific need for an inflatable boat or you just want a watercraft you can deflate and stow under the couch, there are plenty of inflatables to choose from.

Jet Boats – Sporty and no propeller—what’s not to like?

Motor Yachts/Power Cruisers – When you want a boat that puts you squarely in the lap of luxury, a motor yacht/cruiser is the way to go.

Multi-Hull Powerboats – Some boaters believe that two hulls are better than one, and multi-hull powerboats are their top pick.

Personal Watercrafts (PWCs) – Get a personal watercraft, and you’d better get ready for a serious adrenaline rush.

Pontoon Boats – Modern pontoon boats are a whole lot more than mere party barges.

Sailboats – Become one with the watery world and harness the wind, with a new sailboat.

Ski Boats/Wake Boats – If watersports are your thing, a ski, wake, or surf boat will get the party started.

Sportfishing Yachts – Few fishing challenges are as intense as hunting for big-game sportfish, and few boats are as ideal for tackling that challenge as sportfishing yachts.

Trawlers – When you believe half the adventure is in getting there, a trawler will be perfect for the voyage.

Walkarounds – Fishing, weekending, and cruising can all be in the mix, if you own a walkaround boat.