Over 15 Ft Motorboats
For lovers of being out on the water, having your own boat is a dream. While beginner boaties like to start with a 15 ft or under boat, those with more experience and a deeper pocket can enjoy a larger over 15 ft boat. Motorboats are versatile and you can use them for fishing, towing water skiers, or for general pleasure cruising on a lake or ocean. While sailboats are great for people that like to take their time out at sea, motorboats are fast-paced and exciting. If you like the idea of having a larger motorboat, check out the great selection so you can spend your summer days on the water.
What Kinds of Over 15 ft Motorboats are Available?
There is a large selection of boats for all types of uses. While most of these have the same kind of shape with some sort of cabin or annexe, these are a few different kinds of boats to think about:
- Jon boat: A jon boat has a flat bottom with no cabin and uses aluminium, wood or fibreglass in its make. You can find a few bench seats across the width of the boat. A 16 ft jon boat is ideal for taking some mates out fishing for a few hours, but they are not good for long periods at sea.
- Pontoon boat: A pontoon boat is a catamaran style boat, perfect for fishing or leisure. They are open top, with heavy PVC material on the seating and sides overtop of metal or plastic frames. An 18 ft pontoon boat has enough space for a family to enjoy a day out on the lake or at sea.
What is the Best Material for a Motorboat?
It all comes down to personal preference and what you will be using your boat for.
- Aluminium boats: Aluminium weighs much less than steel and provides a lighter hull and lower fuel consumption. It has a strength vs. weight ratio that is equivalent to steel and is highly unlikely to get holes in it should there be a collision. This makes aluminium a safer material.
- Fibreglass boats: Fibreglass can be mould into fancy shapes and repairs are easy to manage. There are no welds or corrosion to worry about but poor workmanship doesn't show up easily. Fibreglass is susceptible to osmosis where the material rots from water being absorbed.
- Kevlar boats: Kevlar is a very strong plastic and more and more manufacturers are putting this to use. It appears on many motorboats, sailing boats and competition racing boats. It is tough, durable and lightweight.