VOTE The Best Boat Brands  

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List Rules All types of boats: sailboats, motorboats and human-powered boats.

If you're looking for a new boat, here's a list of boat brands that include the most reliable models available. The best boat brands include those from major manufacturers including Sea Ray Boats, Bayliner, MasterCraft and more. Boats can be categorized into three main types: unpowered or human-powered boats (rafts, canoes, kayaks, gondolas); boats that are propelled by their sails (sailboats); and boats that are propelled by engines (motorboats).

When considering what type of boat you should buy, shoppers should think about a few basic things. Where are you going to use the boat? The best brand of boat will be different depending on whether you are looking for a yacht to party on in the ocean, a gondola to take in a river, a sailboat to use on the coast or a motorboat to take in a lake or bay. How many people do you expect to take on your boat? Is this boat just for you and your partner or do you hope to be able to fit your entire family on the boat? Size of the hull, deck and cabins should all be taken into consideration.

This list will consider all engine and sail-powered boats. So what are the most popular boat brands? Users looking for a new boat will want to research a variety of different brands to find the one that best suits their needs according to design, name brand, buoyancy, size, propulsion and price.

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Sea Ray Boats, Inc is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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1,335 523
Chaparral Steel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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942 367
Boston Whaler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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555 255
Grady-White is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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468 227
MasterCraft is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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398 193
Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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341 204
Formula 290 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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381 263
Yamaha Boats is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boat Brands
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200 137
Glastron is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boat Brands
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179 121
Bertram is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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216 171
Wellcraft is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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58 37
Robalo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boat Brands
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153 135
Malibu Boats is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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132 117
Baja is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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98 84
Lund is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boat Brands
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77 62
Larson FX is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boat Brands
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51 36
Key West is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boat Brands
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66 53
Sunseeker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boat Brands
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94 85
Ranger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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91 83
Everglades Boats is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boat Brands
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354 374
Bayliner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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48 39
Alumacraft is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boat Brands
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66 60
Cruiser Yachts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boat Brands
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79 77
Carolina Classic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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76 74
Grand Banks Yachts Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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11 4
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boat Brands
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69 71
Tahoe Boats is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boat Brands
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47 46
Caravelle Powerboats is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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28 26
Lowe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boat Brands
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62 68
Nordhaven is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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48 64
Albermarle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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35 66
Wally is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boat Brands
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