Shopping 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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Chaparral Steel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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911 356
Boston Whaler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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530 247
Grady-White is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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455 223
MasterCraft is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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387 190
Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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331 199
Formula 290 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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374 256
Yamaha Boats is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boat Brands
zach-briggs added Yamaha Boats

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197 128
Glastron is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boat Brands
michael-koebnick added Glastron

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Bertram is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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209 165
Wellcraft is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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151 131
Malibu Boats is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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127 115
Baja is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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73 58
Larson FX is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boat Brands
1520296391962 added Larson FX

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48 33
Key West is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boat Brands
James C Jones added Key West

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Lund is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boat Brands
michael-koebnick added Lund

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47 33
Robalo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boat Brands
James C Jones added Robalo

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93 83
Ranger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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63 51
Sunseeker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boat Brands
vtedwards added Sunseeker

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Bayliner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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86 80
Everglades Boats is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boat Brands
Scott Cullen added Everglades Boats

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46 39
Alumacraft is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boat Brands
1520296391962 added Alumacraft

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62 57
Cruiser Yachts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boat Brands
erosx added Cruiser Yachts

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69 68
Tahoe Boats is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boat Brands
John Wahrenberger added Tahoe Boats

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46 44
Caravelle Powerboats is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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71 74
Grand Banks Yachts Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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Carolina Classic is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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Lowe is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boat Brands
1520296391962 added Lowe

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Nordhaven is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boat Brands

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Monterey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boat Brands
JohnAmentas added Monterey

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

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Wally is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boat Brands
aldous_42 added Wally