cuddy cabins

Take a bowrider, put a closed deck over it with some living space within, and you’ve got a cuddy cabin. It’s a versatile, family-style boat that’s nimble and maneuverable and offers a V-berth, head, sink, and maybe a galley. Count on plenty of storage space to keep everyone's stuff secure but handy and on plenty of general 'people' space for relaxed boating. Choose your power: outboard, stern-drive or jet.

The cuddy cabin differs from its cousin, the runabout, in that the latter’s closed deck isn’t designed as much for creature comforts as it is for storage and maintaining a sleek, sport-car look.

Your cuddy cabin boat may feature a sunpad, swim platform, or towline hook for skiing, tubing and wakeboarding. You can focus on play, not maintenance, thanks to the self-bailing liner in many cockpits. You’ll hate for a voyage to end — and might consider adding a camper enclosure for an overnight at anchor.

Quick Stats

  • freshwater fishing
  • watersports
  • overnight cruising
  • day cruising
  • 10 Max
  • 16 - 28 ft
  • outboard engine
  • sterndrive engine
  • jet propulsion
  • trailerable