“Express” is the new term for the sportfishy vessel with a forward cabin surrounded by a wraparound deck. This ultimate family fisher boasts elements and amenities borrowed from both cabin cruisers and center-console boats. Walkarounds are at home in the ocean’s coastal waters and large bays, where anglers seek offshore species, and in the Great Lakes, where the king salmon reigns.

A walkaround fishes almost like a center console, but it has a more comfortable, weather-protected perch for the captain and plenty of family-lounging space in the cuddy below the raised deck. You’re likely to find a head and sink down there, too. Step up from the sole (floor of the cockpit) to the deck, should a fish lead you on a merry chase.

The walkaround is a fishing favorite, but a great day cruiser, too. Seating expands easily with stowaway seats and cushions, and a carefree nap is only a few steps away down in the cuddy.

Quick Stats

  • freshwater fishing
  • saltwater fishing
  • day cruising
  • N/A Max
  • 18 - 28 ft
  • outboard engine
  • trailerable