Ryan’s Top Ten

These are the 10 best boats you can buy today.

Based on 3 decades of running boats at high speed – successfully and without injury, Ryan Haines has masterfully processed and analyzed every boat available on the market today.

The core values for consideration:

Key performance parameters analyzed:

40 Intrepid Cuddy

What is it?
Intrepid 400 Cuddy

Why I recommend this boat:
Extreme versatility. This highly customizable 40-footer is equally effective as a daytripper, a sportfisherman, or a Bahamas weekender.

What else you need to know:
This hull design is so fine-tuned that the 400 can be run straightaway without trim tab or engine-height adjustments.

39 Nor-tech

What is it?
Nor-Tech 390 Sport

Why I recommend this boat:
Opulent luxury meets practical fishability and creature comforts that are second to none.

What else you need to know:
Everything on the Nor-Tech 390 Sport is custom, except the performance — that’s standard.

Jupiter 38

What is it?
Jupiter 38

Why I recommend this boat:
This boat is built to run with the big dogs and looks great doing it. A lot of thought clearly went into this boat’s design.

What else you need to know:
Jupiter’s usual level of excellent fit and finish, combined with a host of serious fishing amenities is well apparent.

39 SeaVee

What is it?
SeaVee 390Z

Why I recommend this boat:
This step-hull center console packs high performance, amenity, and fishability.

What else you need to know:
SeaVee outfits their boats according to owner demands, rather than an equipment list. What’s not to like about that.

37 Bahama

What is it?
37 Bahama

Why I recommend this boat:
A versatile bluewater craft with unusual performance and range capabilities for its size, sharing the same 11′ beam and unique seakeeping abilities as its larger sibling

What else you need to know:
This is by no means a “fair weather” vessel only comfortable at the sand bar; this is a serious fishing machine.

39 Yellowfin

What is it?
Yellowfin 39

Why I recommend this boat:
Between its mammoth size and big power on the transom, this boat makes you feel as if you can take on any sea conditions with impunity.

What else you need to know:
It’s big and stable and blazingly fast. And yet, when maneuvering, it stays where you put it.

37 Valhalla

What is it?
Valhalla V-37

Why I recommend this boat:
A standout offshore boat that blends fishability with performance and comfort. Twin steps and an innovative tunnel on the aft planing surface, result in superb boat handling.

What else you need to know:
Hitting the sweet spot in the V Series lineup, the Valhalla V-37 shines as a versatile coastal or offshore fishing boat.

39ST Contender

What is it?
Contender 39 ST

Why I recommend this boat:
Superb fishing boat, speed demon, big wow-factor, all rolled into one. It gets to the fish in very short order.

What else you need to know:
This is a serious offshore tournament boat the whole family will love.

37 Freeman

What is it?
37 Freeman

Why I recommend this boat:
The twin hulls from Freeman Boatworks get anglers to distant fishing grounds with speed and comfort to spare.

What else you need to know:
With innovative designs, impressive performance, unrivaled efficiency, and massive deck layouts for unrestricted fishability, this could be called a game-changer.

39 Midnight Express

What is it?
Midnight Express 39S

Why I recommend this boat:
Speed, an excellent layout, and a dedicated builder make for one formidable fishing machine.

What else you need to know:
The speed capabilities of the boat are virtually limitless. Midnight Express hit the nail on the head with this one.