At a recent boat show, an after-dinner conversation about great boats led a group of us here at Salt Water Sportsman into a discussion about what we might consider the best boats of all time. As you might imagine, the discussion soon became a vigorous debate, as people understandably have strong feelings on the subject.
That debate led us to poll many of our staff and contributors as to what their list of the top 50 boats might look like. We took all of those votes and compiled them into this master list, which is decidedly unscientific, subjective and thoroughly opinionated. After all, if you’re not talking about fishing, the next-best thing you can discuss is boats. Here’s our list. Enjoy, and let us know your thoughts!