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Walkaround Boats

  • Activities: Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing, Day Cruising
  • Length Range: 18 - 30 ft.
  • Average price: $51,000
  • Propulsion: Outboard Engine

There’s a broad range of shapes and styles, when it comes to walkaround motor yachts. They may be flybridge boats, or they can be express-style boats. They might be relatively fast cruisers, or they can be displacement-speed vessels which are designed for the long hauls. A walkaround motor yacht can be relatively simple inside, or it might be utterly opulent. But in all cases, these boats have one thing in common: they have side-decks ringed by rails, with create “walkarounds” for easy bow access.

Historically, walkarounds to the bow were intended more for ship-handling than anything else. It would be necessary to go forward to drop or haul the anchor, and when mooring the yacht. These days, however, bows on motor yachts are commonly designed to act as social areas. The cabin tops are often utilized for tanning stations, with comfortable sunpads and loungers integrated into the structure. Many modern walkaround motor yachts also have recessed bow cockpits, with seating and a table. And quite often they have convertible sun shades when can be erected when the boat is at rest, then folded away and stowed while the boat is running. Through the years we’ve even seen a few walkaround motor yachts sporting hot tubs on the bow.

As you might expect, there’s a huge range of sizes and costs when it comes to walkaround motor yachts. In fact, even some huge multi-deck mega-yachts could be termed walkaround motor yachts – just as long as they have those side-decks. Obviously, this type of craft isn’t for everybody. But if you have the wherewithal and the desire, it would be hard not to fall in love with owning a walkaround motor yacht.

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