The Most Family-Friendly Boats This Summer

Last updated on November 21st, 2019 at 11:33 am

Summer is the perfect time to take your boat on the beautiful Queensland waters, whether it’s for cruising, fishing, watersports, or visiting the offshore islands and enjoy the awesome waterways with your family.

If you don’t have a watercraft yet, this summer may finally be time to get one. Any of these family-friendly boats should be a great company for your summer adventures.

Pontoon Boat

Pontoon boats are considered lifestyle boats and are ideal for luxury cruising and fishing. They are perfect family-friendly boats because of their wide stable platforms and spacious deck. They also have optional Bimini tops, pop-up head compartment, and attachable water slides for the most enjoyable water experience for the whole family.

Bennington Australia is one of the famous pontoon boat-makers in the world with models ranging from luxury QX Series to ultimate value S series.

Fish and Ski Boat

If your family likes both fishing and water skiing, then this type of watercraft should fit your needs. A fish and ski boat has convertible features, which will enable you to adjust the deck for better casting or towing a skier, whichever activity you decide to do. Many Aussies especially love this versatility, along with the number of extra features the boat comes along with.

Crestliner 1950 Super Hawk and Larson LX 195 IO are two of the best fish and ski boats for families.

Cuddy Cabin Boat

Named for its closed-deck over the bow, Cuddy cabin boats are ideal for cruising freshwater bodies such as dams, weirs, and lakes. The 2018 Stabicraft 1850 Fisher and the 2017 Streaker 6100 Commander are two good examples of it. They are highly maneuverable, which makes them great for all types of towed water sports and fishing.

A Cuddy cabin boat is also one of the great family-friendly boats because children can rest and take shelter in the cabin when the weather becomes a bit too rough.


This runabout type of boat has a spacious bow area with plenty of seats, thus its name Bowrider. It also has a flat platform at the stern end that can serve as a diving board and sunbathing area. This platform also provides access for water skiing, tubing, or wakeboarding. Some of the popular bowrider boats in Australia last year were Bayliner VR6 Bowrider and Crownline E 295 XS.

Cabin Cruiser

One most the most family-friendly boats is a very comfortable cruising boat, which is filled with great amenities like heating and air conditioning, power generators, water heaters, and shore power systems. A cabin cruiser also has a head, galley, and one or more berth. This power boat’s built-in accommodation and small dining make the vessel ideal for families who enjoy long cruises.

The boat measures 25 to 45 ft in length and has a large cockpit, making it look like a small yacht. A Stejcraft Monaco Cruiser and Four Winns Vista 248 Over Night Cruiser are two good models of a cabin cruiser.

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Depending on your preferred boating activity, you can choose any of these family-friendly boats and your family will experience one of the most memorable summers of their lives. Here are 5 awesome family friendly boating activities everyone will love.

If you plan to buy a boat this summer, then it’s best to get pre-approved boat finance first with Aussie Boat Loans. We offer competitive rates and a quick application process which will allow you to buy your dream boat in no time.

Call Aussie Boat Loans today on 1300 769 999 and talk to one of our brokers to discuss the financing of your new family-friendly boat, or apply online through our quick application now.

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