Submitted: 06-30-2011 by SC
I've had the Featherlite 9.5 since 2006, and has been a fantastic fishing boat. I live in Southern Maine, and have taken this boat out onto the open Atlantic many times over the years. While you have to pick your spots with surf launches, this boat feels very secure on the big water. I have taken this boat thru some very confused seas at the mouth of the Piscataqua, and while from a reasonable standpoint I felt perhaps a bit foolish, this corky little boat just bobs over everything. (I'm 6'2, 200lbs.) I fish primarily for striped bass, so I'm never too far from shore. I wouldn't take this boat offshore, as a self-rescue is out of the question, but for the fishing I do, it's just about perfect.