The Ideal Boat types for your favourite water sports

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The Ideal Boat types for your favourite water sports

The ideal boat types for your favourite watersports

If you’re in the market for a sport boat to use for wakeboarding, water skiing, fishing or your favourite water sport, you may not know where to start. With so many different water sports boats available, it’s sometimes hard to tell which one is right for your needs. Natal Power Boats is the place to find that ideal boat, but in this blog, we’re here to advise you on how to know which boat is best for you. Consider which watersports you primarily intend to use you boat for and take a look at these options.


If you are looking for a boat that you can primarily use for fishing, without needing too much performance in terms of speed and agility, then the first question to ask is: “Freshwater or deep sea?”

If “freshwater” is the answer, that is you’re looking to spend your weekends looking for various types of pan fish in dams, lakes and rivers, then it’s likely a bass boat you’re after. These compact, easy-to-handle boats are ideal for darting from spot to spot or, once you’ve found your place, for switching off the motor, throwing in your line and sitting for an hour or so as you wait for a bite.

If you’re more interested in bagging a big tuna or two off the coast, then you need a cat or a mono, which can come with or without cabins, and are perfect for cutting through the surf, offering a perfect combination of sturdiness and manoeuverability.

Wakeboarding and Waterskiing

For towing sports you want a boat that is quick and agile, sleek and compact. We stock a range of boats that are perfect for this purpose. These include bow riders, outboard/inboard and twin outboard models. Particularly for wakeboarding, you want a boat that is equipped with additional ballast capacity, hydrofoil and wedges. Cruise control is another useful feature, keeping the boat at a constant speed, which is essential for a great wakeboarding experience.

We also stock a variety of jetskis for fun on both sea and dam. At Natal Power Boats we are always here for all your boating needs. Contact us to talk about your water sport requirements.