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Learn why families love these boats with this helpful article. 

Boating is one of the best ways to enjoy warm weather with friends and families. And one of the most popular types of boats on the market today is a bowrider. You’re probably wondering, why are bowriders such popular boats? 

That’s what we’re here to help with. Keep reading to learn about the top 5 reasons so many families choose a bowrider.  

1. Versatility 

The top reason so many love bowriders is because of their versatility. For this article, we will use Cobalt boats as an example. Cobalt offers bowriders in sterndrive boats, sterndrive surf boats, and outboard boats.  

With the option of these three different types of motor, you can be certain you’re getting the boat you want. The type of motor translates directly to what kind of watersports you can participate in or, sometimes it’s just personal preference.  

Water Sports 

With the sterndrive surf motor, you can do any water sports as this motor has been designed to make surfing safe. If you choose the traditional sterndrive or outboard motor, you’ll be limited to skiing, wakeboarding, tubing and other long-line sports.  


Since bowriders are typically larger boats, they are ideal for entertainment. Many are yacht-certified, meaning you can take as many guests as you’d like if you have proper safety gear. For those with large families or who enjoy bringing friends along with them, a bowrider is a great option. 

2. Spaciousness 

As stated before, bowriders are oftentimes large boats. Therefore, you’ll find plenty of space on board for guests, storage, and more. As the name implies, there’s space in the bow of the boat as well as the stern.  

Depending on the boat, there may be a head and cabin. This provides underdeck space as well as plenty of room above the deck. On a bowrider, space is not an issue. Which makes these boats great for many families who don’t want to cram on a boat. 

3. Stability and Handling  

Bowriders are built to handle big water with ease. Therefore, you can expect to be on a stable boat that is going to handle chop without any issue. Bowriders are built with deep V-hulls that allow the boat to ride extremely smoothly through the water. 

The hull construction coupled with the high-performance motors allow for these boats to have an extremely smooth ride. Whether you’re boating on a big lake, ocean, reservoir, or other body of water, you know your bowrider will be able to handle it.  

4. Family-Friendly Features 

Another huge benefit of bowriders is that they are built to be comfortable for the entire family. Regardless of whether you have little kids, pets, or are bringing friends along, a bowrider can fit everyone. Making them the perfect entertainment boat for those boating on big water. 

5. Customization Options 

The fifth reason many families love bowriders is because they can make it their own. You can choose the interior and exterior colors of the boat. As well as certain features. This way the boat is exactly what you want it to be and you can comfortably spend hours on the water enjoying it.  

Check Out a Bowrider Today 

If these five reasons aren’t enough to convince you that bowriders are amazing boats, stop by Action Water Sports to view our premium lineup of Cobalt boats. Our team of highly experienced salespeople will happily answer any and all questions you may have. From there, they’ll make sure to help you and your family find the boat of your dreams.  

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