Small fishing boats are usually light, affordable and easy to transport. They're also relatively easy to store as compared to larger boats.
Small fishing boats include not just skiffs and launches but also pontoon boats, fishing floats and canoes; a small boat may range anywhere from 4 to 20 feet in length.
Transport and Storage
You may encounter small fishing boats that inflate or fold; these are easy to store and transport. Larger, solid-bodied fishing boats may require a trailer for transport and storage.
A small fishing boat may cost anywhere from $500 to $20,000 and beyond, depending on size, materials and design. Typically the smaller a boat is, the less it costs.
A boat doesn't have to be specifically designed for fishing in order to be used for that purpose, but it should have an open platform that allows the fisherman to move about freely without running afoul of any boating equipment.
Choose a small fishing boat as you would any other craft: Select for speed, maneuverability and stability that are suitable for the environment you want to fish in; then factor in cost, storage and transportation.