Cuddy Boat

The best way to think of a Cuddy Boat is as a Bowrider with the bow covered so as to provide space for storage and somewhat cramped accommodation. It is possible to sleep in a cuddy (the covered area); however only for a limited time.

Cuddy Boats may be slightly bigger than Bowriders – perhaps 18 to 28 feet (5.5 to 8.5 m) in length.

Given the size of the boat, it probably will not be possible to stand up in the cuddy. It may contain some very basic and limited facilities, such as a head (toilet). The head may well be of a simple chemical type.

As with a Bowrider, they are suitable for lakes and sheltered coastal waters. Depending on the boat and weather and marine conditions generally, it may be possible to venture slightly further afield – but not too far.

Typical manufacturers are similar to that for Bowriders – namely Bayliner, Searay, Rinker, Maxum, Jeanneau, Chapparal, Glastron, Quicksilver, Four Winns, Fletcher, Larson, Crownline and Finmaster