Roundabout Boat "The Round Fishing Boat" REVIEW

Have you ever fished out of a "Round Boat" like this Roundabout Watercrafts boat? Although they look a bit different than any type of boat we are used to, these round boats are pretty darn slick. To see the full blog (including all pros and cons) of the Roundabout Round Fishing Boat, click here now: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/roundabout-round-boat-review/ On the way back to Tampa from Boca Grande last week, Luke and I decided to stop in Ruskin (the Roundabout Watercrafts home office) to do a test run after we have heard numerous anglers talking about this round fishing boat. After spending a solid hour driving around, making some casts, and testing it out every way we could, we left pretty impressed. Not going to replace our boats by any means, but it certainly could play a role in an easy to transport one man fishing vessel. Check out the full review of this round boat by Roundabout Watercrafts here: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/roundabout-round-boat-review/ To learn more about Salt Strong, click here now: http://www.saltstrong.com/

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Have you ever fished out of a "Round Boat" like this Roundabout Watercrafts boat? Although they look a bit different than any type of boat we are used to, these round boats are pretty darn slick. To see the full blog (including all pros and cons) of the Roundabout Round Fishing Boat, click here now: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/roundabout-round-boat-review/ On the way back to Tampa from Boca Grande last week, Luke and I decided to stop in Ruskin (the Roundabout Watercrafts home office) to do a test run after we have heard numerous anglers talking about this round fishing boat. After spending a solid hour driving around, making some casts, and testing it out every way we could, we left pretty impressed. Not going to replace our boats by any means, but it certainly could play a role in an easy to transport one man fishing vessel. Check out the full review of this round boat by Roundabout Watercrafts here: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/roundabout-round-boat-review/ To learn more about Salt Strong, click here now: http://www.saltstrong.com/

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Manville Estwick
Manville Estwick - 1 year ago
Where is your life Jacket, yoyu should have it on.
M CommissoJr
M CommissoJr - 1 year ago
Will this fit on a roof rack on a car? I want this but dont know how I'll transport but I cant afford the trailer at the moment
Willie George
Willie George - 1 year ago
No live well?
bruce Bruce
bruce Bruce - 2 years ago
I live in Texas and fish south padre island on the bayside...how would this hold up??
Brett Miller
Brett Miller - 2 years ago
Toss a micro power pole anchor on there and it’d be a beast
bonzo1200 goTrump
bonzo1200 goTrump - 2 years ago
They make them.
Garth Algar
Garth Algar - 2 years ago
It's a bumper boat . Figures someone did this finally
dasel rojas
dasel rojas - 2 years ago
Looks cool, would love to get one, only thing holding me back is the price
junebug ashdown
junebug ashdown - 2 years ago
Thanks very informative video
Dan DeSloover
Dan DeSloover - 2 years ago
It's a self-propelled fishing buoy.

10. comment for Roundabout Boat "The Round Fishing Boat" REVIEW

jesterman0076
jesterman0076 - 2 years ago
This is a rip off of ultra skiff these guys should be sued into chapter 4 I’m also notifying ultra skiff for potential patent infringement
Mark Turnbull
Mark Turnbull - 2 years ago
I would like a go one on salmon river anchor of double handed spey covering good water the looks you would get you think you had killed someone lmfao especially if you hooked up.
James Michael
James Michael - 2 years ago
Strange
ΚΥΠΡΟΣ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΗ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ
ΚΥΠΡΟΣ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΗ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ - 2 years ago
3.5-5k
A Rizzo
A Rizzo - 3 years ago
I bought mine a year ago best boat made.Don't knock it tillyoutry it.Thanks Todd.
Corwin Kruk
Corwin Kruk - 3 years ago
can a railing be added to the front, so that I can stand up and fish ? I need some extra stability for balance. who are the Canadian distributors ?
Mike Lyons
Mike Lyons - 3 years ago
It does circles well, go figure. Were there any psychedelics involved in the engineering of this boat?
Elijah Jones
Elijah Jones - 3 years ago
I really like this boat do you all have any brochure you can send me. How much would a two seater cost with trailer and trolling motor. Been talking to my fishing buddy about this boat I can't afford by myself right now. Be Bless
Salt Strong
Salt Strong - 3 years ago
Here's a link to their website: https://roundaboutwatercrafts.com

We do not sell Roundabout Boats, so you'll need to contact them directly to get accurate pricing information.
911 Tech
911 Tech - 3 years ago
I know this is an old vid but I am interested in this boat. My only concern is what do you do if you have issues with the trolling motor or battery? This looks totally impossible to paddle.
Plywood Queen
Plywood Queen - 3 years ago
it reminds me of a coracle

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Alan Whitsitt
Alan Whitsitt - 3 years ago
I'm torn. I saw the Ultraskiff 360 before I saw this one. The 360 is WAY more expensive. However, he built that thing so you can build oar locks, and a bunch of other accessories simply using PVC. I've heard that this one has more storage, as well, though... Want one of the 2, just can't decide which...
junebug ashdown
junebug ashdown - 2 years ago
same here I'm leaning toward this one
Rich Belfiore
Rich Belfiore - 2 years ago
UltraSkiff is more expensive, less stable and less durable
Ben Bents
Ben Bents - 3 years ago
ive had an ultraskiff for about a year now and i absolutely love it, i cant speak for this one cause ive never used it but round boats in general are great for fishing smaller lakes
Jimmy Beaton
Jimmy Beaton - 3 years ago
I'm in the same situation at you right now. I fell in love with the idea of the Ultraskiff first then just actually saw this vid in an ad. I'd just like to know if you have bought one yet and which one you chose. I cannot decide between the two lol
Byron Engler
Byron Engler - 3 years ago
Love mine. Very versatile and stable. You will never go back to any other small skiff once you use your Roundabout Boat. Make sure you get the single and double seat setup. Your friends will enjoy it with you. I have a balance problem and made to PVC poles with hardwood dowel in the center for getting on and off. Impressed with this boat. Todd and crew are awesome. You will not be happy with anything else.
Ben Baird
Ben Baird - 3 years ago
Put a 5hp motor on it
Ben Baird
Ben Baird - 3 years ago
I just want to see it gong fast and how it glides
Terry Young
Terry Young - 3 years ago
Max recommended is 2HP. But if its your boat you can do what you want to do. LOL... I wouldn't though...
David Rice
David Rice - 3 years ago
This craft weighs a bit over 100lbs. I weigh 225. If I go overboard, how hard is it to get back aboard? Also- what's the diameter and do they have bigger models?
Terry Young
Terry Young - 3 years ago
David I'm 220lbs and that was the test I did in my pool. Got back in with ZERO problem and the pool is deep enough where I tred water in the life jacket so I didn't push off the bottom. News Flash.... I can't swim either but don't take my life jacket off. The watercraft is solid.
Lynn Schmidt
Lynn Schmidt - 3 years ago
Just saw this video, I realize it's been around for awhile. I wonder if they would be good in very swift water (anchored behind a small hydro dam) for catfishing.
Roundabout Watercrafts
Roundabout Watercrafts - 3 years ago
Yes we have had clients use them in swift currents in rivers catching trout and stripers.
Eire saoirse
Eire saoirse - 3 years ago
what if the engine breaks.?like is there oars for it?
Gregory Brown
Gregory Brown - 2 years ago
Since it is basically a coracle, all you need is one oar that you use in a figure eight.
MrBlurberries
MrBlurberries - 3 years ago
Buy collapsible oars
steve ford
steve ford - 3 years ago
how would you have a cooler, bait bucket, tackle box and other gear and be able to move around or access the storage boxes ?
steve ford
steve ford - 3 years ago
Terry Young. Is there a 2 man version
Terry Young
Terry Young - 3 years ago
I have a cooler that can hold 24 16oz bottles that I fill with a 10lb bag of ice(30lbs), 2 62lb Exide Stowaway Marine/RV Deep Cycle Batteries (1 in front and 1 in rear to balance out 124lbs), Endura Max Trolling Motor (55lbs), I'm 220lbs, fishing equipment maybe 50lbs, totaling about 479lbs and the boat is rated at about 675 interior weight. That leaves me room a little over 190lbs to be under max... It's sturdy.
David Rice
David Rice - 3 years ago
steve ford~ Way better'n you could on a kayak!
Roundabout Watercrafts
Roundabout Watercrafts - 3 years ago
Yes there is 22sq feet of deck space. We have had a drone case, and 2 big camera cases and still had the whole other side of the deck to fish of off.
MrBlurberries
MrBlurberries - 3 years ago
steve ford plenty of room on deck plus 4 huge storage compartments.
robert hines
robert hines - 3 years ago
Not meant for 2 people and not meant for 2 or 3 ft waves just flipped one luckily we were in 4 ft of water
David Rice
David Rice - 3 years ago
3ft waves in 4ft of water? What???
stitch16261
stitch16261 - 3 years ago
How much do they cost?
Ryan M
Ryan M - 3 years ago
how good is it going shallow?

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Roger Ly
Roger Ly - 4 years ago
wonder if theres a two person verison
jamie keflin
jamie keflin - 2 years ago
they sell the 2 seater on their site
Susan Damper
Susan Damper - 4 years ago
I love mine!!  Very stable and easy to use.  I got the 2 seat option and am glad I did!  I don't fish, but live on a lake and wanted a way to enjoy the wildlife.  Perfect!
Gavins fishing addiction
Gavins fishing addiction - 4 years ago
did you visit zoffinger while you were there
Bryce Etling
Bryce Etling - 4 years ago
Could lights be put on for night fishing?
tljent79
tljent79 - 2 years ago
Definitely. A batter op could be mounted or wire something in.
Florida Bearded Fisherman
Florida Bearded Fisherman - 4 years ago
so have you got some time on this? I am torn I like a ocean kayak big game prowler ii and this. what do you guys think?
Manny. K. father guardian protector.
Manny. K. father guardian protector. - 4 years ago
You can tip a job boat. I'm 6 foot 6 so I'm not sitting in a kyak all damn day I'm definitely getting one. This summer!!
Craig Gilcrest
Craig Gilcrest - 2 years ago
manny check out blue sky boat works
Manny. K. father guardian protector.
Manny. K. father guardian protector. - 4 years ago
watch my tall ass fish for hours on a round boat I live in Ohio and we do lots of wadeing. those days are over for me.
Charles Mahoney
Charles Mahoney - 4 years ago
omg i want one so bad
Cory R
Cory R - 4 years ago
A good alternative to this would be the Bic Sportyak 245. My dad picked a used one up for me for Christmas for $400. Since then I put a Minn Kota 30lb thrust trolling motor with a little 12v battery and it runs great. I get out on the water almost everyday and go after some Snook and Jack along the mangroves. I love that little boat.
Dippanjali Deori
Dippanjali Deori - 2 years ago
Cory
DukeCityFisherman
DukeCityFisherman - 4 years ago
no live well?..
Salt Strong
Salt Strong - 4 years ago
Many people convert one of the 4 storage bins into a live well (I think Roundabout may do this as an upgrade feature for their customers.
xx xx
xx xx - 4 years ago
can you use this in saltwater what do you do if your battery rounds out is there anyway you can use paddles I'm close to South Padre Island Texas
Salt Strong
Salt Strong - 4 years ago
Yes, it can be used in saltwater. Paddling this would be very difficult, so it would be recommended to make sure you know exactly how long your battery power can last. Given how light this boat is, a typically battery will enable a lot of ground to be covered.
Doug Rennick
Doug Rennick - 4 years ago
My thoughts are to build a lightweight frame for this boat that could have you enclosed in the boat,with a space open to be able to fish from.:)
Salt Strong
Salt Strong - 4 years ago
I believe they sell those too for people who want to have shade while out on the water.
Gary Jones
Gary Jones - 4 years ago
I saw they were over 1000 dollars, you can get a Jon Boat for that much.
Cory
Cory - 3 years ago
MrBlurberries Shit, where I live you can find a nice sized boat for around $1000. Most you need is a little cleaning up but as far as the boat goes their mostly in great shape.
MrBlurberries
MrBlurberries - 3 years ago
Gary Jones finding a Jon boat this stable under $1000 isn't easy
VictoryInTruthMinistry Co-Pastor
VictoryInTruthMinistry Co-Pastor - 4 years ago
Gary Jones sometimes depending on where you live you can get a Jon boat for $200 or more... and where you get it...
captain porkie
captain porkie - 4 years ago
great review! you've answered most my questions about. not saying in going to sell kayak, I got too much invest to include pole rack, live well which I just completed in August, small electric ice chest with integrated small tackle box. Though it's not powered. I refuse to power it at the moment cause in California it would then have to be registered and I don't fully understand that part yet, though, it is in my future plans.
greg milstead
greg milstead - 4 years ago
The Irish pub in using round boats for at least a thousand years, they call him coracles. look it up this is not a new idea matter fact it's so old that is boring
David Rice
David Rice - 3 years ago
(like you!)
PS 400
PS 400 - 4 years ago
stupid
Cody Giles
Cody Giles - 4 years ago
Would there be any way to attach electronics to this craft? (Fish/Depth finder)
Todd Foucher
Todd Foucher - 4 years ago
Cody there is a way that we have done electronics by using Rail Blaza accessories. Very easy to put on a depth finder.
miankis williams
miankis williams - 4 years ago
I SO LOVE THIS DESIGN...NOT ONLY THAT I WAS SOLD BY THE ULTRASKIFF... BUT FOR SOME REASON NOW IM TORN BETWEEN THE TWO... LOL... PRICING AND OPTIONS IS EVERYTHING... I THINK BY A CLOSE MARGIN, I AM SOLD ROUND ABOUT... YES I AM
Todd Foucher
Todd Foucher - 4 years ago
Thank you Miankis. If you have any further questions please feel to reach out to us at info@roundaboutwatercrafts.com
OkieBassMaster 12
OkieBassMaster 12 - 4 years ago
Basically a yeti tank with a deck and trolling motor
Old man Joe
Old man Joe - 4 years ago
Muscle man
Muscle man - 4 years ago
Old man Joe
I have one of those on my paddle board
SuperBullies1
SuperBullies1 - 4 years ago
It needs a trailer. It looks like an odd fit in the back of a truck bed, especially standing up like that.
Roundabout Watercrafts
Roundabout Watercrafts - 4 years ago
We have a trailer that is custom made and also a hitch carrier

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Sam Cart
Sam Cart - 4 years ago
to be continued...
Cha Siu Bao
Cha Siu Bao - 4 years ago
it would be nice if it works with small gas engines.  6hp would be perfect.
Todd Foucher
Todd Foucher - 4 years ago
It is rated for a 2hp. We run a 2.5 on it
PTTHOR
PTTHOR - 4 years ago
When the battery dies in the middle of the lake, then what? If you could row this boat, I don't think it would be easy!
Roundabout Watercrafts
Roundabout Watercrafts - 4 years ago
Yes plenty of storage for a spare battery!
Ed Bosson
Ed Bosson - 4 years ago
Can have a spare battery?
Salt Strong
Salt Strong - 4 years ago
Managing the battery is very important in this boat because paddling it can be difficult due to its round shape.
Dippanjali Deori
Dippanjali Deori - 2 years ago
El niño del vaso de agua li ke ৌ
FishingFairbanks
FishingFairbanks - 4 years ago
This vs the Ultraskiff360?
Roundabout Watercrafts
Roundabout Watercrafts - 4 years ago
The Roundabout has 22 square feet of flat deck space where Ultraskiff has very little flat deck surface. The only similarities is that they are round. The Roundabout has 10 different colors to choose from, you can buy the trolling motor and seat with the Roundabout for $1400 delivered to your door where the Ultraskiff is $1595 just for the boat. We also offer a 2 seat accessory. We have a ton of different accessories that our competition does not offer.
Jose Ortega
Jose Ortega - 4 years ago
what are the detentions of the boat? What size bed would I need to throw it in the back and secure it? I drive a tacoma.
Do you have an videos of how difficult it would be to pull it out of the water without the trailer? Thanks.
Salt Strong
Salt Strong - 4 years ago
This video is the only one we have on the Roundabout Watercraft. The easiest way to transport it on the ground without is by flipping it up and rolling it. For size and weight details, here's a link to see its specs: https://www.roundaboutwatercrafts.com/benefits-and-specs-for-the-roundabout-watercrafts-one-man-round-boat/
Dalton Robertson
Dalton Robertson - 4 years ago
ultraskiff??
Salt Strong
Salt Strong - 4 years ago
The boat in this video is made by Roundabout Boats. Ultraskiff is a separate company that also makes round boats.
County man 3484
County man 3484 - 4 years ago
For long-distance travel just carry two car batteries you can put it in one of the other compartment
Rey Torres
Rey Torres - 4 years ago
Next time your in the area let me know id love to go fishing with you guys!
Adam Davila
Adam Davila - 4 years ago
We're can I buy one
Roundabout Watercrafts
Roundabout Watercrafts - 4 years ago
Thanks Salt Strong. If you mention Salt Strong we will throw in their hat and stickers for the boat!
Salt Strong
Salt Strong - 4 years ago
Here's their website to see exactly where they are located (Ruskin, FL) and where their dealers are: https://www.roundaboutwatercrafts.com/
Roundabout Watercrafts
Roundabout Watercrafts - 4 years ago
HookedOn TheBay with a 55#thrust Minn Kota trolling motor it is right around 4 mph.
joshua bridges
joshua bridges - 4 years ago
aRoundabout Watercrafts
Roundabout Watercrafts
Roundabout Watercrafts - 4 years ago
We do have a canopy coming out this weekend for it. Watch our Facebook page and YouTube channel for the pics and video. Thank you to Salt Strong for doing this video we really appreciate it!
JovayElisabeth Sanchez
JovayElisabeth Sanchez - 4 years ago
they should make a canopy for it
Ben Baird
Ben Baird - 3 years ago
That would stuff it up with all the poles
Roundabout Watercrafts
Roundabout Watercrafts - 4 years ago
JovayElisabeth Sanchez
JovayElisabeth Sanchez - 4 years ago
+Salt Strong it could mount in the rod holders
Salt Strong
Salt Strong - 4 years ago
+JovayElisabeth Sanchez Great idea!
Wagner Santana
Wagner Santana - 4 years ago
Cool... nice to use on river but beach... I think is danger use on beach with waves...
Salt Strong
Salt Strong - 4 years ago
+Wagner Santana It handled surprising well with boat waves, but we agree, we would not launch this from a beach unless it was a calm day.
HookedOnTheBay
HookedOnTheBay - 4 years ago
I have a trolling motor rigged on the back of my kayak and I go about 3.5mph top speed. I wonder how fast that goes? I would love to fish on one of those!
Salt Strong
Salt Strong - 4 years ago
+HookedOnTheBay Good stuff Hookedonthebay! The speed of the Roundabout Boat will be slower than what would be seen in a kayak given the amount of water drag it has compared to a kayak.

This boat isn't build for speed... more for stability and comfort.

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