At Pensacola Boat Rides we use bay boats for a number of different reason with the two most important factors being speed and comfortability. All of our boats are in the 22 to 24 foot range and can take up to six passengers plus the captain. The majority of our boats do not have any type of top or cover, but the wind keeps you cool while riding.
Speed is very important, especially when we’re making trips to Destin or Orange Beach. Larger diesel engine boats cruise at 15-20 miles per hour, while bay boats like ours have no issue running long distances at 45-50 miles per hour. The speed also allows us to escape from bad weather when it gets within sight.
Bay boats also offer a very comfortable ride and the semi-low sides make getting on and off the boat from the beach an easy task for small children and elderly people. The hull design of modern day bay boats are built to cut through the waves and ride smoothly in a bay chop. All our boats have Yamaha outboard four stroke engines so they are very quiet and do not put off any smell or fumes.