If you enjoy fishing coastal waters and are looking for a boat that can do it well without depleting your bank account, the Bulls Bay 2200 is the perfect solution.

A design profile that has been proved time and again over the years, the beamy hull and 15 degrees of dead rise combine to make this a boat that can prowl the big bays and edges of the big water for tarpon, king mackerel and more — yet still slip into the shallows to chase redfish, specks and other species that prefer their water skinny.

The Bulls Bay 2200 offers a spacious, open fishing layout that includes forward and aft casting decks. There is also a lot of room to stow gear, with 281 quarts of lockable, storage, rod lockers and fish boxes.

Carrying bait and/or keeping the catch healthy for weigh-in isn’t an issue, either, with two baitwells/livewells.

A trolling motor isn’t included, but the 2200 is prewired with a waterproof plug so the trolling motor of your choice can easily be added.

Otherwise, the 2200 comes complete with everything needed to be a serious fishing machine at a surprising price. There are options available to improve creature comfort and add a few frills, but the 2200 comes well outfitted as it rolls out the door.

This is a boat that should fit the family budget and get aspiring fishermen introduced to the sport while still having the right fishing features to satisfy old salts, as well.


• Centerline hull length: 21 feet, 8 inches

• Beam: 8 feet, 6 inches

• Draft: 12 inches

• Deadrise: 15 degrees

• Transom height: 25 inches

• Dry weight: 2,200 pounds

• Fuel capacity: 50 gallons

• Passenger capacity: 9 people or 1,300 pounds

• Maximum power: 200 horsepower

• Aerated livewell/baitwell (2)

• Forward locking rod storage

• Forward locking storage box

• Insulated fish box

• Stainless steel rod holders (8)

• LED navigation lights

• Recessed stainless steel grab rails

• Leaning post with rocket launcher

• Stainless steel console hand rail

• Stainless steel cup holders (2)

• Stainless steel pull-up cleats

• 10-year structural hull warranty

Walterboro, South Carolina


About Jerry Dilsaver 73 Articles
Jerry Dilsaver of Oak Island, N.C., is a freelance writer, as well as a former national king mackerel champion fisherman. Readers are encouraged to send their favorite recipes and a photo of the completed dish to possibly be used in a future issue of the magazine. E-mail the recipes and photos to Jerry Dilsaver at captainjerry@captainjerry.com.