An American 12 Jon Fishing Boat is a simple chassis that you can build the angling vessel you’ve always wanted. This affordable boat is for the fisherman with some DIY chops or willing to add features over a few years’ time.

Boasting a heavy-duty deck and hull construction, two large bench-style seats, built-in motor mounts, battery storage, and four rod holder locations, the American 12 is a simple but suitable Jon boat for those into fishing and duck hunting.

Mount a trolling motor in the bow or stern, add swivel chairs and livewells along with a cooler. There is plywood just underneath the surface (polyethylene) of the benches, which make it easy to fasten removable chairs or other mods.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.5

Reasons to buy:

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    Lightweight
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    Easy to row
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    Easy to customize
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    Easy to transport
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    Good max capacity

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markThere’s no dry storage compartment

Where to buy:

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Sun Dolphin American 12

Specs & Features

  • Length: 12’
  • Width: 52”
  • Weight: 110lbs
  • Max. Capacity: 532lbs
  • Max. hp Capacity: 6 hp
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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.5

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Lightweight
  • check-mark
    Easy to row
  • check-mark
    Easy to customize
  • check-mark
    Easy to transport
  • check-mark
    Good max capacity

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markThere’s no dry storage compartment

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