Check out this video for important tips that can help you buy the perfect fishing boat for your situation. Below are some highlights:
Dual console or center console? The advantage of a dual console boat is strictly protection from the weather. On the other hand, a dual console takes up much more space, so that is something important to consider.
Versatility is also something to consider. The boat will likely be used for more than just fishing. Flip down seats are very convenient. Keep them down to provide a fishing deck and then flip them up when you are taking the family out boating. A marine stereo with waterproof speakers can also be great for family boating time, even if you may not listen while fishing. Check out Rock The Boat Audio for more information on marine stereos.