OTSEGO, Minn., Feb. 23, 2017 - Crestliner is significantly expanding its portfolio of well-designed, durable boats with the addition of several deep-V and mod-V fishing models, the introduction of a brand-new pontoon line, and redesigns to four of its popular fishing boats. These additions and upgrades will appeal to new and loyal customers alike - whether they're diehard anglers or family-focused weekend boaters - and continue to build on Crestliner's 70-plus-year reputation for delivering premium boats.
"We couldn't be more excited to reveal these wide-ranging new models for 2017," said Crestliner President Eric Hendrickson. "These boats reflect the wants and needs of our diverse customers, yet they all feature the same quality craftsmanship for which Crestliner long has been known."
Starting with the deep-V line, Crestliner has added to the Commander family with the all-new 2050 Commander and the new Commander Elite series. The 2050 Commander features more than 20 feet of onboard space, with ample storage and in-floor rod storage for rods up to 7 feet, 6 inches long. An all-welded hull and heavy-duty windshield keep anglers comfortable and dry even in rough waters. The Commander Elite series, with a 2050 model and an 1850 model, takes on big water and harsh weather like a champ. A 94-inch beam provides exceptional stability, and the 30-inch cockpit depth and Space Saving Transom deliver ample onboard space for more people and gear. Durable diamond plating is welded to the bow for a fully sealed deck, and drain holes are positioned on each side of the floor to allow for easy drainage. Along with a fully sealed walk-through windshield and an optional heavy-duty full enclosure to protect from the elements, fishermen can stay out longer to reel in that trophy catch.
On the mod-V side, Crestliner introduces the all-new PT18 and the VTC series. The PT18, which joins its sibling the PT20, is a premium tournament bass boat that will give anglers a serious competitive advantage. A huge bow casting deck delivers abundant casting space, with a recessed trolling motor foot control and three in-deck storage lockers for rods and gear. A 33-gallon aerated livewell with pump-out keeps fish alive longer, and premium bucket seats allow for better support and angler comfort. The VTC series, a crappie rig with spacious bow and stern casting decks, comes in lengths of 19 feet, 18 feet and 17 feet. Three bow pedestal seat bases set anglers up for some serious crappie fishing, and a feature-rich console includes black sterling gauges, a switch panel, a Lowrance(TM) fishfinder and more.
"These new fishing models enhance the fishing experience in every way," Crestliner Product Manager Jake Mirabal said. "You can get out on the water with more confidence, stay out longer and compete at a higher level due to the thoughtful design and fishing-friendly features we've built in."
Crestliner has also moved beyond its classic fishing, hunting and utility boats to produce a high-quality, versatile pontoon: the Rally. The Rally features reinforced tubes, torsion-control riser brackets and optimally spaced crossmembers, all ensuring reliable cruising and supreme comfort. Customers can select the Rally or Rally DX (which features premium trim and style accents) and then choose from five layout options to fit their preferred on-water activity: Cruise, Center Walkthrough, Center Walkthrough Dual Helm, Fish & Cruise, and Fish.
"The Rally pontoon, while quite different from our deep-V and mod-V boats, is unmistakably Crestliner," Mirabal said. "We look forward to giving customers a new option for getting on the water that guarantees them the same superior construction and reliability as our aluminum fishing boats."
Crestliner is also ushering in 2017 with upgrades to several models- the Super Hawk series, the 1600 Vision, the VT and the 2200 Bay-based on customer feedback. The Super Hawk family, designed for both recreation and fishing, will feature a newly designed conversion bow, standard jump seat configuration, new console, increased rod storage and more. The 1600 Vision's bow will be revamped into a full casting platform that includes added storage and a livewell with an increased capacity of 17 gallons. The VT now has more space for electronics, and removable rubber mats in storage compartments better protect gear and equipment. Anglers can choose from two new trim-level upgrades, as well. Finally, the 2200 Bay benefits from greater casting space in the bow and an improved "Crest-Liner" interior coating for easier cleaning and maintenance.
"Crestliner has really hit the mark with the introduction of these innovative boats and upgrades," Hendrickson said. "These models push the envelope in many ways, while remaining true to Crestliner's spirit of quality and durability. We are confident that 2017 is going to be a fantastic year."
Located in Otsego, Minn., Crestliner boats and pontoons are crafted with an uncompromising mix of functional design, all-welded aluminum construction and a relentless commitment to excellence. Since 1946 Crestliner has been making boats forged with strength and defined by durability. As a world-wide leader, Crestliner continues to redefine the industry with boats built to last. A testament to our quality and craftsmanship, Crestliner has received the CSI Award of Excellence in Customer Satisfaction for Aluminum Outboard Boats for 10 consecutive years. Learn more about Crestliner and its line of boats by visiting crestliner.com.
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For more information contact Lori Kneeland: Lkneeland@Crestliner.com 763-241-2625