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Brunswick Corporation : Crestliner Launches New PT20 Bass Boat


OTSEGO, Minn., March 9, 2016 - Launched at the Bassmaster Classic on March 4, Crestliner continues to grow its impressive bass boat family with the brand-new PT20. The "PT" stands for Premium Tournament, and everything on this boat-from the engineering, to the technology, to the incredible fishing features, lives up to that designation.

"The PT20 is a remarkable bass boat with all the bells-and-whistles serious anglers demand, yet they won't have to break the bank in order to enjoy it," said Chris Crockett, Crestliner's program manager.

More than 160 square feet of onboard space includes a massive front fishing deck, and large, comfortable modified bucket seating for two in the helm. The stern and bow decks have an additional Pro fishing seat and adjustable butt seat, respectively, while an optional center seat boasts storage underneath, and easily converts to a step platform. A center rod locker holds 10 rods up to 8 feet, 6 inches, and port and starboard lockers hold gear, or a combined 12 rods up to 8 feet, 6 inches.

Anglers will blast past the competition with a max 200hp engine and 32-gallon fuel tank, and do so confidently thanks to a loaded, easy-access console. Hydraulic steering, a molded instrument panel, 12V power outlet, space for 9-inch flush-mount electronics, multi-function gauges, a windscreen and rotary switch panel come standard. A Boss® stereo with Bluetooth(TM), and a port console with glovebox and windscreen are optional. Captains can drive the PT20 similar to an automatic car, with both hands on the wheel and their foot on the gas, thanks to an optional Hot Foot(TM) throttle. Control extends to the bow, which has a control panel with space for 7-inch flush-mount electronics, a 12V power outlet, and trim/nav light switches.

Several onboard innovations set the PT20 apart from other bass boats. The 45-gallon, dual-lid, aerated stern livewell features a host of industry-leading features, including a timer, divider, insulation for better temperature regulation and Venturi re-circulator with pump-out.

The PT20's aluminum, all-welded hull features extra-strength extruded ribs and a center-welded extruded full-length keel for unmatched durability. This rugged machine is not only strong, but also stunning. Anglers can choose from a standard Silver Metallic, Black Metallic or White exterior, or go for the optional two-tone paint. Soft gray carpet ensures comfortable casting, while plush seating lets all those onboard unwind on the way back to shore with their trophy catches.

"We know the PT20's looks and features will create some buzz and have people talking," said Lori Kneeland, Crestliner's director of marketing.  "But this bass boat's true badge of honor will be the success anglers have every time they hit the water."

About Crestliner
Located in Otsego, Minn., Crestliner boats are crafted with an uncompromising mix of functional design, all-welded aluminum construction and fishing first innovations. Since 1946 Crestliner has been making boats forged with strength and defined by durability. As a worldwide 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 nine consecutive years. Learn more about Crestliner and its line of boats by visiting

Crestliner is a division of Brunswick Corporation, a leader in the recreational marine industry.

About Brunswick
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill "Genuine  Ingenuity"(TM) in all its leading consumer brands, including Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood, Garelick and Whale marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, Diversified Marine, BLA and Bell RPG parts and accessories distributors; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray and Uttern boats; Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Cybex and SCIFIT fitness equipment; InMovement products and services for productive well-being; and Brunswick billiards tables, accessories and game room furniture. For more information, visit