LEBANON, MO (Aug. 21, 2019) – Coming off a very successful dealer meeting, Lowe Boats is pleased to announce the official launch of six new boat models for MY2020 including two new special edition models available for sale immediately. These new offerings in both the aluminum fish and pontoon segment give Lowe, its dealer network and customers new and exciting options heading into the new model year.
Lowe Boats and Favorite USA Join Forces to Offer the New Lowe 198 Favorite,
a Special Edition Bass Boat with Tournament-Ready Fishing Features
In a dynamic collaboration that is already making waves, Lowe Boats and Favorite USA have joined forces to offer the Lowe 198 Favorite. Not only is this special-edition bass boat an expertly designed performer, it’s loaded with tournament-ready fishing features.
“The 198 Favorite gives its fiberglass counterparts a run for their money,” said Martin.” The all-welded aluminum hull accelerates and gets on plane fast thanks to the lightweight, 150-horsepower Mercury FourStroke, which delivers 5,800 rpm at full throttle. It’s also highly fuel efficient; with a 29-gallon tank, you really can maximize your time on the water.”
The dual-console 198 provides a whopping 83 square feet of deck space with durable, shock-absorbent Seadek flooring; two Humminbird fishfinder/chartplotter units with built-in Bluetooth; a Minn Kota Ultrex 80-MDI-IP trolling motor; and plenty of storage, including a secure, 10-tube rod locker that can accommodate rods to 8.5 feet in length.
Lowe Boats Introduces a Roughneck 25th Anniversary Model for Outdoor Enthusiasts
The Roughneck name by Lowe Boats has earned a formidable reputation as the toughest, hardest working jon boat on the water. Now that it has reached the quarter-century mark, the manufacturer has released its eagerly anticipated 25th Anniversary Roughneck 1860, with more features and better overall value than other boats in its class.
This special-edition Roughneck 1860 features lightweight, wood-free, all-welded construction for lasting durability. And, the 18-footer provides a smooth, dry ride with its variable deadrise at the bow and VorTrac V at the transom.
The Roughneck 1860 25th Anniversary model comes equipped with a 19-gallon livewell, and available options include a pedestal fish seat, trolling motor with harness, rod and gun box, bilge pump and navigation lights. It can carry a maximum of six people, with outboard power options ranging from 20 to 60 horsepower.
New Fishing Machine 1775 WT and FM 1775 SC Redefine What a Great Fishing Rig Should Be
The new FM 1775 WT and FM 1775 SC both offer plenty of storage, with a side storage compartment, a roomy center rod locker with trolling-motor battery storage, and an optional bow cargo net. In addition, they have two aerated livewells, a 14-gallon well in the bow and a 19-gallon well in the stern.
“We’ve also made the windshield walkway wider in our FM 1775 WT model, expanding it from 16 to 20 inches,” said Shannon Martin, Lowe Boats category manager. “That will let you easily move between the bow and the stern for casting, landing your fish, and accessing the two livewells.”
Lowe Boats has redesigned the optional rear-deck conversion bench for both models. And, enthusiasts will immediately notice that the boatbuilder has made an eagerly anticipated change to the boats’ cleat system.
“We added an adjustable gunwale cleat system, so you can put cleats right where you need them,” said Martin. There are popular options like the ski pylon and swim platform as well.”
New Fishing Machine 1675 WT and FM 1675 SC
Lowe Boats has taken its popular 16’ Fishing Machine models to a new level to create the FM1675 Walk-Thru and FM1675 Side Console. These 16-foot, 9-inch deep-V boats now offer updated design features, more amenities, and all-around better value for fishing enthusiasts.
“This year’s models have a new gunwale with receiver track, and we’ve moved the cleats to the track,” Martin explained. “We have plenty of built-in storage, including a side rod locker and trolling-motor battery storage near the bow and we expanded the WT’s center walkway from 16 to 20 inches.”
“Best of all, we have a 19-gallon aerated livewell aft, and a 14-gallon aerated livewell forward,” Martin continued. “You can hold all your fish without having to walk back and forth.”
In addition, Lowe Boats has incorporated a new fuel tank and added a range of impressive options. These include a redesigned rear-deck conversion bench, portside windscreen, bow cargo netting to port and starboard, LED interior lighting, and a choice of sport top, Bimini top or sport top with walkaway curtain.
SS250 WS Proves to be a Game-Changer in the Lowe Boats Pontoon Lineup
The new Super Sport 250 WS from Lowe Boats is redefining its class. This 25-foot, dual or triple-log pontoon offers a first of its kind, low-profile, walk-through windshield with a center hatch.
To accommodate the windshield, the SS250 WS incorporates dual raised fiberglass consoles and a new bow layout with dual lounges.
The SS250 WS also features large dual lounges aft, allowing it to accommodate up to 15 people. The convenient walk-through layout ensures ease of movement for all aboard, whether the day calls for on-water recreation or dockside entertaining.
Onboard amenities include a heavy-duty, 9-foot Bimini top; a storable dinette table; a Bluetooth-equipped Jensen marine stereo; a flush-mounted, 5-inch Lowrance fish finder with GPS; and plenty of storage for gear and water toys.
New Super Sport 210 CL
Lowe Boats has introduced a new SS210 CL for the 2020 model year. This smaller cruising pontoon features a swing-back conversion lounge as well as a variety of amenities that have made the Super Sport series a favorite among pontoon owners.
A highlight of the SS210 CL’s contemporary floor plan, the conversion lounge allows boaters to sit comfortably while facing forward and effortlessly recline while facing aft. This will appeal to watersports’ enthusiasts who wish to keep an eye on the action, and to those who simply desire an extra measure of on-water relaxation.
This versatile 21-footer features a fiberglass-reinforced acrylic console with tachometer, speedometer, and fuel and trim gauges; a stylish tinted windscreen; a heavy-duty, 9-foot Bimini top with boot and quick disconnect; Mercury FourStroke outboard power from 9.9 to 115 horsepower; and seating for up to nine people. With the available Triple Log package, maximum power and capacity jump to 150 horsepower and 11 people.
The SS210 CL also is customizable, with available options including a GPS speedometer, Lowrance Hook2 4X Fishfinder or Hook2 Splitshot Fishfinder, double Bimini, full playpen cover, full camper enclosure,, custom reclining helm seat with swivel and slider, adjustable-height power pedestal at the helm, chrome and convenience packages, marine stereo systems, extra Jensen speakers, LED interior and underwater lighting, and an array of flooring options and custom graphics.
In addition, those with an eye on performance can select Wave Tamer with lifting strakes, the Triple Log package complete with the lifting strakes and Wave Tamer spray shields, hydraulic steering with tilt, and Panther Power Steering.
High resolution images of all Lowe products can be found on the media vault at loweboats.com/mediavault
For additional information about Lowe Boats and its full product lineup, or to locate a Lowe dealership, please visit loweboats.com.
LOWE CONTACT: Beverly Ramsey
About Lowe Boats
For almost 50 years, Lowe Boats has been building high-value, superior quality aluminum boats. The Lowe lineup includes bass, deep-V, utility and jon boats as well as pontoons. Founded in 1971 and headquartered in Lebanon, Mo., the company’s state-of-the-art construction methods include generously sized pontoon logs, durable full-length keels and heavy-duty cross members to support higher horsepower ratings and deliver a smoother, drier ride with remarkable stability and performance. Lowe pontoons offer features and amenities to ensure on-water success to both anglers and watersports enthusiasts. The current product line is distributed around the world by a network of exceptional dealers. For more information about Lowe heritage and passion for quality, please visit www.loweboats.com. Lowe is owned by Brunswick Corporation, the largest marine manufacturer in the world.
Headquartered in Mettawa, Ill., Brunswick Corporation’s leading consumer brands include Mercury Marine outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; Mercury global parts and accessories including propellers and SmartCraft electronics; Power Products Integrated Solutions; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood, Garelick, and Whale marine parts; Land ’N’ Sea, BLA, Payne’s Marine, Kellogg Marine, and Lankhorst Taselaar marine parts distribution; Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Lowe, Lund, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Thunder Jet and Uttern boats; Boating Services Network, Freedom Boat Club, NAUTIC-ON, OnBoard Boating Club and Rentals. For more information, visit https://www.brunswick.com.