Manufacturers in the boating world continually compete in ingenuity to present us with models that will make us spend memorable moments on the water.
Over the past months, I was able to admire the achievements of several manufacturers in the exhibitions and demonstration rooms. There are many versions that are sure to make rod handlers dream. Of all the ones I've seen, I've singled out five, ranging in size from 13 to 17.8 feet, which will meet the expectations of many followers.
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< p>With 60 years of expertise and a team of 700 employees, Smoker Craft presents the Excursion series. The 176 DC Pro is equipped with the famous Vertex Performance Strake (VPS) hull which generates a better water supply for the engine, a faster planing, better flotation and movements without splashing, increased stability and this, while requiring a less powerful engine. This boat, 17.8' long and 88″ wide, can face our turbulent waters without any problem. A total of five people can take place aboard this safe unit that can be equipped with a 115 hp outboard. Everything is also available in a version with a single console or with manual steering at the rear. Its solid aluminum construction, central rod storage system, console, seven-ply pressure-treated wood floor, limited lifetime warranty and all available equipment and options make it stand out during games. fishing or walks. smokercraft.com
The Legend Boats R 15 Angler Series is in an ideal size range for transporting from one body of water to another and for teasing the fish. Its construction, with .100 gauge aluminum, ensures good resistance. This affordable hull features two raised platforms and a vinyl floor that makes cleaning a breeze. It is possible to opt for a 25 to 50 horsepower engine to sail this 15.1-foot-long by 76-inch-wide hull. However, it is preferable to choose the maximum power. In terms of equipment, there is a 57-litre livewell with aeration pump, a removable tinted windshield, a foldable trailer front pole, a 4-inch fish finder, two rod holders, a console, a bilge pump, wiring for the electric motor already spun to the front, seats that can be changed and practical storage spaces. bateauxlegend.com
Few watercraft manufacturers can boast of having 120 years of experience and being run by the same family for five generations. Starcraft's Stealth 166 DC model, with integrated gas tank, is without a doubt a very nice discovery for anglers who target predators. Winner of the Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Best Warranty Award, this builder offers seven-ply treated wood floors and platforms, two seats competition rod, a large 30-gallon livewell, three-dial instrumentation, in-floor storage for eight rods, the IGTS system for mounting accessories on the side rail, plus many other options. The range is also available in a version with bar control or with a single console. With a length of 15.10’, it can accommodate a 90 horsepower on the transom. smokercraft.com
The firm Brunswick Corporation launched last January a brand new brand of boats called Veer. Developed through its subsidiary Lund Boats, the X13 is a product designed to meet the modern needs of a younger clientele who are discovering the joys of boating and fishing. The hull, 13 feet long and 48 inches wide, made of rotomolded polyethylene filled with foam, was specifically designed to accommodate, on its transom, electric propulsion systems such as the Avator 7.5e or outboards. edge Mercury FourStroke with a maximum power of 9.9 horsepower. Two people can take place on board the X13. Its total weight, with engine and trailer, is only 835 pounds (380 kg). Users can therefore easily tow everything with their car. A stick anchor, a grab bar, a canvas and several other accessories complete the set. veerboats.com
Pontoons are becoming more and more popular. There is nothing like being able to sail slowly while enjoying the good weather. For those who hesitate between this type of watercraft and a fishing boat, know that the Princecraft Jazz 140-2RS will allow you to enjoy both activities. Up to four people can comfortably sit on the softly upholstered furniture, the folding swivel seats or even on the chaise longue. With a deck length of 4.2 m (14.1') and a width of 2.5 m (8.1'), the purchaser can equip it with an outboard engine of a maximum power of 40 forces. As for fishing, there is an aft station with space that can be used as storage, a cooler or a livewell with fish ruler and glass holders. The floor covered with select dark gray vinyl is easily cleaned after catching a large, frenzied specimen. Several accessories are available as options. princecraft.com
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