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Crestliner Launches New Models

Published By: Jonathan Lee

Crestliner has outlined its full boat line expansion for 2017, consisting of several deep-V and mod-V fishing models as well as the introduction of a brand-new pontoon line, and redesigns of four of its existing fishing boats.

“We couldn’t be more excited to reveal these wide-ranging new models for 2017,” says 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 is over 20 feet in length and is said to offer ample storage and in-floor rod storage for rods up to seven-feet, six-inches long. An all-welded hull and heavy-duty windshield are designed to keep anglers comfortable and dry in rough waters.

The Commander Elite series features a 2050 model and an 1850 model. A 94-inch beam provides stability, and the 30-inch cockpit depth and ‘Space Saving Transom’ design offer onboard space for 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 a 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. A large bow casting deck offers 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 fishfinder and more.

Crestliner has also moved beyond its classic fishing, hunting and utility boats to produce a 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 and Cruise, and Fish.

Crestliner also ushers 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.

Located in Otsego, Minnesota, Crestliner has been building all-welded aluminum boats and pontoons since 1946.