OTSEGO, Minn. – Crestliner has introduced six new fishing boats for 2015, relying on consumer-research insights.
"We're thrilled to share the result of significant research, design and heart the Crestliner team has put into crafting models that live up to our rich heritage," said Crestliner President Cecil Cohn. "The brand is quickly gaining serious momentum in the marketplace as our product portfolio now provides a comprehensive offering to anglers of all varieties. We've never been forged with more strength!"
Included in the new Crestliner models are the new 2050 and 2250 Authority. This series was purpose-built to take on the big waters in harsh conditions and amid dramatic fish fights. The models come with a wrap-around console, lockable rod storage up to nine feet and an elevated 20-gallon insulated livewell.
Crestliner also added to its Fish Hawk family with the 1950 Fish Hawk. This multi-species boat was designed with the angler in mind and includes an all-welded hull, bow casting platform, nine-foot lockable rod storage and optional 57-inch muskie livewell.
"When we began working on the new 1950 Fish Hawk, we decided to enhance the features our pros believe make the model so sought after," said Crestliner Product Manager Christine Bush. "We listened. We enhanced what was working and applied our findings to this larger format. The all-new 1950 Fish Hawk is designed by fishermen who require function and performance."
Crestliner announced the addition of the 2000 Intruder in January 2015. This 20-foot fishing boat comes with lockable rod storage, large bow and stern platforms, pro fishing seats build with comfort in mind and an 80-gallon livewell.
This year's market ushers in Crestliner's all-new VT18 and TC17. These models are members of Crestliner's high-volume bass and crappie segment. Their wide-beam design carries all the way to the bow, creating raised bow and stern casting decks ideal for the bass or crappie angler. The models also include oversized, well-placed rod storage.
"We're experiencing tremendous growth in the southern market in response to Crestliner's diverse southern fishing boats," Lori Kneeland, marketing manager, explains. "As we surge in the South, it is Crestliner's durability and design, combined with our partnership with some of the strongest dealers in the South, that allow anglers to navigate southern waterways with confidence and precision."