Crestliner is expanding its portfolio with the addition of a new pontoon line,and redesigns to four of its fishing boats. The company says these additions and upgrades continue to build on Crestliner's 70-plus-year reputation for delivering premium boats.
"We couldn't be more excited to reveal these wide-ranging new models for 2017," said 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 new 2050 Commander and the new Commander Elite series. The 2050 Commander features more than 20 feet of onboard space, with in-floor rod storage for rods up to 7 feet, 6 inches long. An all-welded hull and heavy-duty windshield keep anglers comfortable and dry in rough waters. The Commander Elite series, with a 2050 model and an 1850 model, includes a 94-inch beam and 30-inch cockpit depth and Space Saving Transom. 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. Other features include a fully sealed walk-through windshield and an optional heavy-duty full enclosure to protect from the elements.
On the mod-V side, Crestliner introduces the new PT18 and the VTC series. The PT18, which joins its sibling the PT20, is a tournament bass boat designed to give anglers a competitive advantage. A huge bow casting deck features a recessed trolling motor foot control and three in-deck storage lockers for rods and gear. A 33-gallon aerated livewell with pump-out is built to keep fish alive longer, and 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. Other features include three bow pedestal seat bases and a console that includes black sterling gauges, a switch panel, a Lowrance fishfinder and more.
"These new fishing models enhance the fishing experience in every way," Crestliner Product Manager Jake Mirabal said. "You can get out on the water with more confidence, stay out longer and compete at a higher level due to the thoughtful design and fishing-friendly features we've built in."
Crestliner has also introduced the Rally pontoon. The Rally features reinforced tubes, torsion-control riser brackets and crossmembers. 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 & Cruise, and Fish.
"The Rally pontoon, while quite different from our deep-V and mod-V boats, is unmistakably Crestliner," Mirabal said. "We look forward to giving customers a new option for getting on the water that guarantees them the same superior construction and reliability as our aluminum fishing boats."
Crestliner is also ushering 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 are designed to 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.
"Crestliner has really hit the mark with the introduction of these innovative boats and upgrades," Hendrickson said. "These models push the envelope in many ways, while remaining true to Crestliner's spirit of quality and durability. We are confident that 2017 is going to be a fantastic year."
For more information, visit www.crestliner.com.