Bombardier Recreational Products have introduced the 2022 lineups for its Manitou and Alumacraft brands, with updates that include more power, unique hull designs and more deck and storage space to their respective pontoon and fishing-boat fleets.
According to the announcement, Manitou’s XT and LX models are now certified with a maximum 900-hp rating and will be equipped with its Manitou V-Toon hull. The boats have a third tube bolted to the deck of its pontoon and this positioning, along with positive angle lifting strakes, provides the exact degree of deadrise and water displacement needed to simulate a standard v-hull, the company said — adding stability and handling characteristics that are appropriate for the higher horsepower engines.
Manitou owners can add Mercury’s VesselView display, which monitors engine data and accesses select SmartCraft engine controls on a digital interface. Merc’s Joystick Piloting for Outboards is also an option.
The 2022 Manitou Aurora LE Premium Package features additional LED lighting, as well as top-of-the-line Fusion stereo components. The company also refreshed its color schemes on models Aurora LE, LX and XT. See the company’s website for more.
Alumacraft announced that it has redesigned the bow deck on its Pro Series bass boats to include rod storage compartments holding rods up to eight feet. In addition, its side storage compartments are now 25 percent larger; two tackle-storage areas were added as well.
Seating was also optimized for 2022 models, with the shape, density and positioning of all seats improved to provide better all-day comfort. The cockpit seats provide more upper-back support, and the shape of the casting seat was changed to eliminate pressure points.