Crestliner debuts new 2017 fishing models

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Crestliner Boats said it is significantly expanding its portfolio with the addition of several deep-vee and mod-vee fishing models, the introduction of a new pontoon light and redesigns to four of its fishing boats.

"We couldn't be more excited to reveal these wide-ranging new models for 2017," said Crestliner president Eric Hendrickson in a statement. "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-vee 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 ample storage space and in-floor rod storage for rods as much as 7 feet, 6 inches long.

The Commander Elite series, with 2050 and 1850 models, has a 94-inch beam, a 30-inch cockpit and a space-saving transom.

On the mod-vee side, Crestliner introduced the new PT18 and the VTC series. The PT18, which joins its sibling PT20, is a tournament bass boat with a large bow casting deck. It has a recessed trolling motor foot control and three in-deck storage lockers for rods and gear. It also comes equipped with a 33-gallon aerated live well with pumpout.

The VTC series, a crappie rig with spacious bow and stern casting decks, comes in lengths of 19, 18 and 17 feet.

"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."

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