The Aluminum Boat Guide

Feb. 19, 2012 10:37 PM ET
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Just like the variety of specialty fishing rods and tackle available for various species and conditions, aluminum fishing boats are designed for specific angling requirements. Having lots of choices is great, of course, but it can also make selecting the right aluminum boat more challenging. If you need a bit of professional advise in addition to what this Aluminum Boat Guide provides, all of the companies listed below have full-time Customer Representatives dedicated to answering your questions.

Crestliner fishing boats has prided itself on constructing aluminum boats that are built to last. Beginning in 1946, through leading design, quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, and established value, Crestliner fishing boats has become synonymous with the world's most durable aluminum boats... boats that are simply built right.

Lowe fishing boats was founded in 1971 to build high-value aluminum boats to fit a family's boating needs. Since then, Lowe has developed a notable reputation among experienced boaters for building high quality, fully-featured yet affordable bass and crappie fish boats to suit almost any fishing and boating need. Lowe also builds larger deep-v boats for open water fishing and for watersports like skiing, tubing and wakeboarding.

Since 1948, Lund aluminum boats has become the professional's choice for quality musky fishing boats and walleye fishing boats. Their fit, finish and attention to detail is unparalleled in the deep-v market. Experienced anglers know that when they are out in rough, big water they can count on their Lund for superior performance and safety.Lund also carries a full line of hunting and Jon boats.

The acknowledged leader in Canada since 1954, and emerging in the US, Princecraft's mission is to create unparalleled experiences on the water for fishing enthusiasts with "professionally rigged and ready packages" of aluminum fishing boats backed by the promise of years of trouble-free boating. These sleek, well-designed fishing boats are sold in many configurations from small fishing boats to large open water fish boats.

The most important element in the boating lifestyle, of course, is the boat itself. It's going to be the platform from which you launch every special activity, from fishing tournaments to casual weekend fishing adventures. There are a variety of aluminum fishing boats from which to choose, so once you've decided to buy one, you face the next big decision: What boat is right for you and your family?
To best answer that question, you need to consider how you plan to use the boat. Do you hope to do some fishing while the family sunbathes and explores the beach? Would you like to go camping? Are you interested in watersports, such as waterskiing and wakeboarding and need a therefore fish & ski boat? Discuss these questions with your partner and the rest of your family, and then take a look at the many quality boats on the market. Do a little research, ask neighbors, visit dealerships and talk to other boaters and fisherman. They can provide suggestions for models you might want to consider based on the features and amenities you desire in quality fish boats from Crestliner, Lowe, Lund, and Princecraft.x

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