Illinois, U.S.A., Jan 19, 2012 (Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Little Falls, Minn., Jan. 19, 2012 - Big water and aggressive fish are no match for the latest addition to Crestliner's ultra-rugged, Built Right line-up, the all-new 1850 Commander. The Commander rides on a newly designed hull that offers the depth and stability to remain rock-solid and reliable in the harshest conditions and amid the most dramatic fish fights.
The all-new 1850 Commander's aluminum hull maximizes aft cockpit space by locating the consoles farther forward and extending the cockpit aft as close to the transom as possible. The all-welded Commander hull is also one of Crestliner's deepest; as four inches have been added to the hull sidewalls to achieve a side hull height of 33 inches and an impressive 30-inch cockpit depth. The 1850 Commander's massive 94-inch beam promotes interior real estate and provides supreme stability.
"The weather doesn't always cooperate when you want to go fishing," said Ben Cast, president of Crestliner. "The 1850 Commander is our answer to the worst that Mother Nature can muster. A deep, roomy cockpit and high transom ensure that the crew stays safe and dry in big water."
Crestliner's Built Right aluminum construction is carried through to the practical, no-nonsense console, which features a large flat surface for mounting electronics and a narrow front-back profile to maximize cockpit space, while still providing enough room for 24-volt battery storage beneath. Along with the tall, heavy-duty, welded windshield, the 1850 Commander sports a tough, utility look and feel. Serious fishing also demands all-condition features and materials, and the Commander delivers with a vinyl interior, toeholds and optional heavy-duty, foul-weather-ready canvas.
The 1850 offers two versatile seating configurations: two pedestal helm seats coupled with two optional inward-facing bench seats with storage, or two pedestal helm seats with a pair of additional pedestal seats located behind the helm seats. With either configuration, mobility in the cockpit is made easy.
Fishing onboard the 1850 Commander easily moves to the bow platform when necessary. A 40-inch aerated and insulated livewell is located in the floor of the bow platform, and a bow pedestal seat base is optional.
Crestliner designed the 1850 Commander's fishing features with versatility and customization in mind. The standard 7-foot-capacity center rod locker accepts an optional drop-in fishbox insert. Under-gunnel rod racks line both port and starboard cockpit, each providing easy-access storage for as many as five rods up to 9 feet, 6 inches in length. The splash pan's top edge is flush with the 1850's extra-tall gunnels, which promotes a dry ride even when back-trolling, and its starboard side features a storage compartment beneath and a cutting board with drain hole. The starboard splash pan is also the site of an optional washdown system, which makes it easy to clean the outboard engine and other surfaces after a successful day on the water. Crestliner has custom-engineered optional downrigger gunnel brackets to snugly fit the 1850 Commander for easy mounting. And thanks to the standard 25-inch transom height, the 1850 Commander accommodates 25-inch kicker motors and outboard power up to 150 hp.
For more highlights and features of the 2012 models, go to www.crestliner.com or visit your local Crestliner dealer.
About Crestliner Boats
Located in Little Falls, Minn., Crestliner celebrates over 65 years in business and traces its origins to the Aluminum Boat Company that came to life within the walls of an airplane hanger back in 1946. The company's unparalleled commitment to premium boats is reflected in outstanding durability, superior welded construction and exceptional performance that enhance all the consumer's boating activities. A testament to our quality craftsmanship, Crestliner has received the CSI Award of Excellence in Customer Satisfaction for Aluminum Outboard Boats for the fourth consecutive year. Learn more about Crestliner and its line of boats by visiting http://www.crestliner.com.
Crestliner is a division of Brunswick Corporation, a leader in the recreational marine industry. Learn more at http://www.brunswick.com
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