Big Features, Big Water, Big Fish – Quimby's Cruising Guide

Big Features, Big Water, Big Fish

Alumacraft Voyageur 175

The Voyageur 175 is an all-new boat available in tiller, “CS” side-console and “Sport” dual-console configurations (pictured). Each model shares a large, open cockpit and deep-V aluminum hull for rugged performance in larger waters. Other highlights include a big bow storage platform, built-in cooler, 19-gallon aerated livewell with timer and light, and port and starboard rod storage.

Crestliner 2200 Bay

Built to go into intracoastal waters, the 2200 Bay has an all-welded, deep-V aluminum hull and a fiberglass center console with space for 9-inch electronics. Key features include a 30-gallon aerated livewell in the stern, 16-gallon aerated livewell in front of the console, port and starboard rod/gear lockers, and aft jump seats with storage beneath. Add the premium leaning post option for a removable backrest, four rocket launchers and fold-down footrest.

G3 18 Bay DLX

Continuing the bay boat trend, G3 has launched the new 18 Bay DLX with all-welded, all-aluminum hull and coastal fishing amenities. Two livewells, twin bow and stern storage compartments and large fishing platforms with padded seating provide versatility and comfort. The 30-gallon fuel capacity allows you to cruise at 25 mph and cover 250 miles of fishing range with a Yamaha F115.

Lowe 22 Bay

The all-new 22 Bay has a super-wide, deep-V bottom for enhanced stability as well as a self-bailing cockpit and 25-inch-tall transom — nice features for larger waters. Amenities like a 30-gallon aerated livewell, recessed bow cooler, pro-style console with leaning post, aft jump seats and two rod/gear lockers are standard. The 41-gallon fuel tank lets you stay out longer and is centered in the boat for better balance.

Lund 2075 Tyee Magnum

This boat was built for big water and big fish, with a large cockpit that allows seating for up to nine people. The 2075 Tyee Magnum runs on Lund’s proprietary IPS2 aluminum hull for a fast, high, smooth ride and has a 50-gallon fuel capacity for great range. Flip-up rear seats, port and starboard rod/gear lockers, an aerated rear livewell and large bow with storage are a few of the notable features.


The multi-species NITRO ZV 21 aims to bring the performance fiberglass bass boat heritage to a new group of anglers. Its deep-V hull and enhanced dimensions are made for bigger waters, and it comes ready to please walleye, pike and muskie anglers alike with a multi-level center rod locker, aerated lift-out bait buckets, heavy-duty trolling rails and Minn Kota trolling motor. It also features a long, 26-gallon livewell to accommodate big walleye.

Polar Kraft Outlander 186 CC

Responding to a growing demand for aluminum center consoles, Polar Kraft has introduced the Outlander 186 CC. The versatile fishing and hunting machine has a 92-inch beam, allowing plenty of room to move around the helm, as well as an elevated forward casting platform, lockable storage for tackle and rods, easy-step extruded gunwales, standard Lowrance X-4 fishfinder, and a custom trailer with LED lights and radials.

Ranger VS1780

The first model in Ranger’s aluminum deep-V series, the VS1780 has an all-welded hull with foam flotation for added stability and quiet running. Inside, it features a fiberglass console with room for a complement of gauges and flush-mounted electronics. There’s a variety of lockable storage options, including center rod storage forward and in the portside gunnel, plus a livewell forward and an additional livewell at the stern.

Tracker Grizzly 1654 Sportsman

Crafted with hunting and fishing in mind, this boat has raised fore and aft decks to provide clear sightlines while casting, as well as port and starboard rod lockers that double as gun boxes. For hunting, the accessory-mounting system in the gunnels can accept optional blinds to keep you hidden. The 1654 Sportsman has a modified-V hull for a smoother ride than a flat-bottomed boat and tough, all-welded hull.

Triton 21 TRX

Measuring 21 feet long and rated for up to 300 hp, this fiberglass bass boat was developed to give anglers a smoother, faster ride to the bite. A bow panel accepts flush-mounted electronics up to 12 inches and incorporates an organizer for pliers and baits. The 21 TRX has a 20-percent larger front deck area, with room to stow 24 rods underneath, and a 45-percent larger insulated ice chest.

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