Crestliner 1650 Discovery – Quimby's Cruising Guide

Crestliner 1650 Discovery

This year marks Crestliner’s platinum anniversary, its 70th year of building durable and functional new boats, and in celebration of the milestone, the Missouri-based company has introduced the 1450 and 1650 Discovery.

Both all-welded aluminum models come in either side console or tiller configurations, with the larger of the two, the 1650, available with engines from 25 to 60 horsepower. Key features of this craft include an 11-gallon aerated livewell in the bow, plus three large bow storage compartments with facing double doors and a dedicated battery box. In-floor locking rod storage holds four rods up to 9 feet in length.

“Best-in-class storage by a long shot,” said Christie Bush, Crestliner’s product manager, “including open storage ledges along the sides, maximizing fishing room. There’s also a stern casting deck with storage beneath for portable gas tanks and a redesigned battery compartment.”

The side console model features a helm station with rocker switches, drink holders and phone storage, with an optional gauge package, windscreen and fish finder. The tiller configuration keeps the controls within easy reach at the transom while allowing more room throughout the boat to fish and relax. Both configurations come with two padded, fold-down pedestal seats.

Popular options include under-gunnel bow cargo netting, a custom travel cover and a third deluxe seat for all-day comfort.

Crestliner 1650 Discovery
Length Overall: 16’6”
Beam: 6’8”
Dry Weight (w/o engine): 835 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: Portable
Base Price: $10,417

Author: Brad Kovach is the editor of HeartLand Boating magazine

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