Crestliner VT 17: Video Boat Review

Our video review team over at tested out the Crestliner VT 17, and the video below has since become one of our most-viewed.


Crestliner has been building aluminum boats in Minnesota since 1946, and up in the North Woods it’s earned a reputation for building a really premium-quality fishing boat.

Now this company is making a move to a new market, with a line of modified-vee fishing boats that are more popular in Southern states.

The VT 17 is a 17-foot 7-inch bass boat that’s all welded and all aluminum. There’s not a splinter of wood in this boat to rot. In fact one of the only components of the boat that isn’t aluminum is this nice molded console. There’s plenty of room under this console for even my long legs, and on the dash we’ve got a full set of instruments and a Lowrance X-50 fish locator that’s standard equipment. On the transom this boat comes with a Mercury 60 Fourstroke engine.

Now yesterday we ran this boat in some really rough water. But as you can see it’s a beautiful day today here on Lake of the Ozarks. So we’re gonna go out and see how the boat feels on some smooth water.

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