The year is off to an exciting start for the marine industry, and a few manufacturers have already debuted some amazing new angler boats for 2020. Here’s a look at a few of them.
Lund 1650 Angler SS (Side Steering)
With a 5-person capacity the new 1650 Angler from Lund is targeted at first-time boat buyers and those looking to get into angling. With an aggressive entry price of $14,897, this boat comes standard with a 50 HP Mercury engine and a ShoreLand’r trailer. Lund has a rich tradition of building high-quality fishing boats that have always been on the forefront of fishing innovation and new product features.
The 1650 has a surprisingly wide 80″ beam for vessel of this seize, which allows space to be maximized for cockpit seating and rod lockers. The lockers can hold rods up to 8’9″ and the bow storage compartments can hold a ton of tackle and gear, along with a 16-gallon livewell up in the bow. The 1650 Angler comes in five different colors: red, blue, black, grey and white.
Northcoast 255 Cabin
Northcoast has been paying attention to what its customers have been saying, and have come to the table with their next new model in 2020. The new 235 has comfortable accommodations for two along with a private head, sink and wide cockpit to fight big fish. There’s also a walk-through transom door for easy access when pulling in those fish, or boarding on and off at the dock
The top speed of the new 235 Cabin is 56 miles per hour, giving you plenty of available power to get out to the fishing grounds quickly! And she can handle the chop, designed for seaworthiness both inshore and offshore. The 235 has a capacity of 159 gallons, cruises at 25 MPH with 12.9 GPH and a conservative range of 268 nautical miles.
Also standard are two 139 quart macerated in-deck Fish boxes, self-draining deck, 26 gallon transom Blue lighted Live Well, 105 quart transom storage box, 2 tackle storage bins, and drawers, 113 quart insulated cooler under the portside seat, cubbies for wallets and 12volt USB adapters, and a helm with room for two 12” touch screens. Opening windshields, and side windows let fresh air abound with windshield wipers port and starboard.
If you’re looking to fish the flats in shallow water the new 26XO from Regulator fits the bill perfectly. This is the first model in the XO series from Regulator and it is a spacious center console with ample storage and tons of fishing and lifestyle amenities. With a length of 26’9″, 9’3″ beam and a draft of only 1’2″ she is well-suited for inshore fishing and angling in shallow water.
For anglers looking to prowl shallows but who also want to have the ability to go offshore fishing occasionally when needed, the Caymas 28HB hybrid bay boat is a great option. She is certainly capable of handling big seas should the need arise, and comes with some great inshore fishing features that every angler will appreciate. The 35 gallon livewell comes with LED lights and an 800 GPH pump plus it has a gasket and drained recess to prevent spilling over. The bow area is comfortable for lounging or casting and the the double-step hull design reduces the drag and increases efficiency in the water. With a 9-foot 4-inch beam she can easily cruise in some chop and has a top speed of 50 MPH at full throttle in good conditions!