Overview: Princecraft’s latest fishing boat designed for the hard-core anglers among us.
Concept: Offer multiple (full windshield or side console) lay-outs in a boat designed with gobs of fishing features.
- 5052 H-36 aluminum hull plating, which is doubled at the bow and along the chines.
-Deck is constructed from pressure-treated ply covered in vinyl.
-High-gloss Urethane paint looks as sharp as a fiberglass boat’s finish.
|Fuel capacity||20 gal|
-Cleats are nylon, and PrinceTrak extruded aluminum allows for mounting accessories on the gunwale.
-Plastic glove box hatch should be beefed-up or replaced.
-Steering system is no-feedback.
-Our test boat’s 115 four-stroke provided plenty of pep, with a top-end of 46.9-mph and a cruise of over 30-mph.
- Peak efficiency of 7.3 mpg comes at a fairly fast cruise, of 27.7 mph.
-Banks into turns, and throws little to no spray when hitting boat wakes, even at high speeds.
|Test conditions: Five knot breeze, calm water, one person onboard.
Fuel consumption figures are approximate.
|Power||115-hp Mercury four-stroke outboard with 12 1/8” x 17” 4-bladed aluminum prop|
-Six seat bases between the aft deck, cockpit, and forward deck, mean that you can fish from anywhere on the boat.
-Livewell holds a whopping 34 gallons, has a removable divider, and has an anti-spill hatch cover.
-Rod stowage box can hold rods up to seven feet long.
-The boat comes pre-rigged for a trolling motor and up to three trolling motor battery holders, plus a transom transducer mounting plate.
-With an as-tested MSRP of about $25,000, this boat is priced well below much of the competition.