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2014 Princecraft Nanook

The Princecraft Nanook is a boat for serious anglers.



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.

Construction:
- 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.






























Specifications
Length16'6"
Beam7'3"
Max DraftNA
DeadriseNA
Displacement991
Fuel capacity20 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.

Performance:
-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.

Handling:
-Banks into turns, and throws little to no spray when hitting boat wakes, even at high speeds.





























































Performance Data
Test conditions: Five knot breeze, calm water, one person onboard.
Fuel consumption figures are approximate.
RPMMPHGPHMPG
10004.00.410.0
20006.91.35.3
300017.52.57.0
400027.73.87.3
500036.16.65.5
600043.810.44.2
620046.910.64.4
Power115-hp Mercury four-stroke outboard with 12 1/8” x 17” 4-bladed aluminum prop

Unique features:
-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.

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