2013 is starting off bigger and better than ever with four all-new Super Hawk models in
the Crestliner family—the 1650, 1750, 1850 (replacing the 1800) and 1950.
Boaters of all kind have long loved Super Hawks for their versatility. So however you
relax on the water you can be sure there’s a model fit for your lifestyle. Increased cockpit
space and amenities like auto-style console design, taller freeboards and deep-welled bow
storage make the 2013 Super Hawk lineup our strongest ever.
Bottom line: If you’re looking for a boat with superior recreation and fishing capabilities
and famous Crestliner comfort, the Super Hawk should figure high on your list.
Until now, having a fully-customized boat built exactly to fit your needs and style was the territory of big yachts and bigger budgets. Not anymore. Not since Crestliner introduced the Build Your Boat tool on Crestliner.com. It’s the new way to take 100% control of selecting, building and configuring the boat of your dreams.
The tool walks you through every step of building the boat, from seating configuration to motor options all the way down to fishing and recreation essentials. If you can dream it, we can build it.
Ready to see what your perfect boat could be? Check out the Build Your Boat tool now.
Anglers have come to expect a lot from our Storm series. And rightfully so. With its
rock-solid ride and legendary mod-v fishability, the Storm Series has always been a go-
to for those demanding performance and proven design. With the introduction of the all-
new 2013 Storm 17 we’re happy to report the bar has been raised.
More storage space, more casting room and better casting views—and that’s just the
bow. Moving back, there’s the large 22-gallon livewell that makes access a breeze. At the
stern, we’ve integrated a new permanent fuel tank and deluxe padded seats.
Bottom line: The new Storm 17’ has evolved in all the right ways, making it an attractive
mod-v choice for those looking for the perfect combination of functionality, storage and
All-new for 2013, the Sportsman Series has been redesigned from the keel up to match
the fishing needs—and budgets—of boaters everywhere. Available in 12-, 14- and 16-
foot lengths, we’ve improved these dependable, easy-handling boats with features every
boater can appreciate.
Seating and storage are huge factors when considering a boat. That’s why the 2013
Sportsman Models have more seating and storage options than ever. When it comes to
performance, we even redesigned the fully-welded hull with full-length strakes to give
you better performance and a drier ride.
Bottom line: With a slew of new performance and comfort features, the Sportsman has
never been a better option for those who expect a little bit more our of their boat and
If you’re an ice fisherman, you’ve been itching to get back out on the ice ever since your favorite honey hole opened up last spring. And we can’t blame you. But remember, safety is key. So it’s important to keep these tips in mind while ice fishing—especially during early or late ice:
- Regardless of what you’ve heard, naturally occurring ice is never 100% safe.
- Don’t venture out alone. If possible, fish with a buddy.
- For foot travel, 4” of ice or greater is recommended.
- For snowmobile or ATV use, 5” of ice or greater is recommended.
- For a car or small SUV, 8–12” of ice is recommended.
- For a mid-sized truck, 12–15” of ice is recommended.
- If traveling on foot, wear a life jacket. (Due not, however, wear one when traveling in an enclosed vehicle.)
- Crampons add much-needed traction to footwear.
- Carry an ice chisel and test the ice before every step you take.
- Keep a pair of ice picks at the ready.
- Pack a whistle and a throw rope for emergency situations.
- If traveling in an enclosed vehicle, remove your seat belt and keep your window rolled down.
No fish—no matter the size—is worth risking your safety. So make sure you have the proper safety equipment before taking to the ice. Now with that said, here’s to a safe and successful ice fishing season!
We’re not fond of bearing bad news, but for many of us, the open-water fishing season has come to a close. The good news? From the looks of the Trumped photos that were submitted, we’d say it’s been a pretty great season.
Before you start packing away all of your gear, it’s important you take good care of your boat. Properly winterizing your boat is by far the best thing you can do before heading into next season.
That’s why our buddies at Popular Mechanics created this simple step-by-step guide that’ll ensure you and your fishing boat will be primed and ready come the opener.
Have you heard about this whopper of a fish story? According to sources, a South Carolina man caught a red drum (redfish) from the comforts of his home—his couch to be exact. Yes, his couch. And while watching college football. Pretty incredible stuff.
You can catch the full story here.
When Curt Plzak reeled in a 41.5-inch pike during his Ontario vacation last July, he quickly noticed it was the biggest fish he had evercaught. Little did he know it would generate even more excitement come September.
On Sept. 17, Crestliner Boats President Ben Cast selected Plzak’s name in the grand prize drawing of the Trumped Online Fishing tournament – its second annual contest. Plzak secured his spot in the drawing when his pike earned 2nd place on the leaderboard in August, and stayed there through the end of the tournament.
Plzak’s name was selected from a pool of 40 names, comprised of the top five anglers on each leaderboard for walleye, pike, bass and crappie, taken from both halves of the the 123-day competition. The random drawing was performed by pulling one lure from 40 that were placed in the filled livewell of a 1650 Fish Hawk. Each lure had a number that corresponded
with one of the 40 finalists.
Plzak chose a new Crestliner 16 Kodiak Side Console with a Mercury 25EL 4-Stroke and a ShoreLand’r CRV15AL Black Bunk Trailer – not a typical vacation “souvenir”, but he’s not complaining!
For the fifth year in a row, Crestliner has been recognized for excellence in customer satisfaction and the pursuit of continuous improvement with a Marine Industry CSI Recognition Award, given by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). This prestigious award honors boat builders whose customer-satisfaction scores, based on independent surveys of all their new boat customers, are among the best in the industry.
Based on a program survey of more than 32,000 consumers across the industry, Crestliner received the 2012 NMMA CSI Recognition Award in the category of Aluminum Outboard Boats. A total of 41 boat and engine manufacturers were recognized across all categories.
“We at Crestliner couldn’t be more proud of our five consecutive CSI Awards,” said Lori Kneeland, Crestliner’s marketing manager. “We strive to deliver products that are ‘Built Right’ for our customers and their boating lifestyles. This honor is an ongoing testament to the success of those efforts. We also share this award with our outstanding network of dealers, whose tireless service contributes greatly to customer loyalty and support.”
Crestliner will be recognized along with other award recipients at the 2012 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 2 – 4, 2012. As the official NMMA release notes:
“The Marine Industry CSI Awards program honors participating manufacturers that actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve the customer. Award recipients achieved and maintained an independently-measured standard of excellence of 90 percent or higher in customer satisfaction over the past year, based on information provided by customers purchasing a new boat or engine during the period between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012.”
Crestliner had the opportunity to spend time with our amazing dealer network this week at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, MN! It was a great opportunity to spend time together, test product, and get excited for the upcoming model year! Be sure to check out the video link below to see all of the action!
2012 Crestliner Dealer Celebration Recap Video