By: Scott Way
Lund Boats has announced the return of the beloved Fisherman Series after a 12 year hiatus. The new lineup will incorporate Lund's veritable IPS hull albeit with a modern redesign including a deeper deadrise and wider beam for a smoother ride with increased stability. The reimagined lineup will include two models -- the 1875 and the 2075.
From Lenn Scholz, president of Lund Boats, “(w)e couldn’t be more thrilled to reintroduce the Fisherman after 12-years and are excited for the return. Using consumer feedback and requests, we designed the Fisherman to directly reflect the needs of big water anglers.”
The Fisherman lineup will, not surprisingly, put the needs and desires of hardcore big-water anglers at the forefront. Originally designed for big water fishing for salmon, trout, and walleye in places like the Great Lakes or the Pacific Northwest, the redesigned IPS hull provide even better big water performance in chop, as well as a number of interior features will cater to those getting serious in serious water. A larger cockpit with a sizeable 29" depth and seating for up to six will increase available workspace, and the cockpit will also include two aft-deck flip seats, side and center rod storage, wide gunnels for mounting downriggers, and Lund's signature SportTrak along the inside of the gunnel perimeter provides easy access for mounting accessories. The IPS twin-plated aluminum hull will match the characteristics from one of Lund's other major lines, the Tyee series.
The new Fisherman will offer Mercury power for the Brunswick owned brand (who also own Mercury Marine). Outboard power will be available from 115-200 horsepower with Mercury's reliable performance. The Fisherman 1875 will carry a 32 gal (145 litre) fuel tank, while the 2075 will carry a 40 gal (182 liter) tank.
You can get the first look at the new Fisherman series in the video below: