This rugged boat is made primarily for one
thing, and that's to get fish. Her secondary purpose is to get you
there comfortably and she excels on both counts. Her Evinrude 200 will
push her in excess of 35 MPH and easily cruise there, but she still
has some get up and go that will take her to 45 MPH at wide open
throttle. If that isn't enough for you, she is rated at 300 HP. That comfortable ride is brought to you
via an aggressive 21 1/2 degree of deadrise at the transom. She easily
slices through the rollers with no problem. Once you comfortably arrive on fish she
provides you with tow elongated fishboxes built into the cockpit deck,
and there is a nice sized bait well to port, along with a raw - water
washdown. To starboard there is a storage area that can also function
as another bait well. Horizontal rod pockets are below each
gunwale, while the transom splash well has vertical storage for five
rods. Twin pedestal seats allows you and a friend full view of the
helm and everything beyond the bow. There are plenty of vertical
rod-storage capacity. The bow is arranged with dual seats that house
storage compartments on either side of a convenient walkway to the
anchor locker. Welded, recessed aluminum bow rails are standard and
show the detail and concern for building a stout rugged boat..
Rod holders abound in the cockpit.| The
boat's oversized console has a big dashboard that has flush-mounted
electronic units. There is a Lowrance HDS5 fishfinder and
GPS combo. The HDS 5 is from Lowrance’s high definition product line.
The HDS 5 is a very versatile and compact unit that has a relatively
small footprint that is perfect for those looking for a space-saving
multifunction unit. The SolarMax Plus display provides impeccable
images that are crisp and clear in daylight and in low light
conditions with fully adjustable backlighting for the screen and
keypad. An astounding 30,000 watts of power allows the transducer to
penetrate the waters to depths of nearly 5000 feet. With all of that
power in concert with familiar but essential tools like FishSymbol ID,
FishTrack, and Hyperscroll, nothing will be left unnoticed.
The standard Plexiglas windshield is high enough to block the
wind without obscuring vision. The main feature is the compartment in
the console with step-down access on the starboard side.
Brawny construction is another attribute.
She is a tough boat. Angler used CAD engineering and Valspar
high-flex-plus gelcoat. The hull is several layers thick of fiberglass
laminate rolled out by hand. The extra fiberglass adds weight and
strength to the boat. There is also premium gelcoat to ward off stress
cracks. Angler used no wood The hull has limited lifetime warranty.
Angler also adds more foam than is required to their hulls in several
key areas for increased flotation and safety. Another noteworthy construction
characteristic is the separate, dedicated fiberglass enclosure above
the stringer system for the fuel tank. Adding this enclosure keeps the
tank isolated and prevents fuel from coming in contact with seawater
in the bilge. Other extra construction steps, like using double
stainless-steel clamps on the hoses, are more reasons why Angler Boats
are part of many government and law enforcement fleets.
If you're in the market for a center console that's focused on fishing
and value instead of frills,come take a look at this great boat.