The Crestliner 1850 Commander is on its way and will be hitting Aussie shores mid 2012. The Crestliner brand has been shaking up the aluminium boat market with the innovative Fish Hawk and Super Hawk models released 12 months ago and the 1850 Commander is set to follow in their footsteps.
The 1850 Commander, perfectly suited to Australian waters has been designed to maximise aft cockpit space by locating the consoles farther forward and extending the cockpit aft as close to the transom as possible. The room inside this versatile fisher needs to be seen to be believed.
The Commander’s all-welded tongue and groove constructed hull, used on all Crestliner boats, is also one of their deepest at 76 centimetres. Couple this with the near 2.4 meter beam and the endless floor space comes with the added advantage of supreme stability.
The deep roomy cockpit is perfect for near-shore fishing and the high transom ensures that the crew stay safe and dry in difficult conditions.
Practical features abound with a large flat surface for mounting electronics and a tall, heavy-duty, welded windshield, the 1850 Commander sports a tough, utility look and feel. Serious fishing also demands all-condition features and materials, and the Commander delivers with a vinyl interior, toeholds and optional heavy-duty, foul-weather-ready canvas.
The 1850 offers two versatile seating configurations: two pedestal helm seats coupled with two optional inward-facing bench seats with storage, or two pedestal helm seats with a pair of additional pedestal seats located behind the helm seats.
With either configuration, mobility in the cockpit is made easy by removing or folding the seats out of the way.
Fishing onboard the 1850 Commander also easily moves to the bow platform when necessary and up front it includes a 68L aerated and insulated livewell and a bow pedestal seat base is optional.
Crestliner designed the 1850 Commander’s fishing features with versatility and customisation in mind. The standard 7-foot-capacity centre rod locker accepts an optional drop-in fish-box insert. Under-gunnel rod racks line both port and starboard sides of the cockpit, each providing easy-access storage for as many as to five rods up to 9 feet, 6 inches in length.
Capable of handling up to a 150hp, the Commander 1850 has the size and stability to cope with the most demanding of conditions and will deliver it all with comfort and unparalleled ability.