1. Present-day manufacturers of Bass Fishing Boats - Ranger Boats - Nitro - Triton
Ranger Boats manufacture the Z Commanche® VX/VS Series & Intracoastal series of performance fishing machines - The Ranger 170VS offers a affordable package that's loaded with features, lockable storage space, and measures in at 17'. The Z520 Comanche® offers comfort, generous with space, and loaded with fishability features - measures in at 20'9" overall and fitted with a choice of engine (200 - 250 Hp). And the 188 Intracostal is designed to offer a blend of salt to freshwater angling for a smooth, dry ride - measures in at 18'8" overall with a abundance of deck space. Official site: www.rangerboats.com
Nitro manufacture the X-Series & Z-Series of Performance Bass Boats - The 2009 models include the X-4 tournament-proven with ready-to-fish performance, power, and fully-loaded with features - measures in at 17'4" and comes with a Mercury 50 ELPTO engine & custom-matched trailer. And the NITRO Z-8 offers the perfect balance of size, power, and professional-level features to accommodate the serious angler - this spacious craft measures in at 20'1" and mounted with a MotorGuide® 24V trolling motor. Official site: www.nitro.com
Triton manufacture the X3 & X2, HP Series & Explorer Series of Tournament Bass Boats - The Triton 20X3 Pro SC offers state-of-the-art fishability with superior performance and the ideal dimensions - measures in at 20'9" and can be mounted with a 175 - 250 hp engine. The 2009 21HP is a high-performance bass boat that's generous with deck & storage space and angling features to accommodate the series competitor. And the 19 Explorer is the perfect fishing machine for the weekend angler, there's adequate space to hold all the gear and fishes great - the exciting tournament rig measures in at 19'6 and MotorGuide 24V trolling motor. Official site: www.tritonboats.com
A new Bass fishing boat costs in the region of $14,995 - $54,495 (2011 Prices) - Bass boats are available in a multitude of features, such as: Spacious casting decks - MotorGuide® trolling motor - Lowrance® fish finder - Aerated livewells - Floor-mounted fishing seats - Oversized lockers & storage boxes - Lowrance depth finder. Visit the Official sites to view: Galleries - Floor Plans - Specifications - Standard Features - Options - Prices.
2. Aluminum vs Fiberglass Bass Boats -
Aluminum constructed boats are more affordable and fine to fish in freshwater. The hull will ding if it strikes a hard object. A small dent isn't too difficult to repair for someone with the basic skills and knowledge. Although it can be more difficult to repair the hull's shape were a large ding is noticeable. Aluminum hulled boats are easier to construct, and therefore keeps down the build costs, and offers the durability factor - with the welded aluminum boats the toughest around.
The latest fiberglass models are constructed with no wood and contains a floating material in the shape of plastic foam - this offers stability and buoyancy. A lot of fiberglass boats were built with wood in strategic areas to offer additional strength, such as the transom, deck and flooring. Fiberglass can make a extremely flexible, strong boat building material. A moderately sized gouge, hole or fracture can often be repaired to appear like new with the ideal tools to hand. Fiberglass offers the manufacture more flexibility in the molded hull design and shape. And a fiberglass boat offers a quieter, more stable ride.