Buyer's Guide 2003 - Boats

The best walleye, bass and duck boats.

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1. Tracker | Tundra Walleye Boat
Tracker's Tundra 21 Dual Console has all the performance characteristics of a fiberglass walleye boat on a lightweight formed-aluminum frame, so you won't need a V-12 to tow it. Plus, it has all the bells and whistles of a tournament bass boat: aerated live wells, fishfinder, trolling motor¿¿¿the works. The standard package comes with a Mercury 200 XL engine and a trailer._ $27,600; 888-487-2253; www.trackerboats.com_

2. Lund | 2025 Pro-V Magnum Bass Boat
Lund's deep-V hull has always been considered one of the safest and most stable rides on the water, and now it's even better. The 2025 Pro-V Magnum bass boat sports a new Integrated Power Strake 2 Hull, which features a deepened V and additional strakes. To you, that means less spray, a smoother ride, and better control of the craft when fishing rough waters. $18,787¿¿¿$20,680; 218-385-2235; www.lundboats.com

3. War Eagle | 860 Duck Boats
The official boat of Ducks Unlimited, the War Eagle is built to take a beating. The 860 series of center-console 18-footers are constructed with welded heavy-gauge aluminum that bangs through flooded timber without a ding. Add one of six camo paint patterns and some smart accessories (collapsible duck blind, Lab step) and you've got a tricked-out waterfowl machine. $14,000; 870-367-1554; www.wareagleboats.com

4. SeaArk | Cast & Blast 150
The SeaArk Cast & Blast 150 is set up as a combination duck-hunting and fishing vessel that's comfortable for up to four people. This 15-foot aluminum utility player has a gun/rod storage box, an 11-gallon aerated live well, and wiring for a depthfinder, GPS, and spotlights. At a width of 4 feet, it's a stable platform for standing shooters._ $4,102; 870-367-5317; www.seaark.com_