OTSEGO, Minn., March 9, 2016 – Launched at the Bassmaster Classic on March 4th, Crestliner continues to grow its impressive bass boat family with the brand-new PT20. The “PT” stands for Premium Tournament, and everything on this boat—from the engineering, to the technology, to the incredible fishing features—lives up to that designation.
“The PT 20 is a remarkable bass boat with all the bells-and-whistles serious anglers demand, yet they won’t have to break the bank in order to enjoy it,” said Chris Crockett, Crestliner’s program manager.
More than 160 square feet of onboard space includes a massive front fishing deck, and large, comfortable modified bucket seating for two in the helm. The stern and bow decks have an additional Pro fishing seat and adjustable butt seat, respectively, while an optional center seat boasts storage underneath, and easily converts to a step platform. A center rod locker holds 10 rods up to 8 feet, 6 inches, and port and starboard lockers hold gear, or a combined 12 rods up to 8 feet, 6 inches.
Anglers will blast past the competition with a max 200hp engine and 32-gallon fuel tank, and do so confidently thanks to a loaded, easy-access console. Hydraulic steering, a molded instrument panel, 12V power outlet, space for 9-inch flush-mount electronics, multi-function gauges, a windscreen and rotary switch panel come standard. A Boss® stereo with Bluetooth™, and a port console with glovebox and windscreen are optional.
Captains can drive the PT20 similar to automatic car, with both hands on the wheel and their foot on the gas, thanks to an optional Hot Foot™ throttle. Control extends to the bow, which has a control panel with space for 7-inch flush-mount electronics, a 12V power outlet, and trim/nav light switches.
Several onboard innovations set the PT 20 apart from other bass boats. The 45-gallon, dual-lid, aerated stern livewell features a host of industry-leading features, including a timer, divider, insulation for better temperature regulation and Venturi re-circulator with pump-out.
The PT20’s aluminum, all-welded hull features extra-strength extruded ribs and a center-welded extruded full-length keel for unmatched durability. This rugged machine is not only strong, but also stunning. Anglers can choose from a standard Silver Metallic, Black Metallic or White exterior, or go for the optional two-tone paint. Soft gray carpet ensures comfortable casting, while plush seating lets all those onboard unwind on the way back to shore with their trophy catches.“We know the PT20’s looks and features will create some buzz and have people talking,” said Lori Kneeland, Crestliner’s director of marketing. “But this bass boat’s true badge of honor will be the success anglers have every time they hit the water.”