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Similar boat to a Crestliner Sportfish?

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I am in the market for a new (used) boat and would like a fish and ski combo like a Crestliner Sportfish. I want to be able to fish comfortably (mainly bass and muskies) but I also need it to be comfortable for my wife and kids for pleasure cruises. I like the Sportfish because of the conversion bench in the back and the conversion bow. Are there any other boats out there similar to the Sportfish that I can look in to? Crestliner also has a new Superhawk but it only has a couple of jump seats in the back. It looks like a better boat for fishing but I have to compromise with the wife a little bit! I'm looking for a 2003 or newer model in the $15,000-25,000 range. Thanks for any input.

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Crestliner Superhawk or Mirage (stripped versions of the sportfish)

Alumacraft Trophy

Lund Fisherman

Ranger Reatta

Stratos 386XF

Having owned two of the above listed boats I would suggest not getting too hung up on the bow seating. We have two little kids and rarely use it - and it will KILL your rod storage. A lot of different boats have the jump seats in back and the fold up rear bench (which is great) can be added to a lot of boats as well.

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My friend just got a 1775 Lund impact sport new for 23000. htey are a great boat. I have saw a few used for around 16-1800. great layout for both fishing and family

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I own a Lund Prosport 1675, 115HP rated. Mine is a 2002 model year. I believe it is very similar to the Crestliner Sportfish.

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The Super Hawk has a conversion bench in the back as well as an available option. Honestly, you are going to find it hard to find a Sportfish or Super Hawk used. When one hits the ads, it is snapped up quickly. I really believe that they are both the best Fish-Ski family boat around. I think more aren't sold because they are usually sitting on the same floor as the Lunds and people get talked into going for the Lund.

Also, the one downside to the conversion bench in the back is that in order to fold it down to expand the rear deck, you have to remove the rear floor pedestal seats first. So that could get annoying depending upon how you typically set up the seats.

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Tracker Pro Guide Combo. Lots of room and great Family boat to boot. LOVE the jump seats. Lots of storage too. My Vote. Good luck

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I ended up getting a 2004 1850 Lund Fisherman with a 150 Honda 4 stroke. I also lucked into a 24V 80 lb. thrust Minnkota bow mount, 2 batteries and a 2 bank charger for $500. On top of that I got basic depth finder for free to hold me over until I can find a decent depth finder/GPS unit.

Bring on open water!

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I have the 2006 w/150 Yamaha. If its the boat I think it is I have the same color scheme too. I tried to steer some friends to it but the price was a little to rich for them at this time.

I try to add a few thing to it each year. This year it's the sonic hub and bow cargo nets.

Have fun with it.

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