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Since 1954, Princecraft has been building upon a foundation of the highest-quality aluminum boats. The company’s mission is to create unparalleled experiences on the water for ﬁshing and boating enthusiasts with “professionally rigged and ready” packages of aluminum ﬁshing boats, pontoon boats and deck boats. The aluminum ﬁshing and pontoon boats featured here are a sample of Princecraft’s lineup for 2011.
Like all Princecraft boats, the models proﬁled here are covered by a transferable lifetime limited warranty on many items. The boats’ design and construction are certiﬁ ed by the Canadian Coast Guard and the National Marine Manufacturers Association.
Platinum SE 186
The meticulously designed Platinum SE 186 delivers maximum performance, comfort and amenities.
Built of 5052-H36 aluminum alloy, the Platinum SE 186 features a double reverse chine hull design and has twin plating at the chine as well as from bow to mid-ship. The dark beige metallic hull has black accents.
The bow raised casting platform has an anchor storage compartment, ice chest, electric-ﬁll aerated livewell, cargo net and removable bow casting deck insert with ﬂoor base, while the aft raised casting platform has two fold-down jump seats, an electric-ﬁll aerated livewell, a pedestal seat mount ﬂoor base, cargo net and battery and gear storage compartments.
The model comes equipped with a Lowrance X-52 ﬁsh/depth ﬁnder with water temperature, gimbal brackets and swivel adaptor, an in-ﬂoor large, lockable rod organizer, two lockable side panel storage compartments, thermoformed side panel with integrated speakers and storage, and a 12V or 24V deluxe bow trolling motor panel with plug, receptacle, voltmeter, tilt switch and wiring harness.
The Mercury SmartCraft’s instrumentation includes a tachometer, speedometer and trim gauges, and additional features include an automatic electric bilge pump, three interior lights, four cup holders, a stern boarding ladder and pressure-treated wood ﬂoor covered with marine grade carpet.
The walk-through tinted curved tempered glass windshield with door leads to a twin console with a hydraulic steering system that comes with a tilt sport steering wheel. Additional gear can be stored under the driver's console with extensible cargo net. The entertainment system consists of four speakers, an AM/FM/CD stereo with iPod controls that is SAT radio and iPod compatible and an easy-access driver’s radio remote control.
YUKON DL BT
The new, 14-foot, 3-inch Yukone DL BT features a bow bench seat, a split center seat and parallel seats at the stern, all covered with durable, marine-grade carpet for extra comfort and easy access. Its removable, pressure-treated wood ﬂooring is covered with marine-grade vinyl, and the interior is fully painted.
This boat is made from Princecraft’s 5052-H36 marine-grade aluminum alloy, which affords better performance on the water and a greater durability with minimal required maintenance. Twin-plating at the chine from mid-ship to stern provides strength and durability, including resistance to damage during shore landings.
The Yukon DL BT is also powered by a Torqeedo Cruise 2.0 electric outboard motor that is equipped with an optimized drive train and propeller. The motor produces 110 pounds of static thrust that is similar to the thrust of a 5 hp combustion engine and the propulsive force of a 6 hp motor. An integrated voltage indicator monitors the battery charge status.
The motor is built to use 24 V that come from two 12 V batteries set up in a series, and comes equipped with a cable that makes it easy to wire the batteries in series. The use of a stepless drive with forward and reverse gears and a tiller-style telescoping handle provide smooth acceleration and good control.
An optional solar panel can be installed on board. On a sunny day, this solar panel will deliver enough power to maintain the batteries at the same level of charge at trolling speed. The only energy used will be at high speeds.
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