Creature comforts. Consider a factory-installed sound system option at time of purchase if it’s not included as standard. A factory-installed, built-in system beats an after-thought add on. You may also want to include a porta-potti for ‘all-family’ comfort. And, pleasure boaters as well as anglers might want a folding bimini top to get out of hot sun or cool rain. (An optional top and side enclosures can also extend your fishing season in colder climates.)
Size, horsepower and speed. Your knowledgeable fish & ski boat dealer can guide you to the aluminum boat and motor combination that will accommodate the whole family and best tow what you want to tow. He will also provide fishing boat size and feature advice based on your local waters and your family budget.
Mercury Outboard power. Mercury outboards are highly reliable, fuel efficient, quiet and smoke free. In general, outboard motors beat sterndrives for ease of maintenance and overall reliability. In addition, you have a much wider choice of horsepower options. Outboards also extend the fishing season in colder climates where possible water freezing in an I/O could wreck the power plant.
Finding the right boat. Lowe Boat’s website is designed specifically to assist you in finding the appropriate boat for your family’s needs, try our compare models tool and our boat builder to hone in on exactly what you need. Head out to your local boat show where you can enjoy the knowledgeable professional assistance of your local Lowe dealer, you’ll find a boat that will Fish and Ski without compromising either activity.