Alumacraft – 75 Years of Fishing Adventures

 

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A Memory Making Machine

 

Fishing is a singular activity. You can catch a fish with a hook and a worm, or you can spend thousands of dollars to get decked out from head to toe in the latest gear. No matter your style of fishing, you probably got hooked by spending a weekend out with your family. For me, I caught my first bass at eight years old. It was the biggest fish I had ever seen and almost broke my little beginner’s rod. It was my grandfather who set up my lure, taught me how to cast, and was there to unhook my bass before letting me set it free. I’ll never forget that moment. Just like I’ll never forget the sound of the hull of my grandfather’s aluminum fishing boat as we put it in the lake and jumped in.

 

Like most of the affordable Alumacraft boats back in the 70’s and 80’s my grandfather’s boat was a no-frills utilitarian setup. The old Johnson on the back got us where we needed to go and the Alumacraft was a stable platform to fish from as we poked around the edges of the lake. When it came time for me to teach my kids, I immediately checked out Alumacraft’s website. My how things have changed! The hulls are so technologically advanced, and the boats are comfortable and, in my opinion, beautifully crafted. I started looking into the brand and found that they have embraced that rich 75-year history with the motto: Families. Fishing. Forever. This motto doesn’t just apply to the generations of customers, but to the generations of employees.

 

 

A Memory Making Machine – A Rich History

Alumacraft – 75 Years of Fishing Adventures A Memory Making Machin Fishing is a singular activity. You can catch a fish with a hook

Alumacraft has roots beginning in 1893 when Eugene Tetzlaff emigrated from Germany to Minneapolis and opened Flour City Ornamental Iron Company, a blacksmith shop. Over the next few decades, Flour City produced iron for the sustained construction of the Twin Cities. During World War II, the company switched to producing airplane parts and aluminum pontoons to contribute to the war effort. After the war, company president Harry J. Neils had the vision to produce aluminum fishing boats using the surplus of metal and skilled labor that was available. A year later, in 1946, the Alumacraft name and product line was born. In 1996 during its 50th anniversary, the company also introduced its revolutionary 2XB™ hull, the industry’s toughest hull system to date.

 

Alumacraft – 75 Years of Fishing Adventures A Memory Making Machin Fishing is a singular activity. You can catch a fish with a hook

A Memory Making Machine – Technologically Advanced

 

The design of the 2XB hull includes a sharp, angled bow for a smooth entry into the water, delivering a very comfortable ride in big waves. The aquadynamic surface of the gull-wing-shaped hull results in quicker planing, better handling, and superior boat control even in harsh conditions. The hull is constructed in one piece, delivering superior strength, and includes full-length double plating for even more strength and protection all the way to the transom. The extra plating and solid-bottom construction also dramatically reduce sound and vibration and minimizes flex that can adversely affect handling. In addition, the seamless hull allows for ideal keel placement, ensuring the prop turns in pure, non-aerated water. The deep, one-piece keel adds structural integrity and improves handling, tracking, and control. The boat has an aluminum transom which minimizes racking and vibration as well as providing a more durable mounting surface for today’s large, powerful outboards. It is constructed with large rivets for greater inherent strength, which leads to fewer rivets needed, resulting in fewer holes that could compromise the watertight seal. The hull also has large, reverse-dispersal spray rails to deflect backsplash more effectively for a drier ride. To round out the high-end construction, every boat is finished with an automotive-quality base coat and clear coat paint that is resistant to fading from ultraviolet light. Even damage like dock rash or scratches can be easily repaired without having to repaint.

 

Alumacraft – 75 Years of Fishing Adventures A Memory Making Machin Fishing is a singular activity. You can catch a fish with a hook

A Memory Making Machine – Not Your Grandfather’s Alumacraft

 

For fishing and family fun, learn more about the incredible models, options, and durability of Alumacraft boats today by visiting www.alumacraft.com. Don’t forget to follow Alumacraft on their Facebook and Instagram profiles and subscribe to the Alumacraft YouTube channel.

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