Wired2Fish was granted an exclusive sneak preview at the new 2016 Lund 1875 Pro V Bass boat and after spending hours inspecting every square inch of both the interior and exterior of this boat, we believe it’s going to make some serious waves throughout the bass fishing industry. The hull is actually repurposed from the 1875 Pro V series—a famed, respected and versatile hull design—and features riveted construction and a lifetime warranty.
Anglers will have two primary options for the 18-foot, 9-inch aluminum hull—bench seating, like you’d normally see in traditional bass boats or pedestal seating, similar to that of multi-species boats. Both seating options offer a plethora of practical storage options that will make organization and tidiness amazingly simple. Based on the layout of both models, you can tell that the folks at Lund are anglers.
The Lund 1875 Pro V Bass features a 96-inch beam, a 36-gallon fuel tank and a sizeable 28-gallon livewell with a pump-out feature to ensure a safe and healthy release of the day’s catch.
We were also impressed by the speed, handling and overall on-the-water performance of this boat. Not only is it quick, but it rides excellently and maneuvers with the utmost of ease and stability.
Below are some quick performance specs:
- Mercury 200 Optimax (23-pitch Tempest Stainless Steel prop) – 60.4mph @ 5400 RPM, 0-20mph in 4.5 seconds and 0-30mph in 6 seconds.
- Mercury 200 L4 Verado (23-pitch Tempest Stainless Steel prop) – 57.3mph @ 6050 RPM, 0-20mph in 5.7 seconds and 0-30mph in 7.8 seconds.
The rod storage system also seems to be quite practical for both bass and multi-species anglers. You’ll find a three-tier center rod locker in the 1875 Pro V Bass that accomodates fishing rods up to 9 feet in length. The top tier holds 9-foot rods, the middle tier holds rods up to 8 feet, 8 inches and the lower tier stores rods up to 8 feet, 4 inches.
Whether you’re storing your froggin’ and flippin’ rods or your heavy-duty musky sticks, rest assured that they’ll be protected and stored safely in this boat.
The Wired2Fish guys are pretty excited about this boat. With its giant bow and aft casting platforms, fiberglass console, wood-free construction and pop-up tackle storage option, don’t be surprised if you see some Lunds running around your favorite bassin’ holes this year.
Casting deck photos