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Not too shabby. No info yet but the Lund dealer meetings are going on right now.

 

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I'll be Looking HARD at these.

 

A-Jay

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I'll be Looking HARD at these.

 

A-Jay

Keep tabs on that link I gave you. Nothing new as of yet but T Mac is at the meetings and he promised pics and info.

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Keep tabs on that link I gave you. Nothing new as of yet but T Mac is at the meetings and he promised pics and info.

 

Yup ~ I did some looking around today actually  . . . .NOTHING.

 

A-Jay

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Looks like the transom is rivited in.

Lund's are big up north here.

Typically a quality boat.

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I bet with that 200 on there it flies!

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beautiful boats!

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Pro-V bass sounds like an oxymoron to me.  they look nice, but I think I like your Lund Predator better

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Pro-V bass sounds like an oxymoron to me.  they look nice, but I think I like your Lund Predator better

Thanks. The Predator is by far the best boat I've owned and one of the nicest fishing boats I've been in.

 

I think Lund's issue with Predator sales stemmed from 2 issues. Marketing a boat to the musky fisherman with inadequate rod storage and their marketing plan in general. A musky boat that doesn't hold 8ft or larger rods is a bass boat. Depending on motor selection and options, the Predator 2010 started at 35k with a 150 and could be outfitted to over 60k with a 225 Verado and a 9.9 kicker I believe most fishermen spending 50k+ on a bass boat would choose a glass boat.

 

Now, to the marketing plan in general. The Pro V is their flagship boat. They market that boat more than any of their line. When people hear Lund, they think Pro V. The rest of their fleet is just that...the rest of their fleet. Lund's are extremely popular up north with little acknowledgement in the south. Ranger and Tracker on the other hand, are popular brands nationwide. 

 

So, now comes the Pro V Bass. The IPS2 hull is the hull design the Pro V shares with the Predator, the Alaskan, and I believe a couple other models. It's more of a cross between a modified v and a deep v. (A true deep v would be the Baron or Tyee) This hull design is not similar to either the Tracker or Ranger aluminum. It's in a completely different class.  

 

Now, If I were a betting man, I'd say the vast majority of bass boats, both glass and aluminum are sold in the south. The same south where fisherman think Lund is just an expensive aluminum boat, and lets just face it, aluminum boats are for entry level boaters with limited funds. :grin:

 

So, how do they market it? My educated guess thinks the 1875 ProV Bass with a 200 well equipped will be around the 35-37k price point. This is roughly 10k more than the Ranger RT188 and the new Tracker 195TX Again, I stress this boat is in a different class. Not only is the hull different, but the Ranger is rated for a 115 and the Tracker a 150. Brunswick already markets a boat to compete with these boats, the Crestliner VT19. So, how do they convince southerners that this boat is superior tin option than the Ranger. I'm not sure. I think they need to really push the rough water capability. I know the larger southern impoundments get pretty rough. I've been on KY Lake in some nasty stuff in a deep v and wouldn't have attempted it in a mod v. They need to convince the buyer that they are getting more of an aluminum boat for less than a glass. If they can't do this, I believe it will disappear just like the Predator. 

 

 

 

BTW This not Lund's first go at a Pro V bass boat.

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Thanks. The Predator is by far the best boat I've owned and one of the nicest fishing boats I've been in.

 

I think Lund's issue with Predator sales stemmed from 2 issues. Marketing a boat to the musky fisherman with inadequate rod storage and their marketing plan in general. A musky boat that doesn't hold 8ft or larger rods is a bass boat. Depending on motor selection and options, the Predator 2010 started at 35k with a 150 and could be outfitted to over 60k with a 225 Verado and a 9.9 kicker I believe most fishermen spending 50k+ on a bass boat would choose a glass boat.

 

Now, to the marketing plan in general. The Pro V is their flagship boat. They market that boat more than any of their line. When people hear Lund, they think Pro V. The rest of their fleet is just that...the rest of their fleet. Lund's are extremely popular up north with little acknowledgement in the south. Ranger and Tracker on the other hand, are popular brands nationwide. 

 

So, now comes the Pro V Bass. The IPS2 hull is the hull design the Pro V shares with the Predator, the Alaskan, and I believe a couple other models. It's more of a cross between a modified v and a deep v. (A true deep v would be the Baron or Tyee) This hull design is not similar to either the Tracker or Ranger aluminum. It's in a completely different class.  

 

Now, If I were a betting man, I'd say the vast majority of bass boats, both glass and aluminum are sold in the south. The same south where fisherman think Lund is just an expensive aluminum boat, and lets just face it, aluminum boats are for entry level boaters with limited funds. :grin:

 

So, how do they market it? My educated guess thinks the 1875 ProV Bass with a 200 well equipped will be around the 35-37k price point. This is roughly 10k more than the Ranger RT188 and the new Tracker 195TX Again, I stress this boat is in a different class. Not only is the hull different, but the Ranger is rated for a 115 and the Tracker a 150. Brunswick already markets a boat to compete with these boats, the Crestliner VT19. So, how do they convince southerners that this boat is superior tin option than the Ranger. I'm not sure. I think they need to really push the rough water capability. I know the larger southern impoundments get pretty rough. I've been on KY Lake in some nasty stuff in a deep v and wouldn't have attempted it in a mod v. They need to convince the buyer that they are getting more of an aluminum boat for less than a glass. If they can't do this, I believe it will disappear just like the Predator. 

 

 

 

BTW This not Lund's first go at a Pro V bass boat.

 

I didnt realize the predator's rod lockers were so short.  It's funny because even my Lund Rebel XL 1650 has 8FT rod storage.

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Pro-V bass sounds like an oxymoron to me.  they look nice, but I think I like your Lund Predator better

 

If the Predator was still available today, I know what I would be pulling the trigger on.

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If the Predator was still available today, I know what I would be pulling the trigger on.

And it could have been ordered with a full windshield

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If the Predator was still available today, I know what I would be pulling the trigger on.

 

Same here ~ Hope this one comes close.

 

A-Jay

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If the Predator was still available today, I know what I would be pulling the trigger on.

 

 

And it could have been ordered with a full windshield

 

 

Same here ~ Hope this one comes close.

 

A-Jay

 

 

Same here ~ Hope this one comes close.

 

A-Jay

 

 

 I heard a rumor that you can still get one made by Lund if your dealer will special order it for you

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 I heard a rumor that you can still get one made by Lund if your dealer will special order it for you

 

 Interesting -  

 

If you don't mind me asking, How, Where & When did you happen to come by this information ?

 

Please pm me if need be  ~

 

Thanks in advance

 

A-Jay

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 Interesting -  

 

If you don't mind me asking, How, Where & When did you happen to come by this information ?

 

Please pm me if need be  ~

 

Thanks in advance

 

A-Jay

 

I believe it was on walleye central.  call a couple dealers and ask.  the factory probably has to wait until they get a few orders before they'll build them 

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I believe it was on walleye central.  call a couple dealers and ask.  the factory probably has to wait until they get a few orders before they'll build them 

 

Thanks Again.

 

A-Jay

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I didnt realize the predator's rod lockers were so short.  It's funny because even my Lund Rebel XL 1650 has 8FT rod storage.

15 rods in the center rod locker. 5 each 6 1/2, 7, 7 1/2 footers. There is rod tubes in the gunwale storage on the port side, but I'm not sure the length.

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 I heard a rumor that you can still get one made by Lund if your dealer will special order it for you

 

I heard this back in 2014 and saw an ad for a used 2014 for sale a number of months ago in Canada.(It was listed as a 2013 but it had the 2014 graphics) If they are using the same hull for another model, I don't see why not. If not, I highly doubt they will rework their production line for A Jay. He's a nice guy and all but....... :wink2:

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Home run!

 

As long as the price is reasonable that's got to be a popular boat.

 

Now mercury just need to make the 200hp version of their 150 4 stroke to got on it!

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I drooled when I saw the pop up tackle storage.

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