The best new fibreglass boats of 2015

Whether you need a bass, walleye or family boat, one of these glass-hulled rides will get you to your hot spot in style

Time for a new ride? Our roundup of the year’s top glass boats will help you make the right choice. For 2015’s best aluminum boats, click here.

LUND

219 Pro-V GL

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This big boat for big water has the hardcore fishing features of Lund’s popular Pro-V series in a new glass hull. Highlights include a spacious front casting deck, a roomy cockpit for trolling and the infinitely adjustable SportTrak mounting system for rod holders and accessories.

LENGTH: 21’9”

BEAM: 102”

LAYOUT: Walk-through windshield

MAX HORSEPOWER: 350

FUEL CAPACITY: 60

SEATING CAPACITY: 8

LIVEWELL: Bow, 20 gallons; aft, 33 gallons

ROD STORAGE: 9’ centre locker

Learn more: (204) 326-4431; www.lundboats.ca

NITRO

ZV 18

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Designed with input from top walleye pros, the ZV 18’s aggressive deep-V hull provides speed and stability for fishing, skiing or cruising on big northern waters. Serious anglers will appreciate the bow baitwell, patent-pending integrated net holder and ample storage.

LENGTH: 18’11”

BEAM: 102”

LAYOUT: Dual-console

MAX HORSEPOWER: 200

FUEL CAPACITY: 45 gallons

SEATING CAPACITY: 5

LIVEWELL: Aft, 26 gallons

ROD STORAGE: 8’ centre locker

Learn more: (417) 873-4555; www.nitroboats.com

RANGER

Fisherman 621FS

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This high-performance multi-species fishing machine features a roomy deck and cockpit, along with hydraulic steering and enough dash space for 12-inch flush-mounted electronics. Other niceties include power-ventilated rod storage, Soft Ride seating and remote drain plug.

LENGTH: 21’8”

BEAM: 100”

LAYOUT: Dual-console

MAX HORSEPOWER: 300

FUEL CAPACITY: 56 gallons

SEATING CAPACITY: 4

LIVEWELL: Aft, 28 gallons

ROD STORAGE: 8’6” centre locker

Learn more: (870) 453-2222; www.rangerboats.com

SKEETER

ZX225

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This tricked-out tournament boat boasts numerous standard fishing features, including space for 48 rods, built-in storage for Plano tackleboxes, and networked, flush-mounted bow and console touch-screen Lowrance sonar units. It even comes equipped with an eight-foot Power Pole.

LENGTH: 19’11”

BEAM: 95”

LAYOUT: Single- or dual-console

MAX HORSEPOWER: 225

FUEL CAPACITY: 44 gallons

SEATING CAPACITY: 5

LIVEWELL: Aft, 26 gallons

ROD STORAGE: 8’ bow, floor, port and starboard lockers

Learn more: (903) 984-0541; www.skeeterboats.com

STRATOS

386 XF

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Standard angling features in this fish-and-fun boat include a Minn Kota 70-pound trolling moor, Lowrance sonar and aerated livewells and baitwells. For family and leisure time, fold up the two jump seats, crack open the integrated cooler and fire up the Bluetooth stereo.

LENGTH: 18’6”

BEAM: 99”

LAYOUT: Walk-through windshield

MAX HORSEPOWER: 200

FUEL CAPACITY: 31 gallons

SEATING CAPACITY: 4

LIVEWELL: 16 gallons

ROD STORAGE: 7’6” centre and 8’ port lockers

Learn more: 1-877-978-7286; www.stratosboats.com

TAHOE

500TF

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For watersports, the stern-drive Tahoe has an integral tow ring, large sun deck, plush bow seating and a new hull designed for bigger wakes. Fishing features include removable pedestal seats, an aerated livewell and a foot-controlled Minn Kota electric.

LENGTH: 19’10”

BEAM: 94”

LAYOUT: Walk-through windshield

MAX HORSEPOWER: 250 (stern drive)

FUEL CAPACITY: 33 gallons

SEATING CAPACITY: 8

LIVEWELL: 10 gallons

ROD STORAGE: n/a

Learn more: (417) 873-5900; www.tahoeboats.com