We have just put
up three new bass boat tests by Duracraft, owned by
Bentley Industries. Duracraft is an aluminum boat
company located in Delhi, Louisiana, which currently
builds 14 fishing models ranging in size from 14-24
Our chief bass
boat testers Captain Bob Smith and Captain Keith Burton
have given these three boats the eagle eye.
The DV169 measures 16'
9'' and has a deep V-hull, wood-free construction, and
usable deck space. Equipped with a 50-hp Mercury
four-stroke outboard engine the DV169 cruised most
economically doing 19.3 mph at 4000 rpm, for a range of
234 miles on a full tank of fuel. To find out top
speed and complete specifications click
Another new model
for 2006 is the 1754 Bass. With a
73 ¼'' beam this all-aluminum 1754 Bass is "sturdy,
rugged, and ready for fishing," says Capt. Smith.
The most economical cruise speed was calculated at 3000
rpm doing 19.0 mph. Check out top speed and
complete test results here.
Duracraft released a new
affordable bay boat this year. The durable 1860 Oyster Bay can
handle freshwater just as well as saltwater thanks to
its all-aluminum construction. To find out what Capt.
Burton has to say about this new boat and to see how it
We have full
tests on 21 other bass boats, so if you haven't yet seen
them, please check them out.