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 feet.

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 here.

1754 Bass

Another new model for 2006 is the 1754 Bass. With a 73 '' 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.  

1860 Oyster Bay

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 performed click here.


We have full tests on 21 other bass boats, so if you haven't yet seen them, please check them out.