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Duracraft DV169 (2006-)
(w/ 1 x 50-hp Mercury four-stroke EFI)

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Brief Summary

This aluminum walleye or big water fishing boat is built with pride by the Duracraft Company that is now part of Bentley Industries. The DV 169 is a sturdy fishing boat for your walleye hunt with a deep-V that delivers a dry ride.

Key Features

  • 33 gallon livewell with overflow plumbing
  • All metal floor with 3 cockpit bases and a driver's base
  • All welded .100 gauge aluminum hull
  • 2 fishing seats with cockpit base poles and mounts
  • 33-gallon built-in fuel tank
  • All welded transom
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 16' 9''
    Beam 7'8''
    Dry Weight 1,450 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft N/A
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 33 gal.
    Water Capacity N/A
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power 1 x 50-hp Mercury four-stroke EFI
    Tested Power 1 x 50-hp Mercury four-stroke EFI
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    700 2.2 1.9 0.2 11.0 9.6 327 284 53
    1000 3.2 2.8 0.2 16.0 13.9 475 413 61
    1500 4.7 4.0 0.4 11.6 10.1 345 300 64
    2000 5.8 5.0 0.5 11.6 10.1 345 300 66
    2500 6.8 5.9 0.9 7.9 6.9 236 205 70
    3000 8.5 7.4 1.4 6.1 5.3 180 157 70
    3500 13.8 12.0 1.9 7.2 6.3 215 187 76
    4000 19.3 16.8 2.5 7.9 6.9 234 203 80
    4500 22.7 19.7 3.1 7.3 6.4 217 189 82
    5000 26.2 22.7 3.8 7.0 6.1 207 180 82
    5500 30.0 26.0 4.6 6.6 5.7 195 170 83
    6000 30.1 26.1 4.6 6.5 5.7 194 169 84
    700 284 526 3.50 0.76 4.68 53
    1000 413 764 5.10 0.76 6.80 61
    1500 300 555 7.60 1.51 4.94 64
    2000 300 555 9.30 1.89 4.93 66
    2500 205 380 10.90 3.41 3.38 70
    3000 157 290 13.70 5.30 2.58 70
    3500 187 346 22.20 7.19 3.08 76
    4000 203 377 31.10 9.46 3.35 80
    4500 189 349 36.50 11.73 3.11 82
    5000 180 333 42.20 14.38 2.96 82
    5500 170 314 48.30 17.41 2.80 83
    6000 169 312 48.40 17.41 2.78 84

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 4.7 sec.
    0 to 30 7.0 sec.
    Ratio 1.83 : 1
    Props 12 x 22 aluminum
    Load 2 persons, 1/2 fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate 48 deg., 47% humid., wind: 6-10 mph; seas: min chop

    Captain's Report

    Duracraft Delivers a smooth ride with the All-new DV169By Capt. Bob SmithA very chilly fall morning on Lake Murray in Columbia, SC offered us a great opportunity to test the DV169. This aluminum walleye or big water fishing boat is built with pride by the Duracraft Company that is now part of Bentley Industries. There is no wood used in the construction of this boat which means she will last for as long as you are interested in fishing and then a few more years. The .100 gauge hull and heavy extruded bracing added to the all-welded transom and built in splashwell system provide a very sturdy yet stable fishing rig. At the BowUp front there is a casting deck space with a large open storage area below the deck. This space is big enough for a foot pedal controller or other like-sized pieces of gear. In the port corner of this space are the 12 volt connection and engine tilt switch so you can manage the engine tilt without hopping back into the helm to raise the engine as you get into tighter and tighter spaces. The floor aft the casting deck has a lockable storage compartment so you can keep your valuable fishing lures right on hand to quickly take advantage of the changing habits of the fish. In the aft end of the forward space is a huge 33 gallon livewell with overflow plumbing. Just off the LineWhen you watch the test video, keep in mind we took this new model straight off the line before they had the chance to put a finished dash on board. The helm will have a nice sport wheel and analog gauges for speed, tachometer and fuel which are arranged along the top of the helm panel. The driver gets a drinkholder for a warm beverage on a chilly morning or for a cold beverage on a steamy summer afternoon. The under helm space is open and large for you to put your feet underneath without cramping up. In front of the dash is another built-in storage box for smaller items.Fishing FeaturesAcross from the helm station is a long lockable rod locker. The lid has a gasket to keep moisture at bay and to help prevent annoying rubbing noises underway. There are six places to mount the two casting chairs. With the chairs in the forward and aft casting decks, the cockpit opens up nicely for someone else to go to work on catching dinner. Each of the seats has a swivel base and fold over for better storage and less wind resistance while towing to your next fishing hole. More drinkholders are in the sides so your buddies also have a place for their beverage of choice. I walked along the port side from the aft deck down the rod locker top to the front deck and found the stability of this boat to be excellent. One of the scariest things on a fishing boat is feeling like you will be pitched overboard as your buddy grabs the net to boat his catch. You will not have that problem on this boat! The aft platform is also large enough to comfortably work the fish. You can easily mount the casting chair back here. There are three lockers across the stern deck. The port and starboard lockers have room for lots of gear and to store the life jackets while the center locker is set up for the battery bank.SpecsThis fishing machine measures a surprising 16’9” on a 92” beam. It feels like much more. The DV169 weighs about 1450 lbs with a Mercury 50-hp engine strapped to her sturdy transom. Deadrise at the stern is 30 degrees. Add that to the Deep-V designed bow and you have a smooth riding, dry running fishing boat. Fuel capacity is a built-in 33 gallon tank and she carries as much as 33 gallons of water in her forward livewell.PerformanceWhile it was quite chilly, we did have some fun testing the DV169. With two people on board, she proved she could get up on plane in 4.7 seconds and be up to 30 mph in only 7 seconds. All this with just a 50-hp Mercury outboard! Cruise speed on this model is about 19.3 mph. Cruise range works out to be around 234 miles on a full tank and carrying minimal gear.If you are looking for a sturdy aluminum fishing boat for your walleye hunt or just want a good deep-v boat that wraps safety and dry ride around you while you run from hole to hole, the DV169 from Duracraft can fit the bill.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Duracraft DV169 (2006-) is 30.1 mph (48.4 kph), burning 4.6 gallons per hour (gph) or 17.41 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Duracraft DV169 (2006-) is 19.3 mph (31.1 kph), and the boat gets 7.88 miles per gallon (mpg) or 3.35 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 234 miles (376.59 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 50-hp Mercury four-stroke EFI.
    • Time to plane for the Duracraft DV169 (2006-) is 4.7 sec. seconds.
    • Time from 0 to 30 of the Duracraft DV169 (2006-) is 7.0 sec. seconds.

    Standard and Optional Features


    Hull Warranty
    5-Year Warranty
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