Fully forward is a carpeted foredeck with a snap cover over the storage access underneath. This serves as a convenient anchor storage locker while providing quick access that both bottom fishermen, as well as the kids swimming off the stern will appreciate. A smaller in-deck storage locker is just behind. Moving aft, a 17-gal. (64.4 L) livewell, 35” (88.9 cm) long is to the starboard side of the bow and surprisingly, it is lighted. Additional storage is to the port side. Bow cushions are optional should the desire exist for making this a dual purpose boat.
Moving aft to the cockpit, I was impressed with how well a job Lund did in the windshields. They’re high enough to do an excellent job blocking the wind, without having the frame stuck in my line of sight. They wrap-around at the sides without showing any signs of distortion in the field of vision.
The helm offers basic instrumentation that is consistent with any outboard. The speedo, tach, fuel, and trim gauges are white faced with chrome bezels. A small cubby is to the right but could stand to be a little deeper. I’d also add a rubber mat to keep stuff from sliding and add a little protection from scratching my phone.
Rocker switches are below with the horn button correctly separated with its red color. And kudos to Lund for using a real horn instead of the ridiculous electronic buzzers we so often hear (and can only be heard when onboard the boat). An optional stereo was absent from our test boat but it would get mounted to the right of the helm just below the rocker switches, and yes… it’s a marine grade stereo. Standard on the 1750 Tyee is tilt steering and it’s also anti-feedback steering.
The port console features the same pedestal seat at the helm and a cavernous glove box is just forward. The now obligatory drink holder is way forward and to the right under the windshield.
The cockpit features vinyl decking and is quite roomy. Caprails are wide enough to stand on when entering the boat. Grab handles are mounted to the top. SportTrak rails run all around the coamings allowing for the installation of a myriad of accessories such as rod holders, downriggers, drink holders, electronics mounts… all without ever having to drill a hole or sink a screw. Cargo netting storage is under the starboard gunwales, and enclosed storage is under the port. Between the dual consoles is rod storage for four 7’ (2.1 m) rods and four 6.5’ (1.98 m) rods, and this has been made standard this year. The hatch cover is metal and held open with a gas assist strut to the left side. It’s hinged from the front and opens from the rear leaving both sides exposed for access from both console seats.
To the rear are two more pedestal seat bases making this an ideal fishing spot when the chop starts to build as it will present a much lower center of gravity than the fore and aft casting decks.
At the aft deck are two flip-up rear seats with storage under the starboard seat cushion. Under the port seat is a starting battery. I found these two jump seats to be surprisingly comfortable with the high caprails providing security in addition to a comfortable armrest. At foot level is a hinged compartment running the length of the seats for storing the bimini top. The legs of the bimini run under the seats while the length gets tucked into this compartment keeping it from getting stepped on. This is a nice solution to having the bimini closed but still secured to the caprail, which prevents running a rod down the full length of the boat. A courtesy light is to starboard. A livewell is in between the two seats, and like the forward one, this is also lighted… a huge perk for night fishing. With the seats flipped down, a sizable casting deck is created, all carpeted for security. A pedestal is to the aft edge, centered lengthwise.
Our Lund 1750 Tyee test boat had a LOA of 17’6”, and a beam of 7’9”. With an empty hull weight of 1,345 lbs. (610 kg), full fuel, two people and the Mercury 150 4-stroke outboard, we had a test weight of 2,382 lbs. (1,080 kg). With the Mercury 150 4-stroke turning a 13 3/4 x 20 three bladed stainless steel Enertia prop, we reached a top speed at 5650 rpm of 53.3 mph. At that speed we were measuring a fuel burn of only 14 gph giving a range of 93 miles.
Best cruise came in at 3000 rpm and 25.2 mph. That reduced the fuel burn to a mere 3.2 gph which the 1750 Tyee could keep up for 7 hours and 36 minutes and increasing the range to 191 miles. Most impressive was her acceleration with the 150 4-stroke which plays well into the watersports crossover. We reached planing speed in only 2.9 seconds, accelerated to 20 mph in 5.3 seconds, passed 30 mph within 7.2 seconds, and continued accelerating through 40 mph in 9.3 seconds.
Adding power to the 150 4-stroke only caused the bow to come up 8 ½-degrees upon acceleration. And we settled into a 3-degree bow high cruise attitude.SeaStar hydraulic steering is offered as an option and it really made a difference with effortless handling. I noticed no feedback torque effect during acceleration and certainly not during any of the straight runs at wide open throttle. The Mercury 150 4-stroke also provided impressive mid-range acceleration. From a 30 mph cruise, throwing the throttle forward had us quickly accelerating to its 53.3 mph top speed. Her reverse chine allowed her to carve nicely in turns, and her light weight translates into her traveling over the waves rather than slicing through them.
Test Result Highlights
- Top speed for the Lund 1750 Tyee (2014-) is 53.3 mph (85.8 kph), burning 14.00 gallons per hour (gph) or 52.99 liters per hour (lph).
- Best cruise for the Lund 1750 Tyee (2014-) is 25.2 mph (40.6 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 191 miles (307.38 kilometers).
- Tested power is 1 x 150-hp Mercury 4-stroke.
Standard and Optional Features
|Outlet: 12-Volt Acc||Standard|
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