Brunswick Corporation : Crestliner Introduces All-New 1850 Commander

Little Falls, Minn., Jan. 19, 2012 - Big water and aggressive fish are no match
for the latest addition to Crestliner's ultra-rugged, Built Right line-up, the
all-new 1850 Commander.  The Commander rides on a newly designed hull that
offers the depth and stability to remain rock-solid and reliable in the harshest
conditions and amid the most dramatic fish fights.

The all-new 1850 Commander's aluminum hull maximizes aft cockpit space by
locating the consoles farther forward and extending the cockpit aft as close to
the transom as possible. The all-welded Commander hull is also one of
Crestliner's deepest; as four inches have been added to the hull sidewalls to
achieve a side hull height of 33 inches and an impressive 30-inch cockpit depth.
 The 1850 Commander's massive 94-inch beam promotes interior real estate and
provides supreme stability.

"The weather doesn't always cooperate when you want to go fishing," said Ben
Cast, president of Crestliner. "The 1850 Commander is our answer to the worst
that Mother Nature can muster. A deep, roomy cockpit and high transom ensure
that the crew stays safe and dry in big water."

Crestliner's Built Right aluminum construction is carried through to the
practical, no-nonsense console, which features a large flat surface for mounting
electronics and a narrow front-back profile to maximize cockpit space, while
still providing enough room for 24-volt battery storage beneath.  Along with the
tall, heavy-duty, welded windshield, the 1850 Commander sports a tough, utility
look and feel.  Serious fishing also demands all-condition features and
materials, and the Commander delivers with a vinyl interior, toeholds and
optional heavy-duty, foul-weather-ready canvas.

The 1850 offers two versatile seating configurations: two pedestal helm seats
coupled with two optional inward-facing bench seats with storage, or two
pedestal helm seats with a pair of additional pedestal seats located behind the
helm seats. With either configuration, mobility in the cockpit is made easy.

Fishing onboard the 1850 Commander easily moves to the bow platform when
necessary. A 40-inch aerated and insulated livewell is located in the floor of
the bow platform, and a bow pedestal seat base is optional.

Crestliner designed the 1850 Commander's fishing features with versatility and
customization in mind. The standard 7-foot-capacity center rod locker accepts an
optional drop-in fishbox insert. Under-gunnel rod racks line both port and
starboard cockpit, each providing easy-access storage for as many as  five rods
up to 9 feet, 6 inches in length.  The splash pan's top edge is flush with the
1850's extra-tall gunnels, which promotes a dry ride even when back-trolling,
and its starboard side features a storage compartment beneath and a cutting
board with drain hole.  The starboard splash pan is also the site of an optional
washdown system, which makes it easy to clean the outboard engine and other
surfaces after a successful day on the water.  Crestliner has custom-engineered
optional downrigger gunnel brackets to snugly fit the 1850 Commander for easy
mounting. And thanks to the standard 25-inch transom height, the 1850 Commander
accommodates 25-inch kicker motors and outboard power up to 150 hp.

For more highlights and features of the 2012 models, go to or
visit your local Crestliner dealer.

About Crestliner Boats
Located in Little Falls, Minn., Crestliner celebrates over 65 years in business
and traces its origins to the Aluminum Boat Company that came to life within the
walls of an airplane hanger back in 1946. The company's unparalleled commitment
to premium boats is reflected in outstanding durability, superior welded
construction and exceptional performance that enhance all the consumer's boating
activities. A testament to our quality craftsmanship, Crestliner has received
the CSI Award of Excellence in Customer Satisfaction for Aluminum Outboard Boats
for the fourth consecutive year. Learn more about Crestliner and its line of
boats by visiting

Crestliner is a division of Brunswick Corporation, a leader in the recreational
marine industry. Learn more at

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