Larson Boats Introduces New Tiller Model
Sep 3rd, 2014 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Sep 3rd, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Little Falls, Minn (August 18, 2014) – Today, Larson Boat Group launched its latest Larson FX series fresh water multi-species fish boats the Larson FX 1850 TL (tiller).
Like all Larson FX series models, the new 1850TL hull is constructed using Larson’s patented VEC® Composite Technology. VEC Technology ensures a consistent hull lamination thickness throughout the boat for controlled overall boat weight.
VEC manufacturing allows for consistent, repetitive processes ensuring a unitized fiberglass stringer system built with rigid, one-shot resin fusing the stringer grid to the floor system, a molded transom bracket, with even distribution of urethane foam-filled hull for maximum flotation and strength.
“As with the recently introduced 1850DC, the 1850TL hull design took into consideration key aspects and benefits from other multi-species fishing boats taking cues for each that we felt would create a best in class hull design, along with feedback from our Larson FX promotional team to make our hull design what it is today,” said Ron Sahr, Larson Boat Group Director of Engineering.
“The hull bottom is designed and engineered for the weekend angler but with the tournament pro and fishing guide mindset and requirements,” added Sahr. When looking at the hull, the design and style cues immediately noticed above the water line is the flared hull side for reduced wave impact and water splash for that dry ride.
The other key hull bottom design aspects are all below the water line. When on a trailer you will notice a chine offset style line. In the water this offset controls wave splash and increases stability with minimum wave impact. The chines on the 1850TL are tapered, wide in the stern and narrow in the bow for wave impact. The 1850TL has a huge, extended keel for back trolling efficiency. Finally, the strakes run the entire length of the hull bottom for lift and tracking at low speeds when on the fish. “All of these key hull designs are to aid the users in their efforts to be on the fish and catching fish,” offered Sahr.
Larson FX 1850 TL
Whether a 90-horsepower Mercury, Yamaha, Evinrude, Honda or Suzuki, and a large 36-gallon fuel tank, the 1850TL is sure to put you on the fish in your selected fishing grounds and back to the dock in no time.
Now at your fishing honey hole, it is time to fish. First impressions are big, and the size of the 1850TL will certainly get one’s attention. The 1850TL 8′ 6″ beam is the largest beam in the 18-foot, fiberglass fishing market. The wide open, spacious cockpit allows you easy and free movement throughout the boat, bow to stern.
The wide and spacious cockpit allows for seating up to three fishing chairs, including the captains, and well-spaced from each other so you do not feel you are sitting on top of each other. Within easy reach from the captain’s seat, the command station with a large 22″ x 8″flat surface to accommodate today’s latest graphs and charts technology mounted to a bracket or ram mount. For quick access to one’s favorite tackle, a built in two-drawer storage bin is housed in the central command station for that gear your repeatedly call on. The 12-volt accessory charger is close to the open, netted bungee storage for your cell phone, wallet or MP3 player when listening to the optional 4-speaker sound system as you glide across the water to your next spot.
The 1850TL cockpit is packed full of features to aid in your fishing habit including a 50″, 25-gallon insulated livewell with dual access hatches. Add the optional recirculation and oxygenator pump for extra life. “The Larson FX series has more than enough rod storage in their boats, and the new 1850TL does not shy away from this either,” stated FX Promotional Pro and TV personality Walleye Dan Eigen. With room for easily up to 16 rods and reels, the twin-gas assisted center rod storage locker is sure to keep a pre-rigged rod in your hand at all times. The center rod locker has four dedicated rod tubes and a 6.75″ open square center section for more rods. Along the starboard gunnel is lockable rod storage with dedicated storage for 6 rods with a self-draining floor. The 8″ wide rod storage locker door with spring lock to keep the door open when maneuvering your gear, acts as a walkway to move quickly fore and aft. The port side too incorporates a similar lockable storage and walkway access but for gear – tackle bags, foul-weather gear, or tools and has a built-in bungee storage netting. Add the optional 110-volt battery charger, found amidship to ensure you are always powered up and ready to go when the urge hits.
Moving forward, the 1850TL bow casting platform has what you need and the space to fish. Seated or standing, three built-in seat bases allow to walk around or sit, but still be in total command.
Bow storage stays dry employing a deep rain trough and a double gasket and easily accessed through four hatches to limit the amount of above deck gear repositioning to get to your gear below. Integrated in the 8″ height of gunnel, port and starboard, is bungee netting to keep your tools, lures and small tackle secure and easy to get to. A large, angled flat surface for up to a 10″ graph is all the way forward when using the optional trolling motor.
After a successful day on the water, the standard Eagle trailer is waiting to take your FX 1850TL and catch back home.
“The amount of space and storage of the new FX 1850TL makes it the perfect boat for our guides with three to four customers, a day out with friends and family or just out on the water fishing enjoy one’s passion,” offered Eigen.
For more information on the Larson FX series of boats visit www.larsonfxseries.com.
Length on Center: 18′ 6″ (5.6 m)
Length on Trailer: 21′ 0″ (6.4 m)
Beam: 8′ 6″ (2.6 m)
Dry Weight: 2, 245 lbs (1,018 kg)
Cockpit depth: 26″ (66 cm)
Fuel Capacity: 36 gallons (136 L)
About Larson Boat Group:
Larson Boat Group designs, builds and markets 54 models of runabouts, express cruisers, pontoon, fresh and saltwater boats under the brands of Larson, Larson FX, Larson Escape, Striper and Triumph. The 100-year-old company sells its boats through dealers located throughout the United States, Canada and worldwide. LBG is a proponent of green manufacturing, building Triumph models with 100 percent recyclable Roplene, and many Larson and select Striper models with VEC® Technology that reduces styrene emissions by up to 90 percent. Larson Boat Group is headquartered in Little Falls, Minn.