Stratos Boats
Inspiration Runs Deep
Contact: Josh Ward
Blue Heron Communications
(800) 654-3766


MURFREESBORO, TENN. (September 12, 2006) When it come to the thousands of 17-foot fishing boats that are sold every year, the options have been few. The same aluminum boats used by our fishing forefathers have long been the norm, with their low horsepower rating, lack of amenities, lack of fishability and steadily increasing price.

New for 2007, Stratos is introducing the 176XT, an all-fiberglass alternative to the noisy and cramped aluminum boats that have been the only option for so long. This rig sports the same aggressive looks and practical configuration of a modern tournament boat and comes fully rigged with 50-horsepower Yamaha outboard, Minn Kota trolling motor, Lowrance electronics and trailer for $12,995 - less than the best-selling aluminum brand.

The 176XT's combination of features, value and fishability has been a long time coming. This 17-foot, 6-inch boat is rated for a maximum of 75 horsepower, tows well and fits easily into most garages. Its fishing features easily surpass the best-selling aluminum brands with extra rod storage under the front deck as well as a bevy of storage through the boat. Built with the modern angler in mind, this value-packed boat features extra legroom for longer-legged drivers as well as a raised forward casting deck that allows multiple anglers to move freely and comfortably while fishing.

Because it's longer and wider, the Stratos 176XT is more stable in the water, providing peace of mind to anglers who prefer the inherent stability of an all-fiberglass boat when they stand or lean over the gunnels while landing a fish. The wider footprint also makes it an easier platform to maneuver with multiple anglers in the boat. And all the features that serious anglers have come to expect in a fishing boat are there: spacious rear deck, aerated live well, running rod rack, four tackle storage boxes and custom-matched upholstery are all standard - something you won't find in the leading aluminum brand.

Anglers are amazed when they see the price on this revolutionary new boat. The fit, finish, fishability and features give this exciting fishing platform all the ingredients of a boat that costs thousands more. But at this unbelievably low price, more anglers can fulfill their dream of boat ownership and join in the fishing lifestyle without breaking the bank.

Overall Length: 17'6"
Beam: 84 inches
Front Deck Space: 28 sq. ft.
Rear Deck Space: 20 sq. ft.
Maximum Horsepower: 75
Fuel Capacity: 23 gallons
Total Person, Motor, Gear: 596 lbs.
Length on Trailer with Swing-Away Tongue Open: 18'10"

About Stratos StratosĀ® Boats, are built with 100 percent composite construction to provide maximum performance and comfort. Every StratosĀ® Boat is backed by a limited lifetime warranty on the hull. Each boat is produced with a high-quality CP Armorcote gel-coat finish - made to withstand the elements.


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