When it comes to fishing boats in BC most of the talk is about aluminum and fiberglass ocean fishing boats. These boats are just really designed to do one thing and that is catch salmon. One of the companies that have been dominating the West Coast market for years is KingFisher (previously Harbercraft). These boats are built and designed to handle the toughest conditions that the West Coast offers. They have had such great success with their technology and the techniques, they use to build these boats, that they have launched a multi-species line. I know the first thing that pops into people’s minds when it comes to multi-species is Lund, Crestliner, Alumicraft, and Prince Craft. These are the brands that really dominate this market. Well, KingFisher is changing that. They are bringing their heavy gauge, aluminum welded hull design to the multi-species market and changing the way people in North America think about multi-species boats.
In the KingFisher multi-species boat line they have boats ranging from 18 foot utility tiller boats to 21 foot tournament fishing boats. Because the boats have an all welded hull and use the heaviest gauge aluminum in the industry, they are able to handle the harshest conditions the West Coast has to offer. Whereas, if you have a boat with rivets, over time the pounding waves and beaching the boat on rocky shore lines will cause the boat to leak. KingFisher has all the features and comforts of other multi-species brands but includes big live wells and rod lockers that will hold up to 11 rods. They also have a lifetime warranty on all their hulls and they are build right in Vernon, BC!
Next time you’re thinking of buying a new multi-species boat to enjoy with the family, fish with your buddies, or take on some serious tournament fishing, check out KingFisher. These boats changed the West Coast, now they are reinventing the multi-species boat market.