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BEST LUND BOATS 2021

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Unmatched performance, space maximization, and superb fit and finish are some of the hallmarks of Lund Boats.

One the most reputed fishing boat companies in North America, Lund has since 1948 provided both competitive and amateur fishermen with some of the most innovative vessels on the market—all to ensure you’re well-armed for whatever the fish throw at you.

In this guide, we’re going to take a closer look at the best Lund boats money can buy in 2021.

Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned angler, or even a family guy looking for a boat that offers the best of both worlds–fishing and family fun–we’ve reviewed them all.

That being said, here are our top picks:

The perfect combination of a fish and ski boat, the 1875 Crossover XS truly lives up to its name. The IPS (integrated power strake) with the reverse chine makes the Crossover plane faster and turn better, which is ideal for water sports and starting fast in the skinnies.

Catering to both serious anglers and families, this 18-foot big water hybrid is one of the most—if not the most—versatile boat in Lund’s lineup, making it the most popular. With plenty of storage and amazing performance we can see why.

We’ve done all the research for you and found the best place to buy the 1875 Crossover XS:
Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Length: 18’10” & 21’5’’
  • Beam: 95”
  • Weight: 1669 lbs
  • Min./Max. mph: 38/54 mph
  • Fuel tank capacity: 35 gallons
  • Max. person capacity: 8
  • Price starts at $38,800
What we like:
  • Plenty of storage space
  • It planes really quickly
  • No teetering because of reverse chines
  • Super versatile for both fishing in small water/big water & water sports
  • Large multi-storage compartment for rods or skis
What we don’t like:
  • Hydraulic steering is not standard (recommended on 150-horse motor and for water sports)

Available in both a 19- and 21-foot model, it boasts a dual-console walk-through windshield floor plan and a high bimini top that provides good shade or disappears when packed away.

It features the newly-redesigned center rod locker that now opens all the way up for easy access and now accommodates ten rods instead of five. But you can easily get a few more in two if that’s required.

One of the unique features of the 1875 Crossover XS is this deep multi-storage center compartment. Not only good for rods, but big enough for skis or wakeboard or deflated towables.

In addition, a 24-gallon rear livewell, a Kicker stereo with two speakers, port and starboard under console drawers that can lock, and the SportTrak accessory brackets for mounting and relocating your fishing accessories anywhere you’d like on the side of your boat.

The XS is its name stands for the extra two rear jump seats that when folded down, offer you a nice aft casting platform to go with the one in the bow.

Notable options include a rear sun pad and bow cushions for added versatility, a sport top for all-day comfort, and a ski pylon for water sports.

The 1875 Crossover XS carries a 175-horsepower rating for the 18-footer and 200 horses on the 21. Thanks to its IPS hull design and wide beam, it delivers a stable and dry ride even on big water like the Great Lakes.

Getting the upper hand on both fish and ducks with the rugged Lund 1870 Predator is what designers of this jon boat had in mind.

This all-welded utility comes in a center console (CC), side console (SC), and tiller layout. The CC model comes standard with port and starboard rod storage, console rod holders, a heavy-duty leaning post, a 23-gallon bow livewell (not available on the tiller floor plan), and enough room to fit all your gear.

We’ve done all the research for you and found the best place to buy the 1870 Predator:
Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Length: 16’, 17’, 18’, 20’
  • Beam: 85’’ & 96”
  • Weight: 1008 lbs
  • Min./Max. mph: 37/39 mph
  • Fuel tank capacity: 20 gallons
  • Max. person capacity: 7
  • Price starts at $18,983
What we like:
  • Spacious
  • Great performance in terms of stability and speed
  • Sturdy construction
  • Sofa seating on the 1870 model
  • Different sizes and configurations for exactly the right type of water and hunting
What we don’t like:
  • Couldn’t find anything!

All three models feature Lund’s SportTrak/ProTrak gunnel system, which allows you to attach any hunting hardware or accessories to it. Plus, standard non-skid floor and gunnel liner, and four color options to choose from.

The 1870 Predator delivers steady handling and maneuverability and is quick to get on plane. Thanks to its Mod-V hull design–V in the bow, flattening out toward the aft–this Jon boat excels in both skinny and rough waters.

With the Lund-designed hulls that minimize teetering, casting or shooting from the platforms is a pleasure. This is one of the best new Jon boats.

Those looking to get into bass fishing in shallow waters–with a beast-of-a-boat that gives you a racer sensation–should definitely check out the next model.

At 17’9”, the Lund Renegade 1775 comes packed with fishing features like no other Mod-V fishing boat and at a price that won’t break the bank. Like a jon boat with more tricks, there’s space to easily have 4 anglers casting at the same time.

We’ve done all the research for you and found the best place to buy the 1775 Renegade :
Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Length: 17’9”
  • Beam: 95”
  • Weight: 1221 lbs
  • Min./Max. mph: 29/44 mph
  • Fuel tank capacity: 22 gallons
  • Max. person capacity: 4
  • Price starts at $20,447
What we like:
  • More square footage of storage than any other in its class
  • IPS hull design means faster to plane and fuel efficient
  • Affordable but feels premium
  • Livewell is large and smart
What we don’t like:
  • Hydraulic-steering with tilt is not standard
  • Flimsy hinges

It features one of the most technologically advanced livewell systems on the market, the ProLong Livewell System. Unlike the aerated livewells, this two-pump design keeps the water fresher and the fish calmer. Recycle, refresh or pump out is down mechanically and easily.

Other standard features include a port rod storage as well as a bow rod locker, a center storage compartment which comes with a small cooler, three comfortable seats in the cockpit, and loads of storage compartments to keep all your fishing gear organized and within easy reach.

The beautiful fiberglass side console houses all your gauges and switches as well as plenty of legroom on an easy to keep clean vinyl floor. While tilt steering wheel and good instrumentation gives you that race car feeling, hydraulic power-steering is not standard in this model.

The expansive bow features a recessed part for your foot pedal along with room for a trolling motor and a fish finder. Trim the aft outboard from the bow too when getting into the skinnies.

The Renegade is available in both a 17’ and 18’ model and offers a crappie option which comes with a bow livewell and multiple bow seat bases.

The Renegade 1775 carries a 90-horsepower rating (115hp for the 1875), which combined with its wide beam and Lund’s IPS twin plated hull delivers a fast, stable, and dry ride.

Meet the boat that reimagines the possibilities for onboard space. Measuring only 16’5”, the Lund 1650 Angler is versatile, agile, comfortable, and best of all, is ready to take on both small and big waters.

Available in 3 configurations—the Sport model with a full walk-through windshield, the Single Side console (SS), and the classic rear steering (tiller) model with extra floor space—you’re sure to find a model that complies with your specifications for the greatest in comfort and functionality. It’s the perfect size to fit in your garage–a nice winter lounge.

We’ve done all the research for you and found the best place to buy the 1650 Angler:
Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Length: 16’5”
  • Beam: 80.5”
  • Weight: 845 lbs (SS & Tiller), 865 lbs (Sport)
  • Min./Max. mph: 20/32 mph
  • Fuel tank capacity: 6.5 gallons
  • Max. person capacity: 5
  • Price starts at $14,147
What we like:
  • Amazing amount of storage
  • Affordable without seeming cheap
  • Custom trailer is just great
  • LED lights around gunwale
  • Plugs for the trolling motor and compartment for its pedal are smart!
What we don’t like:
  • At this price, there’s not much to find

We really like the IPS design of Lund boats and the experience of quick-starting. The reverse chines are noticeable, like the way using an iPhone was for the first time. It planes quickly and cuts down on splash in chop. There’s less teeter too, which is nice when casting from fore and aft decks.

Standard features include a two-tier port and starboard rod storage, a 16-gallon bow aerated livewell with bait net, and loads of storage space throughout the boat.

Plus, a spacious bow casting platform with a convenient cubby-hole for storing a foot pedal and cables when not in use as well as an equally expansive aft deck that extends to the transom for a larger casting platform.

Unique to the Tiller model is a stand-alone rear command console featuring a roomy top for mounting electronics, tackle tray storage, gauge cluster, and a built-in easy-to-reach tool holder.

Both the SS and Tiller models are rated for a 50 horsepower motor while the Sport model is rated for 60 horsepower.

Featuring practical functionality, a spacious layout, and plenty of motor for tubing and skiing, the Lund 1775 Adventure is a great boat for both fishing and family fun on the water. Winner of the 2019 Innovation Award from the Minnesota Boat Show.

It’s the little brother to the Crossover from Lund. The two are almost indistinguishable, both being extremely versatile for different crew in different waters doing different things well.

The Adventure series lineup comes in two different models, the Sport model which boasts custom dual consoles with a walk-through windshield and the Side Console model (SS) which features only a driver’s side console.

We’ve done all the research for you and found the best place to buy the 1775 Adventure Sport:
Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Length: 17’10”
  • Beam: 87”
  • Weight: 1185 lbs/1135 lbs
  • Min./Max. mph: 30/47 mph, 30/43 mph
  • Fuel tank capacity: 21 gallons
  • Max. person capacity: 6
  • Price starts at $22,147.
What we like:
  • A lot of boat for the money
  • Plenty of big cubby storage for larger items
  • IPS system makes water sports (planing and turning) really nice
  • Two jump seats are actually comfortable
  • Driving this boat is like cruising in a sports car
What we don’t like:
  • A few of the handles for the storage cubbies are plastic--only reveal of price point

The integrated power strake does such an incredible job getting the boat up and planing. It’s only a matter of time before all new boats are designed this way, and combined with the reverse chines that cut down on teetering, this genius of this Lund boat will likely go unnoticed by most casual anglers and boaters.

The Adventure comes standard with two cockpit seats as well as two rear jump seats, a spacious bow with plenty of storage space including a cubby upfront—great to store easy-to-reach accessories, a deep and lockable center rod storage, and a 23-gallon rear livewell.

The optional ski pylon elevates watersports capabilities while the optional bow cushion and Bimini top ensure extra comfort for the whole family.

The Sport model is rated for a 115 horsepower motor while the SS is rated for a 90 hp.

For the fishermen who value depth, they’ll be glad to know the upgraded 1975 Tyee, one of the deepest boats in the Lund’s lineup. This 20-footer is amazing for fishing but also an awesome water sports craft. Lund’s famous IPS hull design provides one of the smoothest, driest, and most comfortable rides in this class of boat.

Every inch of space in the 1975 Tyee is excellently utilized in order to meet both seasoned anglers’ desires and active families’ needs. The 2021 model is a bit wider and decked out with charger ports and customizable components.

This is a versatile boat with hints of the Crossover, but the V-hull, IPS hull under higher freeboards makes it better suited for big water action too.

We’ve done all the research for you and found the best place to buy the 1975 Tyee:
Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Length: 19’10”
  • Beam: 98”
  • Weight: 1955 lbs
  • Min./Max. mph: 44/53 mph
  • Fuel tank capacity: 40 gallons
  • Max. person capacity: 9
  • Price starts at $50,423.
What we like:
  • A true 20-footer with wider beam for just a little more room
  • Excellent performance with the IPS/reverse chime system (we like)
  • Storage space everywhere (3 different rod lockers)
  • Nice casting deck space on both bow and after platforms
  • Driving it with all instrumentation and customization like handling a sports car
What we don’t like:
  • The center storage won’t accommodate skis/wakeboard like the Crossover does

It features a versatile bow with the option to convert the front casting platform into two lounge seats for comfortable cruising—bow bolsters (backrests) are already included as standard.

There’s also an optional cooler in the bow along with nicely laid out storage compartments, including one for a trolling motor centered in the middle with an eye for keeping good balance and planing faster.

A long center rod locker with enough room to accommodate up to ten 9.5-foot fishing rods, port and starboard lockable gunnel storage, a 24-gallon aft livewell, the SportTrak accessory brackets for mounting and relocating your fishing accessories anywhere you’d like on the side of your boat, and plenty of seating including three seats in the cockpit as well as two jump seats in the rear, which can easily fold down to convert into a roomy aft casting platform.

The 1975 Tayee comes standard with hydraulic steering with tilt as well as a Kicker stereo with two speakers.

An optional ski pylon is available for those using this as a water sport beast. It’s handling and high freeboard make it great for getting up to speed and turning sharply without bringing too much spray in.

The Lund 1975 Tyee is rated for a 225 horsepower motor and price difference for the upgrade means you won’t be disappointed shelling out a little extra for what you’ll get.

A true tournament beast, the 2075 Pro-V was designed to provide serious fishermen with the first-class platform they need to get the hole-shot jump on other anglers, eating waves at 60 mph.

Built to catch walleye, musky, salmon, crappie, and bass, this 20’ tournament fishing boat model boasts a super-wide beam (102”), which besides offering more fishable and livable space as well as an ample bow walkway, it also delivers outstanding stability in rough waters.

We’ve done all the research for you and found the best place to buy the 2075 Pro-V:
Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Length: 20’10”
  • Beam: 102”
  • Weight: 2150 lbs
  • Min./Max. mph: 54/61 mph
  • Fuel tank capacity: 62 gallons
  • Max. person capacity: 7
  • Price starts at $71,539.
What we like:
  • Customize exactly like you want it
  • Speed and power to get to the hole ahead of the competition
  • IPS2 and reverse chines great on small lakes as well as the Great ones
  • Plenty of space on both fore and aft casting decks
  • Plenty of handy storage compartments
What we don’t like:
  • Maybe would like some bolsters in the bow. But maybe not.

The 25-gallon aft livewell features the ProLong Plus Livewell System, a two-pump technology that allows maximum oxygenation, thus creating a healthier and calmer environment for your catch.

The Pro-V will also be a fantastic family boat, a fun and practical cottage craft that can transport plenty and is elegant enough–when fishing/hunting gear is packed away–to cruise into the bay for lunch with your best boat shoes on.

Other standard features include a port gunnel rod storage (only available in the large Pro-Vs), lockable gunnel drawers as well as convenient under-console drawers, steering-hydraulic with tilt, the exclusive SportTrak brackets for mounting and relocating rod holders, downriggers, and other fishing accessories anywhere along the side of your boat, and plenty of dry storage compartments that allow you to stay organized especially during tournaments.

The bow is vast and it houses a long and deep center rod storage compartment, which can fit up to 15 rods. There are also cargo nets for easy-to-reach accessories, a 12-gallon bow livewell, and an insulated cooler for storing drinks and snacks.

The Lund Pro-V 2075 is rated for a 300 horsepower motor and will outperform most other tourney boats because of the Lund hull design (IPS/reverse chines).

Looking for a big water deep-V aluminum fishing boat that can also accommodate the entire family for fun days on the water? Then check out the 2025 Impact XS, an upgraded version of the 2018 innovation award-winning model (Minnesota Boat Show).

One of the great features of this model and what truly sets her apart from other Lund series, such as the Crossover and the Tyee, is her massive bow casting platform—it offers plenty of fish-fighting space as well as loads of conveniently located storage compartments. In the bow, you’ll also find an 11-gallon livewell and cargo nets that are great to store easy-to-reach accessories.

This model also delivers some of the benefits you would find in the Pro-V series but at a more affordable price point. It’s also not so much a pure tourney boat like the V, making it more comfortable and more popular with the rest of the family.

We’ve done all the research for you and found the best place to buy the 2025 Impact XS:
Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Length: 20’2”
  • Beam: 96”
  • Weight: 1685 lbs
  • Min./Max. mph: 43/52 mph
  • Fuel tank capacity: 46 gallons
  • Max. person capacity: 8
  • Price starts at $47,301.
What we like:
  • Super spacious bow casting platform
  • Loads of convenient dry storage
  • Great price point
  • A good, versatile family boat that suits hard-core fishing and family fun
  • Great and safe handling on small as well as big water like the Great Lakes
What we don’t like:
  • Would like to have seen the big multi-storage compartment for skis and wakeboards like the Crossover has

Standard features include the port rod storage and the center rod locker, hydraulic steering with tilt, handy port and starboard under console tackle drawers, four seats as well as two rear jump seats that fold down to offer you a fully functioning large aft casting platform.

There’s also a 24-gallon aft livewell, the SportTrak accessory brackets for mounting and relocating your fishing accessories anywhere you’d like on the side of your boat, and a top hider to keep the sport top out of the way but still within easy reach for sunny and rainy days.

The 2025 Impact XS boasts a walk-through windshield layout and Lund’s IPS2 hull design, which we love and expect to see in other fishing boats more and more in the coming years. It’s noticeable when turning sharply, giving both control and responsiveness that’s hard to experience elsewhere. Combined with the reverse chines that prevent teetering the Impact will plane quickly without that irritating need to punch the throttle only to have to pull back.

This model is rated for a 200 horsepower motor and will cut through big Lake Michigan waves like a warm knife through butter.

Speaking of big water aluminum boats, this list would not be complete without the legendary 2275 Baron, Lund’s flagship fishing boat model—and unarguably the biggest and baddest aluminum boat on the market right now.

At almost 23’ long and featuring Lund’s IPS2 hull design, which provides you with superior handling in the most aggressive conditions, the Baron can handle anything you throw at it—perfect for large lakes and rough waters.

Having 12 passengers is crazy and only possible because of the wide beam and smart storage compartments.

We’ve done all the research for you and found the best place to buy the 2275 Baron:
Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Length: 22’9”
  • Beam: 102”
  • Weight: 2450 lbs
  • Min./Max. mph: 52/61 mph
  • Fuel tank capacity: 70 gallons
  • Max. person capacity: 12
  • Price starts at $77,036.
What we like:
  • So much space for people and gear
  • Smart, moveable seats and customizable bow lounging
  • Crazy fast performance with awesome handling
  • High freeboards keep you dry
  • An excellent water sport craft
What we don’t like:
  • Thinner aluminum hull than others in its class

Standard features include a port rod storage as well as a center rod locker, a bow and aft livewell, hydraulic tilt steering, a Kicker stereo with two speakers, four cockpit seats along with two rear jump seats, and loads of storage compartments throughout the boat.

The Baron 2275 also comes with Lund’s exclusive Sportrak system, which lets you position your rods and downriggers all around the boat without having to drill any holes as well as the ProLong Plus Livewell System.

Equipped with spray-down hose on the port side, aft, fishing gear or even plates form lunch will get a bath, keeping grime and guts on the outside.

This model is rated for a 400 horsepower motor and when combined with the power strake, it tears up the water.

Built to perform, this feature-rich 18’ tournament fishing boat will provide any angler with every edge over the fish they’re trying to catch—whether it’s rivers or big bodies of water.

The 1875 Pro-V Bass XS boasts a multi-species hull with a bass boat style deck, its layout offers a driver’s side console with optional passenger console. As far as 19-footers go, it’s going to be easier to store, drive and maintain than the 2075 Pro-V beast. The 1875 is also more affordable.

We’ve done all the research for you and found the best place to buy the 1875 Pro-V Bass XS:
Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Length: 18’9”
  • Beam: 96”
  • Weight: 1475 lbs
  • Min./Max. mph: 46/56 mph
  • Fuel tank capacity: 39 gallons
  • Max. person capacity: 5
  • Price starts at $41,214.
What we like:
  • Excellent performance with Lund power strake and reverse chime design
  • Storage capacity out the yin yang
  • So much deck space for casting
  • Moveable pivot chairs
  • Almost garage storage size
What we don’t like:
  • They’ve kinda nailed the 19-footer. We don’t like having nothing to complain about

It features a 28-gallon aft livewell which comes with the ProLong Plus Livewell System, the SportTrak accessory brackets for mounting and sliding fishing accessories anywhere along the side of your boat, port and starboard rod straps, a center rod locker that can hold up to fifteen 9’ rods, and a small cooler compartment that also functions as a convenient step to get on the open bow casting platform.

In addition, hydraulic steering with tilt, a Kicker stereo with two speakers, two ProRide seats in the cockpit, and what gives this model the XS, two extra seats that fold down to offer you an aft casting platform.

Thanks to its wide beam paired with Lund’s IPS hull design, the 1875 Pro-V Bass XS delivers great performance on both shallow water and rough water conditions.

This model is rated for a 200 horsepower motor.

A Short History of the Lund Boats

In 1948 G. Howard Lund built himself an aluminum duck boat that he could transport on the top of his car. Eventually someone from a boat company noticed it and ordered 50 models just like it.

Lund’s boat was noticed for its craftsmanship, a factor in it becoming known shortly thereafter as the “world’s finest fishing boats” and being produced by the Lund Boat Company.

Most fishing tournaments in the northern states of the US and in Canada will have anglers driving boats with the Lund name along the side. The reason for this is the craftsmanship that Howard Lund started out with more than 70 years ago.

While Lund boats include around 30 different models, they are all variations–increased comfort or water sports–on the same successful fishing boat design. There’s going to be a boat that fits everyone’s needs–just as long as fishing is also one of them.

The especially amazing integrated power strake and reverse chime design is particularly lauded for its performance and stability factor, something that is just great for bolting out of the gate toward the right fishing hole and standing on the casting decks.

While design is premium, there are some questions about materials used in Lund boats. Having a wooden deck and wooden transom on aluminum boats can result in a nightmare scenario in the rare occasions where water leaks through the floor.

But alongside innovation awards for Lund boats, most owners are proud of them.

Today, Lund boats are owned by Brunswick Corporation, a company that also owns Crestliner boats, manufacturing cabin cruisers and bowrider boats. Brunswick also owns Mercury outboards, found on all Lund boats.

FAQ – Frequently asked questions about Lund Boats

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    🙋‍♂️What are the best Lund boats?

    It depends mainly on your budget as well as your intended purpose, which in turn will determine the layout and standard features of your boat.

    It’s never easy to pick one specific best Lund boat and that is why we’ve created this thorough guide on the best Lund boats in 2021.

    However, at this very moment, these are our own favorites:

    • 1875 Crossover XS
    • Lund 1975 Tyee
    • Lund 2075 Pro-V
    • 2025 Impact XS
    • Lund 2275 Baron
    • Lund 1875 Pro-V Bass XS

    (read full reviews of each on DIVEIN.com – click the links above)

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    🤔Where are Lund boats built?

    Since 1948, Lund has been building boats from New York Mills in Minnesota.

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    🧐Can Lund boats be used in saltwater?

    Yes, Lund boats can be used in saltwater. Just make sure you give your boat a thorough fresh water rinse after each use.

    Looking for more saltwater fishing boats? Check out our complete guide on the best Boston Whalers boats in 2021.

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    🤨What does IPS mean?

    IPS stands for Integrated Power Strakes.

    Lund’s exclusive IPS hull design consists of a pronounced center keel, a flat pad in the center, and two reverse chines. This powerful combination gives you unparalleled control, stability, and a dry ride.

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    🤷How much does a Lund boat cost?

    Lund boats are offered at a range of prices. Their cost will depend on the size of your boat as well as features included.

    A Lund boat can cost you from $14,147 (Lund 1650 Angler), $18,983 (Lund 1870 Predator), and $22,147 (Lund 1775 Adventure Sport) to $38,800 (1875 Crossover XS), $47,301 (2025 Impact XS), and $77,036 (Lund 2275 Baron).

    Keep exploring and check out our guide on the best bowrider boats money can buy in 2021.

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    🙋🏻What is the best Lund fishing boat?

    That depends on the kind of fishing you do. Do you usually fish in shallow waters or large lakes? Do you usually go bass, crappie, or musky fishing?

    The Lund 2075 Pro-V, for example, is a multi-species boat while the Lund Renegade 1775 was designed for bass fishing in shallow waters that also offers a crappie option.

    For that reason, we’ve created this complete guide on the best Lund boats in 2021.

Looking to buy a Lund boat or are you currently a Lund boat owner yourself?

Let us know in the comment section below your experience with it.

We’re always happy to hear your stories and help you with whatever question you might have.

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