A “Reel” Man’s Boat
Metalite Industries has hit the market with a ruggedized pontoon boat that deserves a class of its own. This bi-hull sporting/fishing boat’s lightweight, open-deck design makes it a boat every avid fisherman should own.
The waters of America will never be quite the same – and neither will the life of Dan Watson of Lenore, ID.
Watson, recently retired, approached Metalite Industries in March of 2010 looking for a pontoon boat with the ability to provide both recreational and outdoorsman capabilities.
According to Watson, The FishHunter gave him more than he bargained for.
“I’ve owned a number of boats in my lifetime, and the FishHunter is by far the best fishing/recreational boat I’ve ever been on!”
The boat is built with extra-durable marine grade aluminum material, and features a user-friendly, open deck, uni-body, vertical bi-hull design with a variety of custom options.
Furthermore, it’s lightweight, rugged design is receiving numerous accolades.
“It has a 90 horsepower motor, and will easily outperform a full-blown jet boat,” Watson said. “I’ve had guys pull up next to me on the water who are baffled there’s no jet!”
Chris Newman, President of Metalite Industries, said The FishHunter bridges the gap between the recreational and sportsman boat-user.
“We wanted to build a boat that will thrive in the rugged outdoors,” Newman said. “We put performance and reliability on high priority, and coupled these features with comfort and function; it can be successful in nearly any environment.”
And Watson’s experience at Priest Rapids on the Columbia River serves as testimony.
“This area of the water, as most experienced fisherman know, is treacherous territory,” Watson said. “The FishHunter handled these waters with comfort and ease.”
Whether it’s fighting an 11 ft. Sturgeon onto The FishHunter’s full walk-around stable deck, riding the waves on an inner-tube with the family, or cruising the vast waters on large lakes, Watson said this boat is the only one to have around.
For more information on The FishHunter, as well as other Metalite products,
please visit or call (800) 541-5880.
* Custom graphics available for boat design based on customer’s preferences
Originally published in Spring 2011 Lewiston-Clarkston Moneysaver,
“Big Kids Toys and Their Toys” Edition.