The motto at Alumacraft boats is Family. Fishing. Forever. Alumacraft has been a major presence in the fishing world for over 70 years. Alumacraft is all about the boating community. They are fishing boats created by fishing enthusiasts for fishing enthusiasts. Alumacraft boats stay in families for generations.

Originally founded in 1893 as the Flour City Ornamental Iron Company, the company produced the iron that sustained construction efforts in Minneapolis/St. Paul. The company switched to producing airplane parts and aluminum pontoons during World War 2 and afterward used the surplus metal and skilled labor to produce aluminum fishing boats.

The Alumacraft name and brand first appeared in 1946. In 1970 the company was bought by Timpte Industries, Inc. and they moved to a 100,000 square foot facility in St. Peter, MN, which has been their home to this day. In 1974 Alumacraft boats purchased General Marine Corp. in Arkadelphia, AR, adding a line of southern boats to their inventory. In 1996, Alumacraft’s golden anniversary, they sold over 500,000 boats, making Alumacraft one of the largest boat manufacturers in the country.

The formula at Alumacraft boats is simple: hire the best available people, listen to the customers, and build the boats they want. It’s been a proven philosophy that’s led to 70 years of success, and they plan to employ it for the next 70 years.

What Are Alumacraft Boats?

Alumacraft boats are memory-making machines. They stay in families for generations. They lead the market in innovation. They require virtually no hull maintenance. The Alumacraft way involves durability, innovation, talented employees, and an unwavering dedication to the customer.

What Are the Different Designs?

Alumacraft boats come in 16 different series, each with a variety of models, for a total of 86 different vessels. They include:

Trophy Series

The Trophy series is the ideal interior depth for family fun or big-water fishing. These models come in 16′ 8″ to 20′ 8″ lengths and feature an open bow or center rod storage option, two large live wells with bait bags, built-in jump seats, ski pylon compatibility (185-205 models), and a wide, carpeted gunwale with integrated Alumatrac system. There are five models in this series.

T-Pro Series

The T-Pro series are fishing boats with a tournament-preferred freeboard depth. They come in Side-Console, Double Bubble, and Walk-Thru window models. They have center bow 8′ rod storage and port 9′ rod storage. They have two tournament-sized live wells with bait bags, a dry storage compartment in the bow, and a wide, carpeted gunwale with integrated Alumatrac system for the added interior room. There are four models in this series.

Edge Series

The Edge series is the ideal family ski and fish boat. It comes in 17′ 9″ and 18′ 9″ lengths. It features built-in, oversize jump seats, ski pylon compatibility, independent ski, wakeboard, and fishing rod storage, and a standard 4-speaker AM/FM stereo. There are two models in the Edge series.

Shadow Series

The Shadow series is designed to turn heads. It is available in 17′ 5″ to5″ lengths. There are Side Console and Walk-Thru windshield models. The Shadow series sports a unique paint scheme, console insets, and seat design. All the seats are air ride, and the CS and Sports models boast an upgraded steering wheel and under console nets. The Shadow series also includes additional locking latches and unique LED lighting in the bow. There are nine models in the Shadow series.

Competitor Series

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The Competitor series is a purpose-built, multi-species fishing boat. It is available in Tiller, Side Console, Double Bubble, and Walk-Thru windshield models. It comes in lengths ranging from 16′ 7″ to 20′ 8″. Models 175 to 205 have a built-in 52 quart cooler and a one-level, elevated interior deck. All models have two tournament-sized live wells with bait bags, musky-length fishing rod storage, a tournament-preferred freeboard deck, and an extruded gunwale with integrated Alumatrac system for the added interior room. There are 12 models in the Shadow series.

Voyageur Series

The Voyageur series features Tiller, Side Console, Double Bubble, and Walk-Thru windshield models. Their length (17′ 10″) and beam (7′ 4″) are best-in-class. They have a center bow and side rod storage and a one-level, elevated interior deck. Voyageur models also include an extruded gunwale with integrated Alumatrac system for the added interior room. There are three models in the Voyageur series.

Classic Series

The Classic series is a family- and budget-friendly classic! Models feature Tiller, Side Console, Double Bubble, and Walk-Thru windshields. They have a 34-gallon live well and a bait well in the bow. They have both port and starboard fishing rod storage and a one-level, elevated interior floorboard. The Classic series also has an extruded gunwale and integrated Alumatrac system for the added interior room. There are three models in the Classic series.

Escape Series

The Escape series of Alumacraft boats have both Tiller and Side Console models. They come in 14 ‘6″ and 16’ 6″ models. They have an easy access, portable fuel tank, a large live well in the bow, port rod storage, and an extruded gunwale and integrated Alumatrac system for added interior storage. There are four models in the Escape series.

Bay Boats

Bay Boats are a central-console, skinny water, and Intracoastal fishing boat. They come in 18′ and 20′ lengths and feature a modified V-hull design with full, walk-around floor space. They have front and rear casting platforms and an optional prop tunnel. Bay Boats come in two models.

Bass Series

The Bass series is the ultimate bass fishing machine. They range from 16′ 5″ to 20′ 5″ in length with fiberglass consoles and tons of storage throughout. They have a bow and aft casting platforms and seating for five. The bow and aft fishing chairs are re-positionable, and they have up to 8′ of an extra rod storage. There are five models in the Bass series.

Crappie Series

The Crappie series has a 16′ Deluxe and 14′ Jon model. They have an open, roomy floor plan. The Deluxe model has 8′ starboard rod storage, and the Jon model has flip-up, under-seat storage.

Welded MV Series

These Alumacraft boats are tough and durable fishing, hunting, and working boats. They come in Tiller, Side Console, and Center Console models. Boats range from 15′ to 20′ in length and have a .102 ga. all-weld hull. They have durable welded floors and under-bow storage. There are 16 models in the Welded MV series.

Riveted Jons

Riveted Jons are available in 10′ to 18′ lengths. The V14 and V16 models have a flat floor option. They are easy to carry on top of a car. They have an easy-access, portable fuel tank and optional oarlocks. There are 11 models of Riveted Jons.

Waterfowler Series

The Waterfowler series comes in 15′ and 16′ lengths. They have welded floor and side panels and an easy-access, portable fuel tank. There is both under-bow storage and aft storage with a hinged lid. A lockable gun box is an option. There are two models in the Waterfowler series.

Utility Boats

Utility Boats are available in 12′ to 16′ lengths. V14 and V16 have flat floor options. They are easy to transport on top of a car. They have an easy-access, portable fuel tank. Oar locks are optional. There are four models of Utility boats.

Yukon Series

The Yukon series is the perfect all-around lodge, resort, or camp boat. It is only available in a Tiller model. It boasts a clean design with no raised interior bow deck. It has a large aft live well and both port and starboard storage. The integrated Alumatrac system allows for the added interior room. There are two boats in the Yukon series.

Price Ranges

Pricing for Alumacraft boats varies widely depending on the vessel and the options selected.  Listed below are the price ranges for each of the 16 categories of Alumacraft boats.

Conclusion

Alumacraft boats offer a wide range of fishing and recreational options, with something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a fishing vessel with all the bells and whistles or a simple rowboat, you’ll find what you need in an Alumacraft boat. Serving sporting enthusiasts for over 70 years, Alumacraft boats have provided generations of pleasure for millions of families. Alumacraft boats always have been, and always will be, made in the U.S.A. Skilled employees, excellent materials, and evolving designs assure there is an Alumacraft boat for every taste and budget.