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New Triton 1650 CC Is A Versatile, Rugged Fishing Machine

Posted: 3/14/2002

Lunker bass in backwater bayous. Rainbow trout in shallow tailraces. Hard-pullin’ redfish in tidal rivers. Giant blue catfish below power dams. Whatever brand of angling action rings your bell, Triton has the perfect boat: the new 1650 CC. It’s a versatile, rugged, all-welded aluminum rig designed for your brand of fishin’.

The new 16500 CC (Center Console) is at home in both fresh and salt water. Spanning 16 feet at the centerline and sporting a wide 74-inch beam, the 1650 CC is perfectly sized for small lakes, shallow rivers and inshore saltwater applications. It has a 50-inch bottom for maximum stability and can handle outboards to 60 horsepower. Weighing 500 pounds less engine and accessories, the 1650 CC has a maximum capacity of 5 persons/800 pounds.

The 1650’s Center Console design provides maximum driver visibility while navigating shallow, stumpy or rocky waters. A front casting deck and rear casting platform with storage are standard on the prop version; an optional jet-hull version comes with a full-sized rear deck. The center console features binnacle control, stainless steel grab rail, windshield and control panel for bilge pump and navigation lights. A large aerated livewell, positioned ahead of the console, keeps your bait frisky and your catch lively. There’s a standard gun/rod box with built-in rod tubes as well as two folding seats.

Triton’s 1650 CC is designed as a rugged, basic fishing’ machine that can be quickly and economically upgraded to suit any angler’s specific needs. The ingenious Lock-Track extruded gunwale system permits the addition of optional fishing or hunting accessories including trolling motor and depth finder brackets, tree clamp, dog boarding ladder and more. The boat is uncarpeted for quick, easy cleanup.

If you think all aluminum boats are alike, wait’ll you compare the construction of Triton’s 1650 CC with that of competing brands. All Triton aluminum boats are crafted from super-tough .100-gauge 5052 aluminum for maximum durability and extraordinary puncture resistance. All-welded construction means there are no rivets to eventually loosen and leak. And while most other aluminum boats use wood in key structural areas such as the transom and floor, there is absolutely no wood in any Triton aluminum boat, including the 1650 CC. Instead, transom and floor are reinforced with high-strength aluminum for maximum longevity. An optional aluminum floor with sound-deadening foam core is also available. The 1650 CC, like all Triton aluminum boats, features a limited lifetime hull warranty.

There’s more big news on the bottom of this rugged boat. It features 6 1.25-inch strakes for enhanced structural integrity and surer handling in hard turns. While competing aluminum boats use a “crimped” keel that actually weakens the hull, Triton insists on a separate oversized aluminum center keel for greatly enhanced impact resistance. A modified bottom especially designed for use with jet outboards can also be specified, as can a tunnel hull for super-shallow running with either a prop or jet engine.

If desired, the 1650 CC can be upgraded with a MotorGuide 743 trolling motor, Lowrance X-29 graph, rod holders and other accessories. Olive green paint is standard, but the boat can also be specified with Mossy Oak’s “Shadow Grass” pattern as an optional paint job. A full Avery duck blind is also available. The 1650 CC comes on a rugged tubular frame trailer.

Triton aluminum boats are built in Aberdeen, Miss. in a state-of-the-art, 92,000 square foot manufacturing complex. The Aberdeen area is famous for aluminum boat production, and the workforce is comprised of over 250 of the most experienced and highly skilled aluminum boat builders in the country. They’re sold exclusively through authorized Triton dealers nationwide.