All About Our Smoker Craft Fishing Boats.
Tradition begins with family. That holds true with both Smoker Craft Boats and Premier Boating. Two family-owned and operated companies with a generational passion for boating out on the water. Whether it’s cruising across the lake, soaking up the summer sun, or catching the storytelling fish. The pure happiness that being on the water provides is a feeling that runs deep through our veins and it’s something we strive to share with other families every day.
Our values at Premier Boating are a perfect match with the Smoker Craft Family. This is why we have partnered with Smoker Craft Boats, offering fishing boats with best-in-class value, industry-leading features, and award-winning service and warranty.
What Smoker Craft Offers
For the fisherman dropping nightcrawlers into the secret fishing pond, we’ve got it. For the fisherman flipping and pitching lines across the shores of West Michigan’s inland lakes, we’ve got it. And for the fisherman voyaging through the swells just to see a rod bend, we’ve got it! Smoker Craft Boats offers the perfect fishing boat for all different fishing styles and techniques.
These different styles and techniques may require a tiller, single side console, or the protected walkthrough design. Again, don’t worry, we’ve got it! The fishing boats range in length from 14 feet to 18+ and are constructed with super-wide beam widths. Choose your favorite layout, size, color, and options and we will help get you on the water.
When it comes to industry-leading features, the list for Smoker Craft Boats can be a long one. From the Hydra-Lift Hull design to the Yarblow Ventilation System, the attention to detail and pursuit for innovation runs deep. Let’s take a deeper dive into why a Smoker Craft Fishing Boat offers the best in class on-water adventure.
Hydra-Lift Hull Design
Smoker Craft Boats time-proven Hydra-Lift Performance Hull is a one-piece bottom that offers extreme inner strength, legendary handling, and a high and dry ride!
- Extreme Inner Strength: When you combine Smoker Craft's exclusive Advanced Integrated Rib System (AIRS) with fully integrated side panel lap strakes and a 5-keel construction we create the strongest hull on the water. This superior construction allows for more time focusing on the next big catch and less time focusing on the well-being of the beloved new boat.
- Legendary Handling: Very few fishing boats are compared to sports cars, but Smoker Craft Boats most definitely fits the description. Incorporating the reverse chine hull, 5-keel construction, and the exclusive performance hull tab system you can guarantee quick and easy holeshot. And most importantly with a bow-down attitude during the full acceleration. In addition, you can assure exceptional cornering agility and superior stability at both idling and cruising speeds.
- High And Dry Ride: In Michigan, some of the best times for fishing are when the climate is cooler. Being said, staying dry while running across the lake to “the spot” is extremely important. The reverse chine hull and fully integrated spray rails which are conveniently rolled into the side panels are designed to offer the driest ride possible.
Fresh Catch Livewells
One of the most essential features of any fishing boat is the livewell system. In tournament circumstances, the fish must make it to the weigh-in alive. And for recreational fishers, the fresher the fish, the better! Don’t worry, Smoker Craft Boats has you covered with the Fresh Catch and Fresh Catch Pro livewell systems.
On select models, the extra-large aft livewell comes standard with the Fresh Catch Pro livewell system. The pro version offers recirculating pumps and aerators to push more water and oxygen into the livewell, therefore keeping the fish alive and active. Both are set on timers, therefore set it and forget it. The recirculating feature also serves as a pump-out drainage system. Which means no more reaching into the slimy cold water to pull the drain plug. The main difference between the Fresh Catch Pro and Non-Pro livewell is the recirculating and pump-out feature.
Handy Rod Locker Storage
With any successful fishing trip, the amount of time the lure is in the water becomes paramount. Now, with that being said, having plenty of different technical fishing rods and lures on the boat is key. Much time can be wasted tying new lures onto in some cases, the wrong rod. Having a plethora of various fishing rod setups requires plenty of readily accessible rod storage. No worries, we've got you covered.
Smoker Craft Boats design and build their fishing boats with rod storage in mind. On select models, the boat features top-loading gunnel storage, bow storage, and subfloor storage compartments for fishing rods. From our 14-foot fishing boats to our 18-foot fishing boats, safely store up to 22 fishing rods. Most importantly, all of the compartments are lockable for maximum security at any state park or campground.
Gunnel Tracking System
Long gone are the days where it was acceptable to drill holes into the side of the shiny brand new fishing boat. Smoker Craft’s exclusive Integrated Gunnel Tracking System (IGTS) allows for a simple installation and removal of rod holders, downriggers, and any other fishing gear. The tracking system allows for the fishing accessories to run freely along the gunnel for complete customization of positioning. We’ve teamed up with Bert’s Custom Tackle (we’ll touch base on Bert’s Custom Tackle later) to provide all our fishing gear. This is the perfect match because they design quality gear that is exclusive to the Smoker Craft Boats IGTS.
Yarblow Ventilation System
Innovation in the fishing boat industry is not a term that is tossed around frequently. But for Smoker Craft Boats, innovation is at the forefront of their product design. Meet the exclusive Yarblow Ventilation System. This new technology ensures that rod lockers and storage areas maintain a dry state with the push of a button. This is done by recirculating pressured air throughout the compartments. This feature puts an end to the growth of mold and mildew as well as protects expensive tackle from rust and corrosion. Just another way Smoker Craft Boats pushes to provide more value and peace of mind on the water.
Lifetime 6+ Warranty
For over 50 years, the Smoker family has branded their family name onto the hull side of their fishing boats. This goes to show how dedicated the family is to crafting boats with superior construction and design. Being said, Smoker Craft Boats offer the industry’s best warranty, period.
- Limited lifetime warranty on the hull and structure.
- 6-year warranty on all components, carpet, upholstery, and electronics.
- All parts and labor.
- Transferable to the second owner.
Electronics And Accessories
Graphs and Trolling Motors
Upon entering our dedicated Smoker Craft showroom, you’ll quickly notice that not a single one of our fishing boats is equipped with electronics or accessories. We’ve found that everyone has a personal preference on the graph and trolling motor size, as well as the technological features. And for that reason, we’ve become a “Pick Your Tech” fishing boat dealer. Team Premier has partnered with Humminbird and Lowrance for our graphs, and Minn Kota and Motor Guide for our trolling motors. But don’t worry, our team will even install the electronics of the old fishing boat. Just another way we strive to make the boat buying process fun and simple.
Bert's Custom Tackle
With over 30 years of experience in the fishing industry, Bert’s Custom Tackle guarantees high-quality, American-made fishing gear. Offering a diverse selection of fishing gear, each designed specifically for your fishing needs. Rod holders, trees, corrals, rocket launchers, downrigger bases, planner board mast systems, tool holders, and so much more. And most importantly, Smoker Craft Boats has partnered with Bert’s Custom Tackle to design custom fishing gear exclusively for the Integrated Gunnel Tracking System.
Why Purchase A Fishing Boat From Premier Boating?
We know purchasing a new fishing boat is a huge decision and investment. After helping West Michigan boat buyers through this same decision for over 25 years, we also know buying a new fishing boat can also be a lot of fun! It’s our goal to help guide you so you can make an informed investment in your new fishing boat and hopefully have a blast in the process. We know you certainly will once you’re out on the water.
MORE ABOUT US
When you purchase a fishing boat from us, you’re not just making a transaction, you’re joining a community. Being a family-owned and operated business, we pride ourselves on building lifelong relationships with our customers - giving them priority service, winterization, and storage (at our indoor and outdoor storage facilities). We even offer all our customers LIFELONG discounts at our pro shop.
Ready to explore your fishing boat options? We have three simple ways to take the next step.
- Visit our Virtual Showroom on our website. It’s always fun to click around and look at options!
- Come by our three indoor showrooms off the shore of Gun Lake. We’d love to see you and we have plenty of fishing boats in stock and on display in our indoor showrooms!
- Schedule an appointment. Your time is valuable to us. We’re happy to schedule a time for you to come and look at our indoor fishing boat showroom, with one of our expert team members - when it’s convenient for you - even if it’s outside our normal showroom hours. See Request Form Below!
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