LITTLE FALLS, Minn (Feb. 5, 2014) – Today, Larson Boat Group announced the introduction of Striper Boat’s new 20-foot center console 200CC that feels and fishes bigger than its stature looks. According to Rob Parmentier, President and CEO of Larson Boat Group, “The Striper 200CC comes at you with an ‘I Am Ready Attitude.’ As you approach the boat, the first thing you notice is the aggressive sheer line. This provides the boat with a big stance in the water for a very dry ride. Moving mid-ship toward the stern from the sweeping bow flair, the sheer line straightens out to give the 200CC big fishability and noticeable personality.” Parmentier concluded, “I challenged our design and engineering group to give me a boat with attitude, and the Striper 200CC accomplishes that.”
The 200CC is built with our one-piece Fibercore™ hand-laid composite stringer system construction, providing the owner and passengers with a solid boat with added support and reduced vibration. The 200CC hull employs Striper's V-Trac™ hull design for maximum steering control while minimizing shaking and porpoising. The 200CC uses a very large 6-inch chine area for improved handling, stability and control when you are in search of that perfect fishing spot
With power options from Mercury, Evinrude, or Yamaha, the Striper 200CC is sure to put you on the fish in no time. Engine options range from 115 to 200 horsepower, providing the owner with enough engine power to get you to the fish fast and safely. An industry-leading 91-gallon fuel capacity for a 20-foot center console ensures huge range to cover the largest water surface you desire to fish. The 200CC has a large bilge access panel to diagnose and service your boat for ease of maintenance.
Battery and pump access is conveniently located under the removable starboard jump seat that is held in place with a pressure latch. When the seat is removed, the additional 6 inches puts you closer to the fish-fighting action. On the port side is the standard 16-gallon baitwell station with cutting-board lid. Just in front of this baitwell station is an additional jump seat. Transom optional equipment includes a bait prep table or center transom flip-up seat with backrest (available when the optional leaning post baitwell is not chosen).
There are two large, 12-gallon macerator fish boxes found port and starboard in the cockpit floor, maximizing space not normally found in a 20-foot center console. Those fish boxes are prepped and ready after you catch your fish using the integrated toe keepers and padded side rails. Built-in gunnel port and starboard rod storage keeps your equipment ready for use and out of the way while running to your next fishing hole.
A huge center console with lockable, front-door entry serves as the central command station for this fishing machine. A large console with room for up to two 10-inch graphics, a stainless-steel steering wheel with turning knob, tall windscreen, and a 12-volt receiver are ready to take you where the fish are. The lockable center-console compartment comes standard with plenty of storage for your gear or an optional portable head. Standard is a white powder-coated leaning post with footrest and 54-quart carry-on cooler. If you plan on fishing all day, add the optional 45-gallon leaning post baitwell with integrated rocket launchers for your gear, easily accessible to hook that keeper. Add the optional T-Top and rocket launchers with either canvas or fiberglass hardtop for a full day of serious fishing.
When the day is done and you are heading back to shore with a hard-fought victory, the 200CC has comfortable amenities such as two 24-gallon bow fish boxes. Your day’s catch has a home for the ride back to the dock. Add optional bow seating cushions and side combing pads for a seating area for those who might not want to fish, but would rather relax or sun. For that complete day on the water for all passengers, add the optional bow filler cushion to the optional bow cushions and pads to make a sunpad for a complete entertaining or relaxing space on board that feels bigger than 20-foot center console. Access to the boat from the dock or water is easy with a starboard swing-door walk-thru transom door that doubles as a backrest.
After your fish boxes are full, the standard transom baitwell is empty, and you are heading back to shore, the standard galvanized trailer is ready to carry your boat and catch home.
“The new 200CC is a compact, fishing machine that will allow Striper owners to get on the fish and stay on the fish with creature comforts found on larger center consoles, so you can spend the afternoon on the water with family and friends, outside of fishing,” said Ron Sahr, Larson Boat Group Director of Engineering.