Hi there. We are selling our 1993 Crestliner V196 Phantom.
To be clear, this isn't just a 1993 Crestliner, it's loaded to the hilt with equipment and it's the perfect setup for your fishing adventure.
We've caught monster fish in this boat, taught kids to fish out of this boat, made memories, drank beer, and talked about life. Now, it's ready for your adventures.
There's a lot of detail here and I'll try to include everything, along with lots of pictures, so please be patient.
Boat: 1993 Crestliner V196 Phantom with SST2 Extended Transom 87" beam Optional Rear Storage Bench Live well--timed/constant with aeration Quad port/starboard flush-mount rod holders in stern and dual rail mount port/starboard front rod holders Complete top set includes bow cover, sun top, side curtains, and aft curtain Complete cockpit cover that covers windshield to back of boat All Seats bottoms have been renewed and cushions have had foam replaced with high-density foam Driver's and Passenger's seats have gas charged height adjust w/swivel Floor is original but is solid with no rot
The boat has always been kept either indoors or on a lift under a canopy. The carpet is original and has one burn spot on the rear starboard side from a cigar smoker All vinyl covers/windows etc. are in perfect condition
Engines: 1993 Evinrude 150-horsepower Intruder 60 degree V-6 NEW POWERHEAD JULY 2011 Power trim and tilt New Carbs/Float bowls September 2016.
1997 Honda 15hp 4-stroke kicker Minn Kota Power Up hydraulic trim and tilt New Fuel Pump September 2016. LOW HOURS. THIS KICKER IS RARE AS IT HAS BOTH REMOTE (controls and start) AND FULL TILLER OPERATION.
Both engines have had regular and complete yearly maintenance Dual Steering connectors--upper Rod connection and lower E.Z. Steer lower unit steering system.
Here's a video of the Evinrude 150-horsepower V-6 launching from a standstill: https://youtu.be/NEpAJXSEDms
Electronics & Accessories: 2005 Minn Kota 80-pound thrust 24-volt motor 60-inch shaft with Power Drive, Auto Pilot, and Co-Pilot remote steering w/integrated transducer Networked to 2005 Lowrance X100C Color Sonar w/ flasher mode 2010 Lowrance HDS 10 GEN II Sounder GPS with MN Lakemaster chip. 2002 Jensen MCC 8525 Marine AM/FM Stereo Cassette W/ NOAA weather radio. 2004 Minn Kota MK330 3-bank 10,10,10, amp fully automatic multiple output onboard charging system Two banks used for two batteries for 24-volt trolling system and one bank for dual 12 starting batteries. 4 each, Group 29 Batteries on board. ALL 8 BATTERIES (2 Starting/2 Deep Cycle) replaced fall of 2015. Dual Phase Battery Management System with power packer automatic battery interlink for dual starting batteries
Trailer: EX Loader Roller Guide Tandem Axle Trailer New disc brakes and 4 new Radial Plus tires with self-lubricating bearing systems on all hubs All trailer lighting is updated and fully functional New brake system automatically and electronically releases when reverse is engaged Trailer was updated with new tires and brake system complete with new spare tire mounted on carrier.
We have all original manuals, receipts, and paperwork.
We've spared no expense in maintaining this setup over the years. If something broke, we fixed it or upgraded it. It's seen things. It's caught fish. It's seen blood and guts. If you're looking for a new boat, this isn't it.
If you want a terrific setup to hit the water with this spring, this is it. It's proven itself and will continue to do so with the next owner. There's a lot here, and I'm sure we're forgetting things. If you have questions feel free to ask.
Boat is currently sitting in storage on a trickle charger set up in Detroit Lakes, MN. It's ready to go today. Can be brought down to the cities if someone's ready to buy it.
Feel free to reach out: 612-843- four one zero two
2013 Suzuki DF9.9THL
Purchased fall of 2013 (September I think) and I would estimate that it has less than 15 hours of run time.
Tiller, 4-Blade High Thrust propeller
Long Shaft (20" transom but is the perfect length for a kicker on a 25" transom boat also)
Electric Start (Also has pull start)
Electric Power Trim & Tilt
2 Cylinder SOHC 4-Stroke, 9.9HP
Digital CDI Ignition
12 Amp Alternator
Great little motor, I just dont use it on the lakes that I go to.
Located in Savage MN, Local pickup or delivery options only.
Heck of a float today! I released 22 and biggest was just over 19. Lotta nice sized fish. My friend was out for the first time on the river and just 2nd time in a yak and he had a ball. Ended up with 8 after he started using my stick baits and got the hang of it. First time up on that stretch this year.
The walleye bite on the East end of Vermilion has been very good since the opener.
Some days can be a little challenging but we have managed to limit out every day out since the opener! Not to often that that has happened!
The average keeper size has been very consistent also. 14" to 16" fish most days out.
Getting a few slot fish also. 26" is our biggest so far but quite a few 20" to 23" walleyes too.
Lindy rigs with a glow bead and pike suckers has been my only presentation since the opener.
Fish are being caught in 14' to 33' depths.