Stratos Launches New 20-Foot Multispecies


Stratos Boats, Flippin, AR, has announced the launch of a 2012-model year 20-foot multispecies boat, the 326 XF.  According to the company, the 326XF is ideal for anglers fishing for walleye, pike and musky.  
 
Measuring 20 feet, 5 inches, the Stratos 326 XF is rated for 225 horsepower and available with a host of outboards. The 326 XF’s layout places the battery compartment and 50-gallon fuel tank in line with the keel at midship, with the purpose of producing a smoother, drier ride and a more stable fishing surface.
 
The 326 XF also has a walk-through windshield design, snap-in carpet, three custom-fitted folding seats, integrated drink holders, insulated cooler and lockable storage compartments (port and starboard). At the helm, the 326 XF console provides room to back-mount additional electronics  while also providing digital, multi-function gauges. The unit comes factory equipped with a Humminbird 728 graph, Minn Kota 80lb, 24V trolling motor and 50 amp breaker as well as hydraulic steering and flush-mounted remote throttle control.  
 
For anglers, the 326 XF has a livewell at the stern and a 5 ½ gallon aerated baitwell on the front deck with a recessed trolling motor foot pedal option. Under the front deck, the center rod storage is said to accommodate a dozen rods up to 8-feet in length. Rail systems for downriggers and rod holders for precise bait presentation can be added to the 326 XF.  
 
2012 STRATOS 326 XF
Length: 20 feet, 5 inches
Beam: 100 inches
Maximum HP: 225 hp
Transom Height: 25 inches
Inside Depth: 24.5 inches
Fuel Capacity:  (1) 50-gallon tank
Max Weight Capacity: 2,000 lbs.  
Approx. Boat Weight: 2,200 lbs.