Take note of a frequent-flyer ‘exit row’ occupant settling into the seat of an airliner boasting a few extra inches of leg room, and you’ll immediately sense their appreciation of the added space – all stretched out and visibly relaxed.
Now imagine, if you will, an avid angler sitting within the sturdy aluminum hull of a LUND Rebel XL that’s 3-inches longer, yet offers 7 more inches of cockpit area due to its already ultra-wide stature. The three inches in length, combined with the redesigned console and layout, provides for an amazing seven more inches of space in the cockpit area. To say carrying out the functions of fishing with more elbow room alongside the burliest of buddies is, to state the obvious.
If your dream of relaxing within the wide-open spaces of a fishing-friendly vessel is pleasing, then LUND’s 2013 1650 Rebel XL is the craft the cramped boater has been looking for. This 16-foot, 6-inch boat boasts an 84-inch beam and more compartment space than ever before – including a dual level rod locker with protective divider tubes for 8-foot rods, a large livewell, and a bow deep-cycle battery compartment. Those features, and all storage areas, are easy to access with updated, oversized doors.
The larger-than-ever Rebel XL fishes like a boat twice its size, and it is able to withstand the swells of big bodies of water, yet it can be launched easily on the unimproved ramps of smaller lakes. Additionally, the 1650 Rebel XL is stable whether stationary or on the fly. The improved design also allows anglers to skim the surface with increased horsepower; the 1650 SS and Sport models are now rated to handle a commanding 90HP outboard; and the tiller with a 60HP motor.
Adding to the fishability of LUND’s new Rebel XL series is an innovative multi-base seat option in the bow, as well as an aft platform, with optional aft jump seat, redesigned to offer a single level of footing across the entire back casting platform. The 1650 Rebel XL will be the sharpest looking rig on any waterway, too, with LUND’s optional sporty two-tone paint selection. Last but not least, the redesigned console and optional boarding ladder lend even more upside to the iconic craft.
Larger. Faster. Superior. LUND’s affordable new 1650 Rebel XL has it all.
More features. Lund quality and craftsmanship. More fish in the livewell. All for a lot less money than you’d expect. Lund Boats – Built by fishermen, for fishermen.
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