Contact: Josh Ward
Blue Heron Communications
NEW FOR 2009: STRATOS 385XF
Bringing features, performance and value with serious Multi-Species appeal
MURFREESBORO, TENN. (September 16, 2008)
The introduction of the Stratos® XT Series in 2007 delivered an all-fiberglass, value packed fishing platform that caught the attention of tournament anglers, weekend fishermen and families across the country. The 1760DV, introduced by Stratos® earlier this year, gave similar rewards to those looking for features and performance at a price they could afford. New for 2009, the Stratos® 385XF is positioned to bring the same advantages – quality fiberglass construction, incredible value, serious fishing features –to multi-species fishermen at a price unmatched by the age-old designs of aluminum models.
The Stratos® 385XF is rated for a maximum 200 horsepower, giving it the agility and muscle to handle the chop of Lake Erie or long runs on Lake Oahe. With an overall length of 18 feet 6 inches and a broad 99-inch beam, the all-fiberglass 385XF delivers responsive handling and a remarkably stable fishing platform – even under the toughest fishing conditions. Featuring an inside depth of 25 inches, anglers and passengers will remain comfortable and dry during long runs, trolling or while fishing with a secured anchor.
The Stratos® 385XF comes with a 24-volt Minn Kota® 70-pound trolling motor, Humminbird® 323 electronics, no-feedback steering and starboard-side boarding ladder as standard equipment. Available in three configurations – single console, dual console and walk-thru windshield – the 385XF is packed with fishing features including an air-ride-equipped driver’s seat and a trio of custom-fitted, high-back folding seats that can be used in any of five pedestal positions – front deck, rear deck or cockpit – providing versatility when trolling and casting or with multiple anglers on board. With an oversized, aerated livewell with removable bait bag and an 8-foot center rod locker complete with a 12-tube organizer and a bevy of lockable storage under the front deck, the 385XF has space for anything a guide, tournament pro or family will need while on the water.
Centered by 32 gallons of fuel capacity, bow panel switches and a console panel that displays speed, tach, fuel and trim, the Stratos® 385XF also comes matched with a custom, Road Armor Equipped® trailer featuring no-maintenance oil bath hubs, stainless steel fenders, brakes and a locking, swing-away tongue as standard equipment.
Available with an XF Package upgrade, the Stratos® 385 adds an additional host of features including an mp3 capable marine stereo system, a Universal Sonar equipped Minn Kota® trolling motor, 5x2 on-board battery charger, snap-in carpet for easy cleaning and stainless steel handrails for rod holders, downriggers and other gear. For more precise positioning, the boat can also be factory rigged with a 9.9 horsepower kicker motor and Humminbird® GPS system for $3,700 – making a fully-rigged, tournament-ready Stratos® 385XF, complete with a 200 horsepower Mercury Optimax® outboard, sell for an incredible $37,595* – thousands less than its aluminum competitors. With such a long list of standard features and factory-installed equipment, the only real surprise is the affordable price.
* = 2009 Manufacturer’s suggested retail pricing based on package as listed
Overall Length: 18 feet, 6 inches
Beam: 99 inches
Maximum Horsepower: 200
Fuel Capacity: 32 gallons
Total Person, Motor, Gear: 1,900 lbs.
Length on Trailer with Swing-Away Tongue Open: 20 feet, 7 inches
Stratos® Boats, are built with 100 percent composite construction to provide maximum performance and comfort. Every Stratos® Boat is backed by a lifetime limited warranty on the hull. Each boat is produced with a high-quality CP Armorcote® gel-coat finish made to withstand the elements.