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NEW FOR 2012: STRATOS 326 XF
Driven to dominate big waters, the Stratos 326 XF brings quality, performance and style that aluminum boats can’t touch
FLIPPIN, ARK. (August 11, 2011)
Serious anglers across the country rely on Stratos Boats to give them the performance advantages it takes to consistently deliver big fish and even bigger tournament wins. In the world of hardcore angling where bigger is often better, Stratos rounds out its lineup of multispecies boats with the all-new 326 XF. Delivering the size and performance to tackle big waters, the beefy 326XF is ideal for anglers in search of giant walleye, trophy pike and monster musky.
Measuring 20 feet, 5 inches, the Stratos 326 XF is rated for 225 horsepower and available with a host of precision-matched, factory-rigged outboards. Built around a sophisticated hull design that provides plenty of hole shot, top-end speed and ultra-responsive handling for navigating rough waters, the 326 XF also benefits from an intuitive layout, which places the battery compartment and 50-gallon fuel tank in line with the keel at midship, resulting in a smoother, drier ride and a more stable fishing surface.
Honeycombed with storage throughout and equipped with fishing features any multispecies angler would want, the 326 XF delivers 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 extra large electronics, while also providing digital, multi-function gauges. Loaded with standard equipment, the 326 XF 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.
Keeping in mind the specific needs of multispecies anglers, the 326 XF also boasts an oversized livewell at the stern, a 5 ½ gallon aerated baitwell on the spacious front deck, complete with a recessed trolling motor foot pedal option. Under the front deck, the center rod storage can easily accommodate a dozen rods up to 8’ in length. In addition, the 326XF includes the ability to add rail systems for downriggers and rod holders for precise bait presentation.
Once the bite slows down, the 326 XF also gives owners an ideal rig for watersports and other on-water recreation. Whether it’s an evening cruise under the available bimini top or pulling friends and family across the wake using the optional ski tow, the 326 XF offers an exceptional level of versatility. With rear flip-up jump seats plus pedestal seats for three passengers, there is plenty of room for multiple people and gear.
The Stratos 326 XF comes paired with a custom-built, tandem-axle trailer. Designed to perfectly match the boat, Stratos trailers are equipped with a super-tough polyurea “Road Armor” protective finish, submersible, LED lights and individually balanced, aluminum wheels. The trailers also feature swing jacks that retract flush to the frame and locking, swing-away tongues. With stainless steel fenders and matching spare, the trailer delivers peace of mind when towing and serves as the perfect complement to the striking good looks of the new Stratos 326 XF.
2012 STRATOS 326 XF
Overall Hull Length: 20 feet, 5 inches
Beam: 100 inches
Maximum HP: 225
Transom Height: 25 inches
Inside Depth: 24.5 inches
Fuel Capacity: (1) 50-gallon tank
Total Persons/Motor/Gear: 2,000 lbs.
Approx. Boat Weight: 2,200 lbs.
Stratos Boats, are built with 100 percent composite construction to provide maximum performance and comfort. Every Stratos® Boat is backed by a limited lifetime warranty on the hull. Each boat is produced with a premium-quality gel-coat finish - made to withstand the elements. Stratos®, Champion® and Elite® are registered trademarks.