Boat Review by: Richard Crowder
Returning to its extensive fishing lineup, Lund’s redesigned Fisherman series is designed specifically for trolling for the big lunkers in big waters – salmon, lake trout, muskie, and even walleye pickerel.
At 18’’10’ and 20’10” LOA on an 8’3” beam, both boats provide a commendably safe cockpit depth of just shy of 2.5 feet. The Fisherman series is just one of 16 series in 5 categories of dedicated fishing or combination fishing and family recreational boats comprising dozens of models from Lund.
The two Fisherman series models are virtually identical aside from a two-foot difference in length in the cockpit. This difference reduces the side cockpit rod storage length from 10’ in the 2075 to 8’2” in the 1875, the fuel capacity from 40 to 32 US gallons, the boat weight from 1850 to 1615 pounds, the capacity from 9 to 8 persons, and the maximum recommended horsepower from 200 to 150. Top speed for both models remains the same at a claimed 47 mph.
From here on, all features, equipment, and available options refers to both the 1875 and 2075. Both boats feature uncluttered cockpits for easy mobility and fishability while trolling for the big ones. Both also have Pro Trak gunwales for mounting downriggers in locations of your choice. Safety toe rails surround the cockpit. Centred on the transom is a 35-inch 18 US gallon livewell. A handy bracket with 5 vertical rod holders and 8 tool holders is affixed to the front side of the livewell.
The Fisherman series is a dual-console design with a high three-piece windshield to beat back weather and spray. It features a centre walk-thru to a raised bow platform, and curved side sections provide added protection for the driver and front passenger. A pair of standard seats are provided with one fixed and one removable pedestal. There are five seat bases provided, four in the cockpit and one on the bow platform. A pair of handy flip-down jump seats flank the stern livewell.
Standard storage compartments fill every available space on board. Port and starboard side in-floor bow dry storage compartments with gasket seals fill most of the bow platform. A centre locking rod storage compartment accommodates five rods up to 7’6” plus another five up to 7’2” regardless of which model you choose.
An open storage area is found in the bow trolling motor platform, as well as dedicated battery and miscellaneous storage behind both stern jump seats. Open rod storage is found beneath the port side gunnel with miscellaneous open storage beneath the starboard side gunnel. Both compartments are shorter on the 1875 than on the 2075. Both models have hidden storage behind snap vinyl curtains within the console, as well as a large lockable glove box in the passenger console. The molded console also sports a nifty catch-all tray on top.
The modern yet practical driver’s console features a pair of Mercury analog speedometer and tachometer gauges, each flanked by a smaller gauge in front of the tilt steering wheel. There is a large flat surface on top of the gauge cluster to accommodate your choice of optional navigation/fishfinding electronics. You may select from a total of 10 Lowrance and 16 Humminbird bow or dash-mount units.
You may also choose from 9 standard hull and accent colour combinations with optional accenting graphics. To maximize your fishing comfort in Canadian weather, you will likely want the optional bimini top or the sport top with either a walk-way curtain or the drop fishing curtain, as well as a travel cover and bow rock guard cover.
You will also want to maximize your fishing experience by choosing from one of 13 optional Minn Kota bow mounted trolling motors. To this you should probably add a two or three-bank on-board Minn Kota battery charger. Upgrading to Mercury Smartcraft gauges as well as adding Vessel View and Mercury Active Trim would simplify your boating life as well.
Other great options for consideration include a 9.9 or 15 horsepower Mercury kicker motor, hydraulic steering, a Kicker KMC1 stereo with a pair of speakers, a cockpit in-floor lockable rod locker with ten tubes, hinged solid lockable covers for both the port and starboard below-gunnel store compartments, a transom-mount four-step telescoping swim ladder with platform, snap-in marine mat for the standard vinyl flooring, a bow cushion set with integrated backrest, and a washdown system.
You can also choose from 12 convenience and storage SportTrak brackets, as well as from an extensive list of ProRide or bike or suspension seating with additional fixed or AirRide pedestals. A black Shoreland’r bunk trailer with tongue jack and swing tongue is the basic available trailer, to which you can then choose galvanized instead, or change to rollers and add a second axle, diamond plating, or tie-down.
Whichever model you choose, and however you choose to outfit it, the Lund 1875 or the 2075 Fisherman are an excellent platform for going after the big ones in big waters.
|Dry weight:||1,615 Boat Only lbs||733 Boat Only kg|
|Fuel Capacity:||32 US gal||121 L|
|Base Engine / Drive:||Mercury Outboard|
|Engine HP:||1875 - Max. 150|