A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Kodiak Sport 170 Fish & Ski
April 3, 2013
Sometimes it's difficult for a serious angler to find a happy medium that satisfies the need for a tough-as-nails fishing machine and boat that is just as comfortable pulling the kids on a tube. But that's exactly what Polar Kraft was going for with the all-new Polar Kraft Kodiak Sport 170 FS. A true deep-V hull and solid rivet construction provides the soft ride and smooth handling of a higher-end fiberglass boat, but the durability and low-maintenance that comes from top-grade aluminum. Fishing features, of course, are the center of attention, with bow-mounted Minn Kota trolling motor and footswitch, baitwell & livewell, forward pedestal seat, and locking port rod/ski storage. Insert optional bow cushions to quickly convert the fishing package into comfortable lounge for everyone in the family. On cooler mornings, you can simply shut the walk-through windshield to provide protection from the wind. Cockpit seats that flip down securely into the rear casting deck, are also built for comfort and to stow easily when it's time to fish. An oversized livewell, additional locking rod lockers, and a splashwell to quickly evacuate water that comes in over the transom, are also built for the hardcore angler. But when you pull into the driveway, the only things the kids will notice are the optional stainless steel ski tow bar and convenient boarding ladder and swim deck. Well, that and the eye-catching paint job with matching trailer. Families who love camping will also appreciate the optional full enclosure with canopy top and side and aft curtains. This boat is where comfortable family runabout and hardcore fishing machine meet with incredible results.