National Geographic : 1967 May
Got kids who like action? Got a wife who likes comfort? Got a yen to go fishing? ... GET A SPORTSMAN! Some boats are soft riding. Some have stability. Some have style. Some are designed for fishing. Some for cruising. Some for skiing. There's never been one boat that does all these things exceptionally well - until now. If you like to fish, but don't like to abandon the wife and kids, the Sportsman is your kind of boat. It has more usable space than conventional boats 2 or 3 feet longer. It has comfortable bucket seats that unfold into sun lounges (if the fish aren't biting, just relax). The floor is flat. There's a casting platform forward where the pointed bow would be if it had one. The split wind shield folds to provide easy access to the foredeck. You can beach the boat and step off without getting your feet wet. And you can button it up with its tonneau cover to make it look like a runabout. The Sportsman has all the sea-going characteristics that distinguish Evinrude's wide-track Gull Wing hull. You ride on a cushion of spray. It's soft, stable, dry. It's the kind of boat that'll get you to where the fishing action is in a hurry -and in solid comfort. It does it quietly, smoothly, economically - with a choice of 90 hp V-4, 120 hp inline-4, or 155 hp V-6. The more you know about boats, the more you'll appre ciate what the Sportsman does for a fisherman - and his family. See the Sportsman at your Evinrude dealer, listed in the Yellow Pages under "Outboard Motors." Catalogfree. Write Evinrude Motors, 4066 N. 27th St., Milwaukee, Wis. 53216. EV14 first in I TRUDE outboards Div. of Outboard Marine Corp.