How has customer feedback influenced the design?
Feedback from Lund’s Voice of the Customer program, Lund pro-staff and dealers, along with market research influenced this boat’s design in several areas. It certainly was a factor in the redesign team’s focus on identifying opportunities to boost performance and, subsequently, successfully making the refreshed 202 Pro-V GL able to get up on plane faster than ever.
Customer feedback contributed to the addition of on-the-go rod storage at the bow deck and in the cockpit. This feature gives anglers an easy way to quickly secure rods when moving from one fishing area to another.
What are some advantages of the IPS2 fiberglass hull?
The 202 Pro-V GL delivers excellent performance and a dry ride as a result of its IPS2 fiberglass hull. The boat rides high with its nose above the water, and its outward flared freeboards deflect waves and water away from its interior.
This boat has a quick hole shot, and fantastic handling and maneuverability when it’s on plane. These performance attributes are the result of the IPS2 fiberglass hull’s pronounced center pad, set-back transom, full length keel, lifting strakes and reverse chines.
At slower speeds, boat control and agility are just as impressive. The IPS2 fiberglass hull makes the 202 Pro-V GL hug a break line like a train on tracks when drifting or trolling, in either forward or reverse.
What changed with the aft deck and cockpit?
The boat has a roomier cockpit with comfortable seating for six. This was accomplished, in part, by redesigning the aft deck to include integrated jump seats as well as eliminating the storage pods from the outgoing model. The deck improves fishability with its dual seat pedestals, nonslip marine mat covering and massive, 24.5-gallon, 46-inch livewell, which features a divider, pump out and bait net.
These layout, spacing and seating refinements bring recreational benefits. As do the aft deck’s boarding ladder and ski-pylon.
Fit and finish are important priorities with any Lund Boat, how is this seen in the 202 Pro-V GL?
The boat’s styling has been elevated in a number of areas. It comes in 15 color package options and features 75th Anniversary badging.
The fully bonded frameless windshield with custom cast corners also contributes to the boat’s new edgy design. The windshield is for more than good looks, though. It adds extra strength at the boat’s widest point, which is another reason the 202 Pro-V GL is such a dependable performer in rough water.
Completely wood-free construction demonstrates Lund’s commitment to using quality building materials and supporting long-term durability. Other premium components include Pro-Ride seats with air ride pedestals, stainless steel hardware, an upgraded electrical system and improved LED interior lighting.
The purpose-driven console design deserves mention in terms of fit and finish. It has a flat mounting surface with enough space for mounting two 12-inch locators side by side. Backlit, easy-to-read console switches have been added, along with lots of point-of-use storage.