Lund boats have continuously improved year after year because of the company's commitment to innovation and pushing the boundaries of what a fishing boat can do.
“There were so many technological breakthroughs that Lund was involved in – making boats bigger, better, stronger.” – Al Lindner, Lund Pro-Staff
In 1948, after spending several years working at a Navy shipyard in California, Howard Lund built his first aluminum duck boat. Lund’s extreme attention to detail resulted in a boat with a superior design to any existing boats of the time.
Howard Lund’s boat caught the attention of an Inland Marine Corporation salesman who ultimately ordered 50 boats. Throughout the decade, the model lineup continued to expand. By 1959, aluminum runabouts were gaining in popularity.
Boating was taking off as a family activity and customers were looking for bigger and better options. Fiberglass boat production began with the acquisition of Shell Lake Boat Company in 1968. The K-16 Surfrider featured Lund’s “Rhino-Tough” hull construction.
The lineup continues to expand with the addition of sailboats and cuddies. The first flat-floor aluminum fishing boat was produced in 1975. The Tyee, offering both fishing and recreation features, was introduced in 1979.
Lund continued to build on its reputation of quality and innovation and became known for using feedback from customers, dealers, and pro-staff to influence boat design across the lineup. The tournament-focused Pro-V is introduced in 1988.
As the company celebrates its 50th anniversary, the engineers continue innovating to keep Lund boats ahead of the competition. Advances like the IPS hull and ProLong livewells are the hallmarks of the decade.
Always focused on serving the serious angler, Lund zeros in on maximizing storage throughout the boat. To help anglers customize their boats, the SportTrak system is introduced in 2003. Fiberglass models return to the lineup in 2008.
In response to customer demand for boats built to serve both fishing enthusiasts and their recreating families, the versatile Impact and Crossover models were introduced. Dashes are redesigned to support more and bigger electronics.
To appeal to multi-species anglers – from bass to walleye to salmon – models like the Renegade and Pro-V Musky are added to the lineup. As the company celebrates 75 years, the redesigned Pro-V is introduced in 2023.