A number of our readers ask us information on Fisher Boats manufacturer since there are a number of used Fisher Boats on the market, and people looking to purchase a Fisher boat want to do their research on the company. If you are not interested in the history the short story is that Fisher Boats no longer exists as a brand. It halted production in 2009.
Here is what we found on Fisher Boats after doing some extensive research. Please feel free to comment if we missed something or if you have additional information on the history of the Fisher Boats brand! Thank you to Tracker Marine Group (http://www.trackerboats.com) for confirming and adding information below!
History of Fisher Boats Manufacturer
Start of Fisher Boats
1967 – Fisher Boats was founded by Clifton Miller in 1967 in West Point, Mississippi. It was one of the forerunners in all welded and all aluminum boats.
1972 – Fisher Marine entered the market with the Water Strider 15 Deluxe – a basic 15′ fishing boat featuring 2 swivel chairs.
1978 – Fisher Boats included an expanded offerings to include the updated with their Water Rover 3, Water Strider 3, Water Pacer 3, Marsh Hawk 3-V and the 3-V Pro. Their line eventually included Mod V, Deep V, and Utility fishing boats, as well as pontoon boats.
1990 – One of Fisher Boats’ most productive years included the following models (and featuring over 40 models): 1032, 1232, 1432, 1436, 1436 LW, 1448 AW, 1448 SC AW(*), GUIDE V-14, 150 PRO AVENGER SC(*), 150 PRO AVENGER T(*), 160 PRO AVENGER SC(*), 1648 AW, 1648 SC AW(*), MARSH HUNTER 1648(*), 170 PRO AVENGER SPORT(*), 1700(*), 1710(*), 1754 AW, 1754 CC AW(*), 1754 SC AW(*), 1860 AW, 1860 CC AW(*), 1860 SC AW(*), MARSH HUNTER 1860(*), PRO HAWK 180(*), LIBERTY 180 FISH(**), 18 SPIRIT(**), 2072 AW, 2072 SC AW(*), LIBERTY 180(**), LIBERTY 200 FISH(**), LIBERTY 200(**), FREEDOM 220 DLX(**), FREEDOM 220 FISH(**), LIBERTY 240(**)
Acquisition of Fisher Marine
1990’s – Brunswick Fishing acquires Fisher Marine. Brunswick produced the Fisher, Monarch, and Spectrum brand boats. The Fisher was an all aluminum boat and the Spectrum used the same aluminum hull but included a wood floor.
1996 (June) – Tracker Marine Group acquires Fisher Marine and Spectrum brands.
1998 – Spectrum series models were formally discontinued and folded into Fisher label. They changed to the Fisher Avenger and Fisher Hawk series.
Fisher Marine is Discontinued
2009 – This was the last year that boats were sold under the “Fisher” Brand. Models included the Pro Avenger, Pro Hawk, Guide, Marsh Hunter, Liberty, and Freedom. Production was halted after 2009.
Answers to Questions About Fisher Boats Manufacturer
Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Fisher Boats. Just as a disclaimer I have no affiliation with Fisher Boats, but the brand who bought Fisher boats a while back (Tracker Marine Group) was very helpful in providing information regarding the Fisher Boats Brand when I reached out to them a few years ago.
Who Makes Fisher Boats?
Nobody currently makes Fisher Boats. Tracker Marine Group was the last brand to produce Fisher Boats but they discontinued production in 2009.
Who Makes Fisher Pontoon Boats?
The Fisher Liberty Boat (Fisher Boats’ pontoon model) ceased production under the ownerhip of Tracker Marine Group in 2009. Although they are not the same model, it appears that the Sun Tracker pontoon boats resemble the Fisher Liberty Pontoon Boat now if you wanted to buy a new similar pontoon boat.
Who Made Fisher Boats Manufacturer?
Fisher Boats were originally made by the “Fisher Boats” brand (founded by Clifton Miller) starting in 1967. The original brand was purchased by Brunswick Fishing in 1990, and then Fisher Marine was purchased by Tracker Marine Group until the brand ceased production in 2009.
What Happened to Fisher Boats Manufacturer?
Fisher Boats was bought out by Brunswick Fishing in 1990. The (then) Fisher Marine brand was bought again by Tracker Marine Group, and stopping producing boats by 2009. Tracker Boats most resemble what used to be Fisher Marine boats currently.
Where Can You Find Fisher Boats?
If you are keen in buying used Fisher boats or in selling the one you already have, then we have quite a few suggestions for you to look up for. There are chances of finding Fisher boats with the below mentioned dealers or websites.
- Stamper’s Boat Barn Inc, Miamisburg, Ohio
- iBoats( various used Fisher Boat models are available at present)
- Zeboats (various used Fisher Pontoon Boat models are available at present)
- Boat Trader (a few used Fisher boat models are available at present)
- Oodle (a few used Fisher Pontoon deck boat models are available at present)
- RNR Marine
You can also find a wide range of Bimini tops, canvas and boat covers and other parts for your Fisher boats in many of these websites.
Are Fisher Boats Parts Still Available?
Yes you can find Fisher boats parts in many online sites. Some of which are also mentioned below. You can also find some parts in offline stores though it may be difficult task.
Best Fisher Boat Pontoon Models
Fisher Boats released a wide range of aluminum fishing boats and pontoon boats till 2009. The models which were launched were based on customer suggestions and hence appreciable in terms of performance. Some of the best models in the range are mentioned below:
Liberty Pontoon Boats
Liberty series incorporated luxury and comfort. They are available in some length options. The Liberty 180 which is the entry level pontoon boat in the series is about 19 feet 11 inches in length and 8 feet 2 inch in width. Liberty 200 is 20 feet in length with 8 feet 1 inch width. The Liberty 240 is equipped for both entertainment and fishing. The 25 feet 9 inch pontoon boat has a width of 8 feet 1 inch and has room for 12. The Liberty Pontoons have an all anodized heavy duty aluminum frame. There is padded sun lounge and aft entry ladder. They also have a 9 foot Bimini top. The Liberty pontoons have 36 Quart cooler. There is marine grade carpeting and upholstery. There is bow seating in port and starboard. There is also the L seating in the aft. There is ample under seat storage. They have removable table. The Liberty Pontoons also have the wheelchair access gates. The Liberty 200 and 240 models also feature a pop up changing room. Fish models are also available in the range which may include the necessary gears and seating arrangements intended for fishing. They also have livewells.
Freedom Pontoon Boats
The Freedom models from Fisher are intended for families to have maximum fun. They are available in the lengths 18 to 24 feet with width ranging from 8 feet 1 inches to 8 feet 6 inches. The Freedom models also have the all anodized aluminum frame. They have 11 foot Bimini top. Other features are similar to Liberty Pontoons like cooler, seating options, storage, etc. The Deluxe models in the range are luxurious and spacious. There are also fishing models for those fishing enthusiasts.
Fisher 46 yacht was another famous model build with comfortable sail in mind. The Fisher 170 Pro Avenger is another popular typical fishing boat which is small and inexpensive.