Although Luhrs ceased production and went into bankruptcy in 2012, MB Marine Industries then purchased the brand.
This company (which formerly included Hunter, Silverton, and Mainship) produced inboard-powered sport-fishing boats in express and convertible models. They were well-known for providing a value to the buyer, with lower than average price-points for the LOA. MB Marine industries has said it is committed to "continuing the 60 year legacy started by founder Henry Luhrs, by honoring his vision, his dream and passion that made Luhrs one of the oldest boat companies in the world".
The 31 Open IPS is a great sportfishing boat, engineered to offer the best performance and accommodations for its size. The 31 Open IPS sports a long list of standard features that most manufacturers offer only as pricey options, so you can start fishing and cruising in comfort right away. Intelligently designed, the 31 features a wide beam for stablility and a Carolina flare for a dry ride - add the standard Volvo IPS propulsion system, and you truly have a thoroughbred fishing machine. Bring the family for a cruise or your crew for hardcore fishing - either way, the Luhrs 31 Open IPS is the boat for you.
The 31 Open' s Volvo IPS system represents a breakthrough in fishboat propulsion. This advanced system gives the Luhrs 31 a higher top speed, better fuel economy, less vibration, less noise and less exhaust fumes than her traditionally-powered competitors. You can get an edge on the fish with the available Volvo IPS "sportfish mode". And after an exciting day's fishing, Volvo's IPS joystick control will allow you to dock with ease.