Until August, Lowe dealers are offering a neat upgrade to an already sweet package deal.


The Lowe Stryker comes with everything you need for a day's fishing.

If you like the Lowe Stryker package deal (which starts out a little over $8000) but you want more horsepower than the base 20-hp motor provides, check out the deal they’re offering right now: a 25-hp Mercury, the boat, and trailer, for $9,105. That means you get a 25-percent boost in power, for a boost in cost of well under 10 percent.

What’s the sacrifice? None, except that you have to buy before August to get this deal. All of the other goodies that come with the basic package—a painted trailer, a Minn Kota electric trolling motor, a Lowrance X50 fishfinder, twin live wells, and more—are still included. (Read our detailed review of the Lowe Stryker).

Adding five horses can make quite a difference to a boat of this size, and you can expect to cruise several mph faster with the extra oomph. The larger motor will also help when it comes time to sell the boat, because everyone knows that more power is more better. So check out the deal on the Lowe website , and get those extra ponies while you can!