Fishing & Boating News

G3 Fiberglass Bass Boats A First Year Hit

Pro G Series Very Popular

by: Ron Giudice, Blue Heron Communications

(Thursday, November 04,1999 - Lebanon, Mo.) When traditional aluminum boat builder G3 ventured into the fish-eat-fish waters of fiberglass bass boats, they did so with a purpose - to build the best value fiberglass bass boat on the market. If first year results are any indication - mission accomplished.

The G3 Pro G series offers three models, the 18-foot, 5-inch long and 89-inch wide Pro G 185, the 17-foot, 8-inch long and 82-inch wide Pro G 175, and the 16-foot, 8-inch long and 82-inch wide Pro G 165. Built around the revolutionary New Generation hand-laid hull for exceptional maneuverability and a great ride, they all feature a white gelcoat hull and a sequin deck, hull stripe, pinstripe, color coordinated carpet and a three-across bench seat.

A tinted windshield protects the cockpit console equipped with a tachometer, speedometer, fuel gauge, trim gauge and horn. Passenger side consoles are optional for the Pro G 185 and 175 models. Fishing features of the Pro G series include a large flipping deck suitable for multiple anglers, two fold-down fishing chairs with 13-inch fixed extensions, a livewell control system, a bow traction mat, a Humminbird Pro Angler fish finder, rod boxes, storage compartments with insulated doors, and a MotorGuide trolling motor. The MotorGuide 756 with 56-pound thrust and gator mount is on the Pro G 185 while the MotorGuide 743 with 43-pound thrust adorns the Pro G 175 and 165 models.

The Pro G 185 features dual rear livewells, gas-assisted lifts on rod box and bilge access doors, dual-cable steering, an in-floor cooler and three battery trays. It comes standard with a 36-gallon built-in fuel tank and is rated for a maximum 150 horsepower outboard.

The Pro G 175 and 165 have divided rear livewells, gas assisted lifts on the bilge access door, single-cable steering and dual battery trays. The Pro G 175 can carry 24 gallons of fuel with a maximum 130 horsepower engine while the Pro G 165 has a 20 gallon tank and is rated for a maximum of 90 horsepower.

The Pro G boats are powered by the proven technology of Yamaha motors. All G3 boats are backed by warranties that are among the best in the bass boat industry, including a non pro-rated transferable five year hull warranty and two year trailer warranty. The best glass value on the water may well be the G3 Pro G series bass boats.

For more information on G3 Pro G series boats, and for a dealer nearest you, contact G3 Boats at 901 Cowan Drive, Lebanon, MO 65536, call toll-free at 1-877-877-4348 or visit the G3 website at