Fishing & Boating News

2017 Sportsman 18

by: Scott Turnage,

Sportsman Package
Photo by courtesy G3 Boats
Sportsman Overhead
Photo by courtesy G3 Boats
(Mar 6, 2017 - Lebanon, MO)

New for 2017, G3 is proud to introduce the new Sportsman 18 bass boat, a complete package designed to fulfill experienced anglers’ “wish list” of features and benefits for their next boat.

The Sportsman 18 has all the fishing necessities, including deck space, storage and layout to impress anglers everywhere. This is one boat that exceeds expectations from the start, as it hits the “sweet spot” in length at an impressive 18’ 10”. Pair this ideal hull with a Yamaha VF115 SHO motor, and you have a first class combination of power and performance.

The plus-sized front deck, with a beam of 92”, allows freedom of movement; enough to dance with your next “great catch” from gunnel to gunnel. A lockable, dry storage box and organized rod locker are located nearby to your bow fishing location, which features a comfortable pedestal high- back chair and recessed trolling motor foot control. Even the “step to front deck” furnishes an extra storage area. A separate deck compartment includes a convenient cooler for quick refreshment.

A spacious 33 gallon divided livewell with pump-out is flanked by more tackle storage on the stern deck. The comfortable seating also provides under-seat storage for quick access to small items.

The stylish console provides a true “command central” as quality Faria® gauges, in-dash color Garmin® fishfinder and Yamaha controls all give the serious sportsman total control over his fishing opportunities. A standard 2 bank battery charger makes sure you’re always ready to go!

The Sportsman 18 is standard with hydraulic steering, a new in-dash Garmin® Striker 4, GPS color fishfinder w/ CHIRP ClearVu sonar, plus a Minn Kota® 12 Volt, 55 lb. thrust trolling motor.

For the selective fisherman, the new Sportsman 18 comes in your choice of carpeted decks or vinyl decks, in custom painted two-tone, Red / Silver or Blue / Silver. Also available in two Mossy Oak® Camo patterns; breakup or shadowgrass.

Boat Specifications

Length..................... 1810Beam...................... 92
Bottom Width............ 64Transom Height.......... 20
Hull Gauge............... .100 Maximum HP............ Yamaha 115 Fuel Capacity.............. 21 gallons

Livewell Dim. & Cap. ...15x 4533 g.

G3 Boats is a Yamaha-owned boat company and manufactures over 100 models of aluminum fishing boats and pontoons at their location in Lebanon, Missouri.

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