Fishing & Boating News

G3 Boats' HP Series of Bass Boats Gets Power Rating Boost

Each Model Sees Increase In Horsepower Ratings

by: Blue Heron Communications,

(09/06/2001 - LEBANON, MO.) The HP Series of bass boats introduced just last year were sleek looking and fast running, popular attributes in today's bass boat marketplace. But for 2002, these same boats will perform at a higher standard, thanks to upgraded and increased horsepower ratings on each model.

The HP170, a 17-foot l bass boat has a new rating of 115 horsepower, an increase over last year's rating of 90 horsepower. The 18-foot long HP 180 was rated for 130 horsepower last year. That rating has jumped to 150 horsepower. The largest of these high performance bass boats is the HP 190, measuring 19 feet from bow to stern. Its 150 horsepower rating was increased to 175 horsepower. Like all G3 boats, the HP series are powered by dependable Yamaha outboards.

Also new for 2002 is the choice of the standard single console or the new optional dual console. Both deluxe cockpit command centers feature Yamaha controls, easy to read gauges, tinted windshield and tilt steering with non-feed back steering components. The passenger console on the dual model includes tinted windshield, ample leg room and a convenient lockable glove box.

HP bass boats feature all welded .100 gauge aluminum hull construction for ultimate durability of hull life. With 90-inch beam widths, there's ample room throughout each model for spacious casting decks and wide floors. In enhance the fishing experience, each HP is equipped with Model 752 MotorGuide foot control trolling motors, divided and aerated 19-gallon livewells with livewell control systems, built-in 27 gallon gas tanks (21 gallons on the HP170) for long runs and factory installed Zercom CID-40 in-dash flashers.

Storage compartments are abundant and spacious on HP bass boats with rod management systems in dual rod lockers (one rod locker on HP170) and two storage compartments on the front deck and underseat storage. Additional storage can be found on the back deck compartments on the HP180 and HP190.

All HP models are delivered with the G3 Custom powder coated trailer with transom saver. The polyurethane two component paint finish resists fading, cracking or chipping. Bow and stern lights, heavy-duty bilge pump, stainless steel prop on the HP180 and HP190, three battery trays and four cleats are included for boating convenience.

Like all G3 boats, HP bass boats are powered by Yamaha outboard engines. Buyers of a G3 boat, motor and trailer package also receive the G3 advantage package that includes free resident fishing licenses for the buyer for three years.

For more information on G3's HP Series Bass Boats or to locate the nearest G3 dealership, contact G3 at 901 Cowan Drive, Lebanon, MO 65536, call toll-free at (877) 877-4348, or visit the G3 website at