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2022 Sea-Doo FishPro Trophy 170

The FishPro Trophy 170 is designed to satisfy both serious and recreational anglers.

The FishPro Trophy 170 is the flagship of Sea-Doo’s now three-craft-strong FishPro lineup of fishing-capable personal watercraft. Designed to satisfy both serious and recreational anglers, it features all the amenities that made the original model a favorite, while introducing a number of new upgrades hardcore anglers longed for. We evaluated these features out on the water during our test.

Sea-Doo FishPro Trophy 170 running
The FishPro Trophy 170 offers excellent stability at rest and while running. Garrett Cortese

The most welcome addition anglers are likely to applaud is a livewell. Fabricated using the existing 13.5-gallon cooler, it features an in-hull pump, quick-connect hose system, and an aerator that can be set to run continuously or cycle on and off to save power while it saves your bait. When disconnected at the cooler inlet, that same water-supply line can be used as a raw-water washdown hose, rinsing away leftovers on the cooler-top EVA cutting board, or blood and slime spattered by landed fish. 

Trophy 170 controls
The Trophy’s 7-inch Garmin GPS/fish-finder combo is also now a more convenient touchscreen. Garrett Cortese

The Trophy’s 7-inch Garmin GPS/fish-finder combo is also now a more convenient touchscreen; Sea-Doo includes a token for buyers to download regional charts for a rider’s specific area. Rounding things out is a small folding grapnel anchor, housed with a sheath above the portside footwell that’s easily deployable with one hand. And there’s a dual-battery/650-watt generator combo designed to provide the power these additional features demand without leaving you stranded when it’s time to head home. 

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Trophy 170 storage
Storage is easily accessible. Garrett Cortese

The intentionally flatter FishPro saddle also gets a Trophy twist. Remove the aft section and it can be mounted to a pedestal—stored within easy reach—on the cooler and turned into a legitimate swivel fishing seat. The backrest is stored in the craft’s front storage. Install this and you’ve got a comfortable perch great for sight-fishing. It’s also great for kicking back and putting your feet up on the cooler. All the individual parts float, taking the worry out of assembling while on the water. 

Below the fishy trappings, the Trophy is all Sea-Doo at its core. It’s based on the proven GTX hull platform, known for its exceptional stability at rest, a fact that comes into play when casting off the aft platform. Sea-Doo’s familiar and dependable Rotax 1630 ACE engine is featured here in the 170 hp nonsupercharged variant, meaning increased range, lower fuel bills and a top speed of 55 mph. That’s a thrifty, speedy way to get to the fish.

Trophy 170 cooler
A livewell is integrated into the 13.5-gallon cooler. Garrett Cortese

High Points

  • Intelligent debris-free pump keeps the impeller spinning.
  • Full-featured fishing PWC with livewell, swivel seat and anchoring system. 
  • Standard Intelligent Brake & Reverse, with RF theft-prevention key.
Trophy 170 performance data
Sea-Doo FishPro Trophy 170 Certified Test Results Boating Magazine

How We Tested

  • Engine: 170 hp Rotax 1,630 cc ACE-170
  • Pump/Impeller: 155 mm high-pressure/stainless steel
  • Gear Ratio: 1.00:1 Fuel Load: 18 gal. Crew Weight: 155 lb.

Pricing and Specs

Price: $17,995
LOA: 12’2.8″
Beam: 4’1.4″
Dry Weight: 898 lb.
Seat/Weight Capacity: 3/600 lb.
Stowage Capacity: 39.6 gal.
Fuel Capacity: 18.5 gal.

Sea-Doo – Valcourt, Quebec, Canada; 888-272-9222; sea-doo.com

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