Fish and sport aluminum boats provide so much versatility, and the new Alumacraft Competitor FSX 175 Sport is a prime example of that, delivering a trailerable boat that you can use to fish for different species in different kinds of weather and still have a great experience.
It all starts with Alumacraft’s 2XB hull: a riveted, two-plated hull that reduces sound and vibration on the water from bow to stern. Plus, its sharper bow entry helps it knife through pesky lake and river chop. Add in the fully enclosed, tall walk-through windshield that keeps your crew protected from wind and spray, and you’ve got a freshwater-fishing platform for all seasons.
Alumacraft offers outboard power ranging from 90 to 150 hp from all the major engine manufacturers: Mercury, Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki. You can also add a 10 to 15 hp kicker for trolling duty, as well as a bow-mounted Minn Kota electric trolling motor.
The main cockpit can be configured with up to four pedestal seats—three come standard—and there’s an additional pedestal mount on the bow and stern casting platforms. Twin transom jump seats feature high-backed flip-up backrests with grab handles mounted nearby for security underway. No matter what, there’s a comfortable spot on board for up to six passengers.
As far as fishability goes, two aerated livewells come standard, each with timers so that you don’t absentmindedly drain your batteries. Folding cleats help keep the deck clear of snags and potential toe-stubbers when fighting a fish. There’s lockable rod storage in the bow as well as in the main cockpit to starboard. Both rod lockers can hold rods up to 8 feet long. The boat is pre-wired for one of the optional 12-/24-volt Minn Kota trolling motors. The Alumatrac system on the gunwales allows you to add lots of different accessories, including rod holders, cup holders and electronics.
Done fishing? Drop in the optional ski pylon, and break out the water skis. A rear deck comfort mat provides cushioning when kneeling to pull in a fish or assisting swimmers back into the boat.
- Flip-up -high-back transom jump seats come with nearby grab handles, so passengers can enjoy a safe and secure ride.
- Riveted V-hull design with 2XB construction gives the Competitor FSX 175 Sport a smoother ride in lake chop and helps deaden noise and vibration on the water.
- A 13-gallon insulated built-in cooler lets you bring refreshments along for the crew.
- Ski pylon base gives this boat sporty versatility; just add the optional pylon for towing skiers and wakeboarders.
Pricing and Specs
|Dry Weight:||1,375 lb.|
|Seat/Weight Capacity:||6/1,500 lb.|
|Fuel Capacity:||34 gal.|
|Available Power:||Outboard to 150 hp|
Alumacraft Boats – St. Peter, Minnesota; alumacraft.com