G3 Angler V185 SF

G3's Angler V185 SF provides plenty of fishing and water-sports fun.

G3 Angler V185 SF

LOA: 18'5"
Beam: 8'0"
Dry Weight: 1,820 lb. (without engine)
Seating/Weight Capacity: 8/1,800 lb.
Fuel Capacity: 33 gal.

G3 Angler V185 SF

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G3 Angler V185 SF

G3 Angler V185 SF

G3 Angler V185 SF

G3 Angler V185 SF

G3 Angler V185 SF

G3 Angler V185 SF

G3 Angler V185 SF

G3 Angler V185 SF

G3 Angler V185 SF

G3 Angler V185 SF

G3 builds its deep-V V185 SF boat to tame rough water with a smooth ride and provide plenty of fishing and water-sports fun to double the return on a boater’s investment.

The three-piece riveted hull design is as durable as they come in aluminum boats, with heavy stringers and bulkheads secured to a double-plated, 100-gauge, tough aluminum hull. In our test the full-length riveted keel added strength and superior tracking when we circled back over wakes to test its mettle. The boat crossed the worst we could throw at it with a steady, dry ride, spreading the full force of the impact through the tough hull and structure, and saving the crew from the worst of the pounding. During wide-open-throttle runs, four hull-lifting strakes raised it quickly to plane. With plenty of trim, it stepped up almost like a performance bass boat on pad. The high bow and strong chines deflected spray and kept the ride dry. The capable fisher topped the speedo at 58.5 mph.

The V185 is standard with three pedestal seats, and two more jump seats pop out of the aft casting deck. Between them, a 15-gallon livewell is ready to keep the catch fresh and lively. At the bow a 19-gallon livewell stands ready for the larger catch. Both livewells are aerated and equipped with recirculating pumps.

Rod storage abounds. A large, bow rod locker includes six tip tubes and rod butt sockets to secure 7-foot rods. Another rod compartment in the gunwale is lockable.

For comfort and sleek looks, the cockpit is protected by a tempered glass wraparound windshield. Step through to the forward casting deck, which can be equipped with a casting chair and a trolling motor. We liked the standard Alpine stereo on board with dual cone speakers that gave us rich bass and crisp treble sounds. A tow pylon, boarding platform and ladder are welcome additions for swimmers, tube riders and wakeboard enthusiasts.

As fishable as it is, the V185 SF stands ready to bring smiles to your family when the rods are stowed and the afternoon’s fun turns to hanging out, riding and touring your favorite waters.

Buyer's Spotlight
*Tough urethane paint and custom graphics come in red or blue.
*Custom powder-coated trailer provides easy ­launching and loading.
*Alpine receiver's Bluetooth streams audio from smartphones and MP3 players.
*New bike seat option has adjustable pole.

Specs
LOA: 18'5"
Beam: 8'0"
Dry Weight: 1,820 lb. (without engine)
Seating/Weight Capacity: 8/1,800 lb.
Fuel Capacity: 33 gal.

How We Tested
Engine: Yamaha F200XB
Prop: 14¼" x 18" stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 1.86:1
Fuel Load: 16 gal.
Crew Weight: 350 lb.

Price
$34,495 (base); $39,995 (as tested)

Contact
G3 Boats
Lebanon, Missouri; 800-588-9787; g3boats.com