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The Sportsman 1910 is solid, sure-footed and fun on plane. We clicked off speeds just a hair over 50 mph with a Yamaha 150 SHO twisting a 14.5-inch-by-21-inch stainless-steel three-blade Yamaha wheel. Just 2 inches shy of 20 feet, and weighing 1,375 pounds dry, it’s tough and swift. With a 450-pound two-passenger load and a half tank of fuel, it ripped from 0- to 30- mph in just 4.4 seconds. That’s dragster acceleration, especially for a ’bitty one-fitty. Fuel economy proved equally impressive at 7.3 mpg at 27.4 mph. Even at full bore we made 3.5 mpg.
The console is extra tall and wide to accommodate dual side-by-side 12-inch Lowrance HDS graphs plus the Ranger RIDE digital switching screen just below and to starboard. Start it at the touch of a button.
Handling it was a blast. This sharp hull carves turns hard-over even at higher speeds, with just a bump down on the trim button, slipping slightly through them. It skims over lake chop securely and confidently thanks to its design.
The helm station features a tilt three-spoke sport wheel, and the Helix 9 flanked by electronic analog gauges. The pilot and passenger bucket seats are plush and secure, and the hydraulic BayStar steering is smooth and predictable, though it’s at its limit with the 150 hp Yamaha and 50 mph top speed. The Yamaha throttle/shift/trim control gives the driver all that’s needed. A passenger console is optional, and simply bolts in to provide a dual console look and feel.
The Sportsman has a thick, .100-gauge aluminum all-welded hull. The bow features large dry storage boxes as well as tackle storage lockers flanking the center rod locker. Our tester was equipped with an optional MinnKota Ultrex trolling motor; a Maxum 24v 70-pound thrust troller is standard. A Helix 5 CHIRP graph on the dash is standard; ours had a 9-inch Helix graph with CHIRP sonar at the bow and a second Helix 9 on the dash.
A recessed trolling motor pedal keeps the back strain at bay. The fore and aft decks are roomy enough for two anglers to fish without bumping into each other.
A 33-gallon divided livewell is automatically aerated, and flanked by twin tackle storage boxes. A large aft hatch gives access to the batteries, engine rigging, and an optional three-bank charger.
For 2023, multiple colors are available, including Mossy Oak Break-Up and Shadow Grass.
Go fast, my friend. Go stealthy.
- Excellent for storage; for six 7-foot rods in separate tubes, even labeled with max length, plus added tackle storage.
- This is a boat engineered for easy access behind the skin. Even the remote control is mounted to a removable panel, which is great for snaking new cables, wiring or to service the remote control itself.
- Fun and spirited ride and handling from just 150 hp.
Dry Weight: 1,375 lb.
Seating/Weight Capacity: 4/1,300 lb.
Fuel Capacity: 21 gal.
Livewell Capacity: TK
How We Tested
Engine: Yamaha SHO 150 hp four-stroke
Drive/Prop: Outboard/Yamaha Saltwater Series 14.5” x 21” 3-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 2.0:1
Fuel Load: 13 gal.
Crew Weight: 450 lb.
Price: $55,392 (as tested)
Lebanon, Missouri; g3boats.com