Trophy 1952 WA Captain's Report
Tested By Capt. Bob Smith
Trophy delivers a solid dependable fishing boat that can turn a last minute idea to go fishing into action with this trailerable compact boat. This model is packed with lots of standard fishing features and many options for your own special fishing needs. It is obvious to the casual observer, this boat is designed by people who fish and have a passion to get more people on the water filling the fish boxes on the weekend.
Starting at the Bow
There is an anchor roller and anchor locker on the bow which has welded bow rails and stainless stanchions. You have a nice walkaround on each side of the windshield for working with the anchor or chasing a fish forward. The windshield is high profile, so you get more protection when taking spray over the bow.
In the cockpit, you have an aerated 13-gallon baitwell. Bucket seats for the navigator and driver have removable cushions for cleaning. Buddy seats are just behind the helm section. Molded steps lead up to the walkaround and rod holders are mounted in the top of the gunwales. The engine hatch is a bit heavy, but makes a great stand for getting up higher for casting. The deck has aggressive grip textured surfaces for sure footing.
The non-glare dash console has analog instrumentation set in a non-glare panel, a 12 volt socket for portable gear and a cupholder for the driver. An illuminated compass will help make finding your way back after sunset easier. Engine controls are top mounted binnacle style with trim and tilt switches in the handle.
The cabin door locks so you can keep your gear stowed in here when you jump off for a bite at the marina. The berth inside has plenty of storage below for the life jackets and usual gear on board. One section of the seat lifts up to for access to a portable head in the cabin. Overhead lighting helps after dark and a large portal brings in lots of light and air during the day time.
The Trophy 1952 measures a full 20’ length overall . She has a beam width of only 8’ for true trailerability. She weighs 3,200lbs and has a 55 gallon fuel tank. Draft is 17” with the out drive up and 35” with the outdrive fully down. This Trophy uses fiberglass stringers that are foam filled for rigidity and improved durability.
If solid, dependable fishability are keys to your decision for your next fish boat.
This is a low hours 1.7 Turbo Cummins/Mercruiser diesel with a Alpha one outdrive.