2000 Champion 203

BASS BOATS • New

$19,923

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2000 CHAMPION 203

Champion 203 a great built boat and A dry riding fishing machine. A great tournament boat or just bass fish for a great price.

Ready for the water.

Contact: Randy Nichols 1 936 537 9278

FYI

Champion Boats was founded by John Storie in 1975. It was located in Mt. Home Arkansas. He began making tri-hull boats in a small shop just outside of Mt Home on Hwy 5 North. Around 1976 he wanted a bigger/faster/better boat in a v-hull style so he sent my grandfather (a salesman) to a Skeeter dealer in Texas and had him buy a plain old gel coat Skeeter Wrangler. They brought it back, ripped it apart, splashed it adding some of this and that and Storie had himself a V-hull. Apparently it was changed so much that while it was related to Skeeter you could hardly tell in terms of performance and ride. They widened it, made the pad a V style rather than concave, pointed the rounded nose, moved the console from the middle to farther back in the boat, wedged the hull, added/subtracted some turn chines and lifting streaks and added the Champion arrow on the side. Storie wanted a rig that was fast, smooth ride and a DRY ride hense the Champion arrow and flaring of the upper hull (this kept you from getting sprayed) This was the beginning of the 86 inch beam Super V's most notably the 16'8. The 16'8 took off like wildfire and that rig sold very well for years. I was told that they wedged the rear of the hull to save weight but soon realized what it did in terms of performance and kept it. Think the 16'8 as the flagship for Champion. The 16'8's were 150 rated and just ran like hell fire. I was told this was around the time when Mercury went from inline 150s to V6 150's. This was back when 65-70 mph was just screaming. My father had a early 1976 16'8 (4th out of the mold) that was orange, Gramps had one that was banana yellow and black, Storie's was black and I think Bill Pace had a blue metal flake one.

The next boat made was the 20'01 which was the first 20ft bass boat on the market. While and excellent boat it really didn't take off until the 200 and 225 came out to reach its full performance potential. It's still known as one of the smoothest 20 foot bass boats ever made.

 

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