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Crestliner Sportfish 1750 (Not in Production)
(w/ 1 x 115-hp Yamaha)

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Brief Summary

The 1750 is the newest entry into the Sportfish line, and she brings with her many features to boast about. She can also easily transform from a fish boat to a skiboat when needed.

This model has been replaced with the 1850 Sportfish.

Key Features

The most distinctive feature on the 1750 Sportfish is her versatility to be either a fishboat or a skiboat with a quick and easy transformation at the bow. This model comes with a task light that’s mounted on the bow to allow better visibility when fishing in the dark. Her beam of only 7’ 5” also makes her trailerable by most vehicles. There are grab rails and courtesy lights throughout the boat for increased safety. A neat feature on this model is the rear benchseat that can almost instantly become a large casting platform if needed. There’s also a 22-gallon livewell to store your catch.


Length Overall 17' 1''
Beam 7' 5''
Dry Weight 1,300 lbs.
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 3' 5''
- Draft Up N/A
- Draft Down N/A
- Air Draft N/A
Deadrise/Transom N/A
Max Headroom N/A
Bridge Clearance N/A
Weight Capacity N/A
Person Capacity N/A
Fuel Capacity 31 gal.
Water Capacity none
Length on Trailer N/A
Height on Trailer N/A
Trailer Weight N/A
Total Weight
(Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Std. Power 1x 115-hp outboard
Tested Power 1 x 115-hp Yamaha
Opt. Power Any outboard

Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
1500 6.8 5.9 1.7 4.1 3.6 115 100 66
2000 8.4 7.3 2.5 3.3 2.9 93 81 72
2500 11.3 9.8 4.4 2.6 2.2 72 62 71
3000 20.2 17.5 5.2 3.9 3.4 109 95 79
3500 25.7 22.3 5.8 4.5 3.9 124 108 80
4000 29.9 26.0 6.6 4.5 3.9 126 110 81
4500 34.8 30.3 8.0 4.4 3.8 122 106 84
5000 42.0 36.5 13.0 3.2 2.8 90 79 88
5000 37.9 32.9 9.0 4.2 3.7 117 102 86
1500 100 185 10.90 6.44 1.75 66
2000 81 150 13.50 9.46 1.42 72
2500 62 116 18.20 16.66 1.09 71
3000 95 175 32.50 19.68 1.66 79
3500 108 200 41.40 21.96 1.90 80
4000 110 203 48.10 24.98 1.93 81
4500 106 196 56.00 30.28 1.86 84
5000 79 145 67.60 49.21 1.38 88
5000 102 188 61.00 34.07 1.79 86

All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

Performance Chart

Performance Chart

Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

Time To Plane 3.0 sec.
0 to 30 7.0 sec.
Ratio 2:1
Props 19 3 blade stainless steel
Load 2 persons, 1/4 fuel, no water, min. gear
Climate 66 deg., 54% humid., wind: 5 knots; seas: light chop

Captain's Report

The 1750 Offers Versatility For Both Fish And Ski Enthusiasts Gull Lake in Brainerd Minnesota proved to be a perfect spot for testing the capabilities of Crestliner’s new Sportfish 1750 outboard. It was pleasantly cool for this Floridian transplant. The changing weather from sunny to overcast and stormy gave us plenty of opportunity to challenge the Sportfish’s abilities in changing environments. We had to run out between the rain squalls to keep the test equipment dry, but she responded nimbly each time and dodged the big clouds with ease.The 1750 Sportfish is Crestliner’s newest entry level boat for the Sportfish line. It may be entry level, but that is all that seems small about this craft. She carries an 89” beam and a length of 17’ 1”. At this size, she fits in most garages or carports. She only weighs 1300 lbs, which makes her very trailerable by most vehicles designed for towing. John Janousek, Crestliner’s National Promotional Manager, had my test boat around the lot and in the water before I could even get to the dock to help! It doesn’t surprise me that this is one of their most popular models.If you are looking for rivets to hold this hull together, quit looking. Crestliner claims to have innovated the welded hull design back in 1964. They are very confident of the utility of the welded hull design. Until 2003 models came out, they offered a “20 plus 3” warranty on their boats. This year it has changed to a “Lifetime plus 3” guarantee. Their website has complete details. This design helps them provide you with almost the same look you get with most fiberglass hull designs in fishing boats. The Baked Armor-Guard paint process and Crestliner graphics package give you a nice look usually not found on an aluminum hull boat.Up front you have room for the optional trolling motor. The trolling motor panel includes a 12/24-volt switch and main motor tilt switch. They know what it is like to try to bait a hook in the dark, so they have a task light mounted in the back of the bow navigation light. A waterproof switch on top turns on a small flashlight type bulb so you can watch yourself put the hook in your finger! No more excuses. This light doesn’t interfere with the navigation lights and is small enough not to wash out your night vision.The bow changes from fish identity to ski identity almost as fast as Superman changes identity. Remove the forward fish seat and pole, flip the port and starboard sides of the floor up to make padded seats and you are ready to go skiing! Very smart use of space!The Sport windshield is a walk-thru, but unlike most of its cousins out there, there are no side support bars to create huge blind spots. Even when the sun did finally peak out, I couldn’t find any glare spots to annoy me.The cockpit area seats were very comfortable. The Pro Form II seats mounted on eleven-inch posts allow swivel and removal if you chose. The companion area has a large non-glare glove box. There are safety grab rails and courtesy lights here in the cockpit. The helm instruments and switches were laid out for easy access. The tilt wheel is comfortable from the elevated deluxe helm.While in fishing identity, you will find she is ready to tackle the big fish. The side panels come low to the floor to form toeholds when you need some leverage to fight the big fish. You can lock your rods away in the lockable storage on the port side.The rear bench seat is a sweet change for 2003. Flip it over and you have a large casting platform! There is an aerated 22-gallon livewell with baitwell here. The 25” transom is ready to hang any motor you wish from a 90 hp to 150 horses. There is even room to add your kicker motor here.Handling was firm and responsive. Best cruise on this model was at 4000 rpm. At cruise you may expect to run about 29.9 mph and burn about 6.6 gph or 4.53 miles per gallon. She was quiet at 81 dbA. Top speed was 42 mph, burning 13 gph or 3.24 miles per gallon. For a multi-purpose boat, she has a quick hole shot at 3 seconds. She took 7 seconds to reach 30 mph using the 115 hp Yamaha.From bow to stern, this Sportfish 1750 is ready to blast off in a fishing contest or rocket you up onto your skis. How often can you get one boat with two identities like this? Check out more details about Crestliner’s Sportfish 1750 here at our website or at a dealer near you.By Capt. Bob SmithTest Captain

Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Crestliner Sportfish 1750 (Not in Production) is 37.9 mph (61 kph), burning 9.0 gallons per hour (gph) or 34.06 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Crestliner Sportfish 1750 (Not in Production) is 29.9 mph (48.1 kph), and the boat gets 4.53 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.93 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 126 miles (202.78 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 1 x 115-hp Yamaha.

Standard and Optional Features

Marine Electronics

Fishfinder Optional


Battery Charger/Converter Optional Max Pro
CD Stereo Optional

Exterior Features

Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Platform Optional


Bimini Top Standard


NMMA Certification Yes
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