Captain's ReportNot Your Average WalkaroundTested by Capt. Bob SmithWhat better place to test a real fishing machine than Florida’s intercoastal waterways in Ft. Myers. The Trophy 2902 Walkaround Pro was one of my favorite boats to test. Trophy came out with a new hull color this year they call Sea Foam Green. Now don’t get all green thinking about that! It is actually quiet a nice color for fishing in saltwater environs. After days of work at the Sanibel Harbor Resort Marina, she didn’t show the typical salt spots I usually see with dark hulls.Cockpit FeaturesMy test boat already had the optional anchor windlass that I believe all boats this size should carry. She also already had a hard T-top with windshield wipers installed. You know you are going to be out in some dreary weather chasing fish sometime, so add these important options up front and you’ll keep smiling on your way out to the fish. Trophy has used aggressive non-skid throughout the boat including the wide gunwale tops and all walking surfaces on the exterior. Two steps lead up from the cockpit to the walkway forward so you can fight the fish from the stern to the bow and never lose grip along the way. In the cockpit, under the gunwales you have room to lock in two rods up to 64” long and space at the bottom for loose items held in place by a slotted poly board. Coaming pads surrounded the cockpit for comfort while fighting the prize big ones. Along the gunwale tops are two trolling rod holders on each side. The stern is outfitted with a great bait station. The Pro Pack included a 30-quart cooler, removable bait cutting tray and a large lighted baitwell. A bolt-on aluminum transom carried the hefty Mercury 225 Saltwater outboards. A removable swim ladder also is available here.Helm StationBack up to the cockpit, the helm station has a lockable electronics box in the optional T-top with a handy recess in the top to swing the lid up and lock into the open position. The helm seat has dry storage underneath it with a jump seat behind it. A cup holder and dry box is available for the helmsperson and two more cup holders are molded in the area behind this station. The helm seat is adjustable, and the companion seat has a flip down footrest and also has another jump seat behind it.CabinYou enter the cabin through a lockable sliding door. In here we have a small galley with a sink with hot and cold water, single electric burner, small refrigerator and a space to install a coffee maker. There is lots of storage about and two more rod holders down here. Under the cockpit area is a double bunk that has cargo net storage and room to store an additional 2 rods. Two lights give you enough light for reading at night. This model also includes a full wet head, optional air conditioning, a nice V-berth with storage and a table. I found about 75” of headroom in the cabin and over 21” of headroom in the stern bunk.SpecsThe 2902’s critical measurements were a length overall of 31’5”, but extended on to 33’7” fully rigged. She has a beamy 9’9” width and a 19-degree deadrise, and carries a dry weight of only 8,644 lbs for her size, and a hull draft of only 24”. Adding the engines, she has a total draft of 34” which should get you into many skinny areas where the fish may run. The 2902 can carry up to 218 gallons of fuel and has a fresh water capacity of 30 gallons. Her waste water capacity is also 30 gallons.Performance NumbersIn testing she proved to be a worthy fishing machine. She jumped out of the hole in just 4.2 seconds and was cruising along at thirty miles per hour in just over 10 seconds. She idled at 650 rpms burning about 1.4 gph and cruised at 4500 rpms, which burned about 22.3 gph. At best cruise you can expect to run about 339 miles start to finish. She tops out at 5300 rpms burning 37.6 mph for a range of 257 miles. Sound levels were good, starting at 54 dBa at idle and topping out at 88 dBa at top speed. Out test ride was outfitted with twin 225hp Mercury Saltwater Series outboards.If you want more than the norm for your fishing adventures and need to maximize room aboard, the Trophy 2902 Walkaround has some of the best fishing features and room. Be sure and check them out before you buy your next fish boat.
Test Result Highlights
- Top speed for the Trophy 2902 WA is 49.2 mph (79.2 kph), burning 37.6 gallons per hour (gph) or 142.32 liters per hour (lph).
- Best cruise for the Trophy 2902 WA is 38.5 mph (62 kph), and the boat gets 1.73 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.74 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 339 miles (545.57 kilometers).
- Tested power is 2 x 225-hp Mercury Saltwater.
Standard and Optional Features
|Washdown: Fresh Water||Optional|
|Washdown: Raw Water||Optional|
|Outlet: 12-Volt Acc||Standard|
Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!