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Brief Summary

Yes, we all know by now how well built and unsinkable the Triumph line is with its Roplene construction process, but the real story with this 195 CC is in the ride. Where we've been tossed about in other boats this size and class, this time we were feeling much more in tune with the ride and handling characteristics of a larger boat. The solid hull disperses wave impacts and that translates into a more solid ride.

Key Features

Specifications

Length Overall 20'
6.10 m
Beam 8' 2''
2.49 m
Dry Weight 2,000 lbs.
907 kg
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 14''
.36 m
- Draft Up N/A
- Draft Down N/A
- Air Draft N/A
Deadrise/Transom 16 deg.
Max Headroom open
Bridge Clearance 92''
2.34 m with t-top
Weight Capacity N/A
Person Capacity N/A
Fuel Capacity 60 gal.
227 L
Water Capacity N/A
Length on Trailer N/A
Height on Trailer N/A
Trailer Weight N/A
Total Weight
(Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
N/A

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 Not Available
Tested Power Currently no test numbers
Opt. Power Various Bombardier, Honda, Mercury, Suzuki and Yamaha
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Captain's Report

Triumph 195 CC
Although the 195 CC has a dry weight of only 2000 lbs, (907 kg) it has the handling of a much heavier boat, and therefore a more solid ride.

In a day when boat builders know their customers, and fishing enthusiasts know boats, it is a bit unusual to see something different. Take the new Triumph 195 Center Console for example. It is, perhaps, the "thinking man’s" fishing boat.

Construction

Why do we say that? It begins with how this boat is built: Triumph is not your typical boat builder. All of the company’s boats are manufactured with a unique process using polyethylene pellets and foam, instead of fiberglass. This process builds a boat in huge one-piece molds that forms the boat’s hull and top deck as one complete unit.

The inside is then filled with foam that gives the hull strength, rigidity, and great impact resistance -- the Achilles heel of fiberglass boats. Added to the 195 is a half-inch non-skid deck also made of polyethylene that is screwed into specially re-enforced locations in the floor, which adds even more strength. The result is a boat that is tough, unsinkable, and is probably the easiest boat to maintain on the market. But that is not where it all ends. Triumph should be credited also for designing a new boat with the features most fishermen want, such as plenty of walk-around room, storage space for rods and gear, and all of the usual fishy features that boats in this class generally have.

Triumph 195 CC
We like the added security of the bow rail, and with its gentle downward slope, it won't catch lines. The T-top is optional and one that we could highly recommend. It also comes with the rocket launchers, spreader light and dome light. We'd like to see that dome light be red/white switchable. In addition to the sun protection, the top also affords additional grab handles, and notice how the supports don’t block the forward vision.

Commercial Grade

What you won’t get in the 195 CC is a boat that looks like all the other boats. The polyethylene hull results in a semi-gloss surface, almost a matte finish, that will appeal to anglers who would rather spend their time fishing, and not compounding and waxing fiberglass to keep it looking new. Because Roplene is resistant to weathering, easy to maintain, and easy to repair, it is the boat of choice for many professional fishing guides who need what is essentially a commercial grade of boat. In this regard the Triumph line is a good alternative to aluminum.The Triumph 195 CC is obviously not made for running out to the canyons, and is intended do bays, estuaries, and coastal work. But because of her solid feel I think that you'll find her surprisingly comfortable even when venturing farther offshore.

Triumph 195 CC
The aft seats are optional (add $852), and removable for a reason. But then the problem becomes, where do you put them? This is typically a two-guy boat so we'd leave them in the truck until the family comes aboard. This boat is powered by a Yamaha 115, our test boat had the Yamaha 150 four-stroke which gave a top speed of 36.5 burning 15.8 gph. Best cruise was 25.7 mph with a 7.7 gph burn. That means a range of 135 miles with a 10% reserve.

Details in Design

Starting at the bow, there is an attractive anchor pulpit that juts forward under a wraparound stainless steel bow rail. The forward fishing deck is expansive with plenty of walk-around room for casting as this 18'6" (5.6m) boat has an8' 2" (2.5 m) beam. There are lined storage compartments port and starboard for your gear, as well as a rope locker at the bow.The 195 CC can also be equipped with a full sun pad that includes an insert for the center, making this open fishing boat very comfortable when the family is onboard.

Triumph 195 CC
This drawing illustrates the how much room there is on the sides of the center console and aft for working fish. A filler piece can be put up forward to make a large casting platform.

Since we do a lot of bottom fishing, we always like to see a pulpit. This has the added benefit of not having to store an anchor and rode in limited storage areas that any boat this size can offer. The forward deck has a filler that turns the bow into a casting platform. With the aft seats left in the truck, you have room to work across the whole aft deck. Two rod holders are provided standard per side, and storage on the fly is in the optional T-top (add $2,627)

Console Features

As you would expect, stainless steel cleats and fittings are used throughout. Our boat was also outfitted with a stout T-top that looks terrific and offers mounts for fishing gear and antennas.

Triumph 195 CC
You can use the upper console recess for storage, but we'd opt for electronics. Lifting the cover brings the see-through window up to swing back. You'll have to swing it back out for closing. Notice how there are circuit breakers next to every rocker switch. No hunting for inline fuses here. We'd like to see the compass mounted in front of the driver. You can't quite see from this shot, but the engine control is mounted almost vertically. We never found that to be comfortable. Bringing the lever up to accelerate is not as natural as forward.

There is plenty of foot space around the center console. The console itself lifts open from the front to gain access to the helm’s wiring as well as a storage compartment for the boat’s batteries. The 195 CC comes pre-wired for an optional trolling motor.The helm features a broad panel that remains uncluttered with minimal black on white gauges that are easy to see. Above the gauges is a compartment to protect the boat’s radios and electronics. The compartment is covered with a clear plastic hatch so you can see an optional fishfinder display screen without opening the cover. Our test boat was equipped with a Clarion AM/FM/CD Sirius satellite radio.The standard stainless steel steering has an attached steering knob. Underneath the steering wheel is a small storage compartment for personal items. There is also a control for the boat’s batteries and a small compartment with a freshwater hose inside.Two seats are provided for the helm, and both are the usual low-end but comfortable and stylish with the Triumph logo stitched into the backrests. The seats also swivel and move forward and back. The stern features two mounts for optional jump seats.

Triumph 195 CC
If you like to fish in any weather, Triumph's got you covered, literally. This optional full console wrap-around (add $691) will keep you fishing regardless of what Mother Nature decides to throw at you, at least as far as rain is concerned.

Performance and Ride

Underway, the Triumph 195 Center Console feels like a heavier boat in that the hull seems to soak up wakes and waves, without the normal pounding and noise you would expect in a boat this size. Triumph tells us that this is the result of how the one-piece design and the polyethylene and foam construction distributes the pressure from the water hitting the hull. The material is more compliant to impacts, which spreads the stress loads and reduces the noise of water transferring vibrations through the hull.The 195 cuts and turns well with no dramatics and stays true to a course. One of the advantages of the boat’s construction is that a small, more fuel-efficient outboard can be used than on boats made of fiberglass that are the same size.Our boat was outfitted with a Yamaha 150 horsepower four-stroke. With this engine, we saw a top speed of 45.4 mph, and a quick three-second time to plane, which is plenty of performance for this boat. Base price with a Yamaha 115 is $34,751. Upgrading to a 150 Yamaha will add $3704. Triumph will power your 195 with an engine from Mercury, Honda, Suzuki, or Evinrude as well. Overall, I think the Triumph 195 Center Console offers a lot of boat for the money with plenty of space onboard, and the type of features that compare favorably with center consoles that cost far more. If you are the type of angler who doesn't want to spend a lot of time maintaining a boat, then the Triumph could be heaven-sent.

Standard and Optional Features

Systems

CD Stereo Optional
Shore Power Standard
Washdown: Raw Water Optional

Exterior Features

Hardtop Optional T-Top
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Platform Optional

Canvas

Bimini Top Optional

Warranty

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