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Trophy 1902 WA (2005 - )

1 x 150-hp Mercury Optimax outboard

Brief Summary

The most obvious characteristic of the new 1902 WA is the elevated helm station and massive windshield, designed for anglers that like to fish further offshore, but still want a compact size for easy maneuverability.

Key Features

  • Transferable Limited 10-Year Structural Hull Warranty
  • Stringer System: Fiberglass, Foam Filled
  • Hand-Laid Fiberglass
  • Cushioned V-Berth
  • Portable Head
  • Transom Walk-Through
  • Fishwell with drain
  • Power Tilt & Trim
  • Integral Swim Platform

Test Results

650 3.2 2.8 0.3 10.67 9.28 528 459 65
1000 4.3 3.7 0.7 6.62 5.75 327 285 68
1500 7 6.1 1.4 5 4.35 248 215 72
2000 8.4 7.3 2.3 3.71 3.23 184 160 75
2500 12 10.4 3.9 3.12 2.71 154 134 81
3000 22.5 19.5 4.7 4.78 4.15 236 206 83
3500 27.8 24.2 6.3 4.41 3.84 218 190 83
4000 30.7 26.7 7.9 3.88 3.37 192 167 86
4500 34.4 29.9 10.1 3.42 2.97 169 147 86
5000 37.1 32.3 11.8 3.16 2.75 156 136 89
5500 41.3 35.9 14.7 2.82 2.45 139 121 91


Length Overall 19'1''
Beam 8'0''
Dry Weight 3,618 lbs.
Draft 2'11''
Deadrise/Transom 17 degrees
Bridge Clearance 6'1''
Fuel Capacity 55 gal.
Water Capacity ~

Acceleration Times & Conditions

Time to Plane 2.7 sec.
0 to 30 5.8 sec.
Ratio 1.87:1
Props 3-blade stainless steel
Load 2 pers, full fuel, no water, min. gear
Climate 65 deg., 60% humid., wind: calm; seas: flat

Engine Options

Tested Engine 1 x 150-hp Mercury Optimax outboard
Std. Power 1 x 125-hp Mercury
Opt. Power 1 x 115-hp Mercury Optimax
1 x 115-hp Mercury 4-Stroke
1 x 135-hp Mercury Optimax
1 x 150-hp Mercury Optimax

Captain's Report

Tested By Capt. Ron Svoboda
Despite mother natures attempt to foil the introduction of Trophy’s all new 1903 Walkaround by dispensing three major hurricanes this year, the practical fishing rig finally made its depute.
This new model boasts a sizeable cockpit, giant windshield and a round porthole for the cabin, which gives the Trophy line a distinct, new look.
The most obvious characteristic of this new boat is the elevated helm station and massive windshield, designed for anglers that like to fish where the water gets really rough but want a compact size for easy maneuverability.
Fishing Features Aboard
The business end of the 1902 supplies a transom with a pair of molded swim platforms on either side of a large engine well. The advantage here is that the boat works comfortably as a snorkel and dive platform and not just for fishing. The transom also utilizes a pair of self-draining boxes which can be used for storing fish, beverages or other items.
At the center of the cockpit, a livewell is concealed under a port side seat that will keep you comfortable while waiting for the fish to bite. A matching seat can be found on the starboard side and under its cushion is a deep fish box.
At the Helm
The helm is designed with all the instrumentation and accessory switches on one side of the dash to allow for electronic fish gear and navigational displays on the other side, keeping you well organized. A large stainless steel wheel gives added leverage for easy steering and is complimented by gunwale mounted engine controls. The captain and companion seats are wraparound buckets and are a great improvement over previous models.
Moving Below
Entry into the cabin is through a large bi-fold door that secures open with the help of a snap and strap. Interior space is good enough to store gear, get out of the weather or to simply use the head. Trophy’s round port hole adds light and cross ventilation to the cabin, as well as an unusual look to the exterior of the boat.
Up on the Bow
Getting to the foredeck is accomplished with a pair of narrow side decks that are capped off with a tall railing that looks good and adds to the safety while forward. At the bow, you’ll find just enough room to work your grounding tackle and there is also a convenient anchor locker.
Even though this fish boat measures just over 19 feet, she provides the ride of a much bigger boat. The 8 foot beam is roomy enough for several anglers to work effortlessly, while her dry weight of 3,618 pounds will make towing a breeze for most vehicles.
Equipped with a single, 150 horsepower Mercury Optimax two-stroke the 1902 achieved a top speed of 41.3 miles per hour, while turning 5,500 rpm. At cruise speed, we recorded an economical 22.5 miles per hour which resulted in 4 and three quarter miles per gallon and a range of 236 miles from her 55-gallon fuel tank.
This 19-footer handled rough water and wake crossings with confidence. While her turning ability was good, hard-over maneuvers were met with some propeller cavitation and required backing off the throttle until the prop was able to bite again.
Overall the 1902 WA offers a great entry-level fishing platform for the angler that’s just getting into the sport, and wants a boat that’s capable of both going out with the family for a cruise or heading to the fishing grounds with the guys any day of the week.

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