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  Updated 8/29/10

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04 Champion 206DC 25" Tempest Plus, 10" Slidemaster, Lowrance 480 GPS,  GOMA - LA
03 250 Yamaha VMax Lowrance X97, MinnKota Maxxum 74#.  PHOTO
  Propshaft is 3.5" below pad. 71 mph @ 5750 rpm (gps).  PHOTO
  "Boat is White with Dk Blue bottom, carpet & console.  PHOTO
  Has a Yellow, Blue and Red gel fade stripe. Been a Skeeter  
  man forever. Would be hard to go back. Trying to set boat  
  up. Have run several props. Also run a 25" Trophy Plus  
  with a blowout ring. Seems to handle better and the speed  
  is about the same but turns 5900 to 6000 rpms. Looking  
  for a 26 Trophy to try and trade for the 25."  
03 Champion 188DC 25" Renegade, 10" SlideMaster, Lowrance X71, X85,  Speedbump - TX
04 200 Evinrude Lowrance LMS 3300C, MinnKota Maxxum 67#.  
  Motor is 3" off transom. 71 mph (speedo). "The boat  
  chines pretty bad above 68-69 mph....I need to get some  
  measurements on the motor height. This is my 2nd   
  Champion, I traded my 1993 191 DC Elite with a 1993  
  Evinrude 150 Intruder in on this boat. This boat has a   
  better ride than my old one did."  
02 Champion 193 25" Tempest Plus, 8" Slidemaster, Garmin 168,   Poe400 - SC
02 200 Merc Lowrance X49, Motorguide Tour Edition 82#.  
  Motor is 4" off the transom. 72 mph @ 5850 rpm (gps).  
  "Boger worked Tempest, hydraulic steering, handles like  
  a dream - rough water happy! No chine walk, moderate  
  holeshot."  
91 Champion 190 DC Tempest prop, Powerlift jackplate, Lowrance LMS 350, Ridendecide196 - KS
92 200 Mercury Lowrance digital depth gauge, Motorguide Tour Edition.  
  70 mph @ 6100-6200 rpm. "Hydraulic steering, lighted  
  boxes, 2 bank onboard charger, hot foot, new Champion  
  seats. I'm only 23 years old and my first bass boat.  
  Wanted one since I was a little kid, finally got one!  
  Like they say, ridendecide, once you ride in a Champion,   
  you won't want anything else! "Except the newest model  
  available!"  
94 Champion 186 25" Trophy, 6" CMC, 2 Lowrance X75's, 2 Lowrance  Stu924 - TX
     DCX Elite 1240's. MinnKota Maxxum 74#.  PHOTO
98 175 Merc EFI    
99 Champion 187 Elite Lowrance X65, Lowrance LMS 160, Motorguide TM.  Kris - IL
99 175 Evinrude 73 mph (speedo).  
01 ChampioN  24" Turbo, 10" jackplate, Lowrance X19, X17  BobJ - NY
     206 Elite Motorguide TourEdition 109# TM. Propshaft is 2" below  
01 225 Merc EFI pad.  62 mph @ 5600 rpm (gps).  
01 Champion 196 Elite 25" Tempest, 8" Slidemaster, Lowrance LMX 240 (dash),  B Milam - TX
01 200 Yamaha Lowrance X71 (bow), Motorguide TE 82#.  PHOTO
  65 mph @ 4700 rpm (gps).  
  "The new "beam-forward" design is awesome! I've owned  
  2 other Champions and this one is the best so far. I am  
  a little disappointed with the top speed but the ride is great  
  and the hole shot is fast. I really like the wider decks. I can  
  fish 3 people on the front deck with no problems. I love this  
  boat. I've fished out of many different boats and the   
  Champion is the best by far. Especially the ride! South  
  Texas has some of the roughest water in the country and  
  Champion is the only boat that can handle it day in and day  
  out."  
99 Champion 191 DC 24" Raker, 8" Hydro-Jack, Minnkota Maxxum 74#.  MN Champion - MN
03 200 Evinrude HO 71.6 mph @ 6000 rpm (gps).  PHOTO
04 Champion 187DCX Lowrance X87 (bow), Lowrance LCX-15MT GPS. YankeeGoneSouthern - TN
04 150 XR6 Merc MinnKota TM. "Great Boat, thanks to Todd and crew at  PHOTO       PHOTO
  C&O Marine. Still trying to get greak-in done. Will post  PHOTO       PHOTO
  more later."  PHOTO       PHOTO
04 Champion  25" Yamaha ProSeries, 10" jackplate, Lowrance LMS320,  Paxbasser - MD
     DC206 Elite Lowrance X87, MinnKota Maxxum 101#.  PHOTO
03 250 Yamaha VMax "This is my first NEW boat, by far it is a great upgrade.  PHOTO
  Thanks to Todd Morgan (C&O Marine) and his crew for   PHOTO
  getting my Christmas present in time for winter. I got to test  PHOTO
  her on the Potomac for a couple of hours, rides great."  PHOTO
97 Champion 181 27" Renegade, 6" Rite Hite, Lowrance electronics,  Mike181 - TN
97 150 Yamaha MotorGuide TM. 62 mph @ 5300 rpm (gps).  PHOTO
  "Very pleased with all around performance and layout of the  
  181. It handles great for 18' Boat. It's not the fastest boat  
  I've ever owned, but it rides better than any 18' boat I've  
  ridden in."  
03 Champion 188 Elite 25" Trophy Plus, 10" Slidemaster, Lowrance X15, X71,  Champ188 - IL
03 200 Merc MinnKota 74#. "18'8" dual console Champion. I am very   
  happy with this boat and don't think that I could have made  
  a better choice. I previously owned a Triton and I loved  
  that boat but this is a true performer and I took the  
  challenge and the Champ came out on top."  
93 Champion 204SCX 25 detuned to 24" Tempest Plus (Boger), Panther 450  Champ204SCX - SC
03 200 Evinrude HO hydraulic jackplate w/2" Panther spacer, 8" total.  PHOTO      PHOTO
  Garmin 240's (2), Lowrance GlobalMap 12, Motorguide  PHOTO      PHOTO
  Tour TR-82#. Motor is 4.5" off transom.  PHOTO      PHOTO
  70.5 mph @ 6100 rpm (gps).  
93 Champion 190DC 25" Yamaha, 4" jackplate, Lowrance electronics,   Ace93 - TX
93 200 Merc Motorguide TM. Propshaft is 2" below the pad.  
  65 mph @ 5700 rpm (speedo). "This is my first real  
  bassboat and I will really consider buying other Champion  
  boats in the future because of the quality of craftmanship  
  and ride."  
04 Champion 198DCX 25M Yamaha, 10" jackplate, Lowrance LMS-320,  F150owner - TN
04 Yamaha VMax Lowrance X87, MinnKota 74# TM.   PHOTO
                  HPDI Propshaft is 3.5" below the pad. 5500 rpm.  PHOTO
  "This is my first Champion. The ride is awesome.   PHOTO
  Hole shot is fantastic. My former boat was a 2003 Triton  PHOTO
  TR19 w/200 Opti. The Champion 198 blows it away as   PHOTO
  far as ride, hole shot, deck space, ease of trailering and  
  and storage. The "ride and decide" logo is not a dare.   
  Once you ride in a Champion you'll be hooked.   
  If any of you have questions please email me.  
  Thanks - Duane."  
04 Champion 203 25" Yamaha, 10" jackplate, Lowrance flasher, X87,  BamaBasser - AL
03 250 Yamaha VMax X15 GPS, MinnKota 74#  
  "This is my first Champion, can't believe the quality and  
  attention to detail, haven't found one thing that I would   
  change. I only have a few hours on the motor but it looks  
  like around 74 mph is what I can expect after I get it broke  
  in; I'll repost with new numbers. I've owned several new   
  boats and if there is a better boat made I haven't seen it."  
99 Champion 202 27" Yamaha ProSeries, Lowrance X85, MinnKota 101#.  Bassass007 - AR
99 225 Yamaha 74 mph @ 5400 rpm (speedo).  
00 ChampioN 191DC 24" Trophy, 6" Slidemaster, Lowrance X85, X55,  ChampioN in KY
00 200 Merc Motorguide 765. Propshaft is 4" below the pad.  
  70 mph @ 6000 rpm (gps).  
99 Champion 171 24" PowerTech, 8" R&R jackplate, Lowrance X65,   TubeJigger - MN
00 140 Suzuki X25 flasher, Motorguide 767. Propshaft is 3.5" below the  
  pad. 61 mph @ 5900 rpm (speedo). "Champs are the  
  BEST! The 171 fishes like an 18 footer. By far the best  
  17ft bass boat out there."  
02 Champion 193 24" Raker, 10" SlideRite, Lowrance X65, LMS 320,  High Hook - PA
02 200 Evinrude Motorguide TE782. Motor is 5.5" over the transom.  
  69 mph @ 5650 rpm (speedo). "I will repost speeds as  
  soon as I get over the 20 hour check-up. This boat really  
  flies. But if really starts to chine at about 68 mph. I'm still   
  working with jackplate height. I'm still learning how the   
  boat rides. The fit and finish of the boat is excellent. I have  
  to say so far it's everything I could have dreamed of." HH  
00 Champion 203DCX Lowrance X15 GPS/DF at helm, Lowrance X47 on   Larry - SC
00 200 Yamaha VMax forward deck, dual temp sensors. Motorguide 767.  PHOTO
  "This has been the best boat I could have hoped for. I was  PHOTO
  hesitant to go from single console to dual, but after doing it  PHOTO
  I will ALWAYS have a dual. Fishing partners appreciate  PHOTO
  it and the deck and floor space of a Champion 203  
  provides plenty of room for gear, partner and more. I have  
  fished 3 from the Champ and had enough room. The rod  
  lockers are so large that after packing my rods I realized  
  I had room for more! The storage layout is great and   
  smaller storage areas behind the seat are perfect for the   
  little things ya want at hand but always end up in the bow  
  at the bottom. Will run 67 mph with decks clear of   
  pedestals and one person+ full gear.  
  Pndered 225 hp at point of purchase, but 200 VMax runs  
  strong and is a good match for me (never caught a fish  
  over 30 mph anyway). I added Attwood livewell pumpout  
  and retractable rod straps on front deck. The feature I like  
  the best about this boat is the clean dn well designed dash  
  and instruments and most of all...no fake plastic wood!!!  
  Dash is all white figerglass gel coat with white bezel gauges  
  and stainless trim."  
97 Champion 202 DCX 25" Trophy, 8" Rite Hite, Lowrance Global Map 2000  WV Hound Dog - IN
      Elite (dash), Lowrance 1240A (dash), Brute 765 TM.  
97 225 Mariner Propshaft is 3" below the pad. 71 mph @ 5600 rpm (gps).  
            (Offshore) "This boat has everything I thought I would never have!  
  Tandem axle w/ brakes, Lowrance GPS, as well as in dash  
  1240A flasher and a X55 up front. Hot foot, turn signal  
  trim, onboard Tri-bank charger. All the goodies I guess.  
  I went from a 18' 1980 Astroglass Fish-N-Ski with a good  
  old Merc 140 on it to this setup. It's like going from a   
  Volkswagen to a Corvette!  I love it!!"  
93 Champion 176DCR 25" Predator, Lowrance X85, Garmin 160,  Erwin 1958 - TX
     Mariner 150 Lowrance 1240A, Motorguide hand control TM.  PHOTO
  61.7 mph @ 5400 rpm (gps). "Just got this one to replace  PHOTO
  "Old Red" . She died at sea LOL. Looked at a lot of  PHOTO
  older Champs and finally found this one in very good shape.  
  White/Teal. Like the HUGE livewell and the deck insert/  
  box a lot better. First time for a hand control and so  
  far I kinda like it. Will take some more getting used to but I  
  do like not having the pedal and cable in the way. Not as   
  much deck space on these as some of the aircraft carrier  
  landing decks the 201's and others have, LOL.   
04 Champion Yamaha prop, 10" Slidemaster, Lowrance LCF-1440,  StormR - NC
     206 DCX Elite LMS-320, Lowrance X87. MinnKota Maxxum 101#.  PHOTO
04 250 Yamaha HPDI "Picked up on 8/13/03, only have 2 hours on motor. The  PHOTO
  boat's quality is second to none. Other equipment:  PHOTO
  Ladder, Hamby's, hour meter under driver console, had  
  locks put on rear deck storage, hot foot, tilt steering,  
  lock-r-bar, SS fenders, trailer tongue steps, Quatro  
  arrow, white instrument gauges, auto bilge addition. Would  
  like to thank the moderators and all others that maintain  
  the BBC website, This is the best place to interact with   
  other bassboat owners."  
04 Champion Lowrance X87's (2), Motorguide TR-82.  Brent - TN
     206 DC Elite Low 70's @ 5500 rpm (speedo). "Only have 3 hours on   PHOTO     PHOTO
04 250 Yamaha HPDI motor."  PHOTO
03 Champion 206 Elite 25" Yamaha, 10" R&R jackplate, Lowrance X87,  Spidergrub - MD
03 250 Yamaha MinnKota Maxxum 74#.  "New boat from Todd at C&O  PHOTO
  Marine. This is the first Champion boat I've ever owned  PHOTO
          Updated 9/5/03.... and the first NEW fiberglass boat that I've ever purchased.  PHOTO
  Champion is everything that I read and more. I just love  PHOTO
  this boat. She's been extremely forgiving to a novice driver  
  like me. Has easily handled any water condition that I have  
  encountered so far, can only guess that it will only get  
  better as I get more seat time. What a great boat."  
01 Champion 26" Tempest Plus, 10" C&M, Garmin 320C, 3500C GPS,  James - LA
     196 Elite Garmin 250C, Motorguide 82#. 68 mph (gps).  PHOTO
01 200 Merc Optimax    
93 Champion 180  23" Raker, 6" CMC, Humminbird Strata 128,   BobsC3 - IL
     SCX Elite Humminbird Trifinder, Motorguide 67# TM.  PHOTO
93 150 Johnson 68 mph @ 5500 rpm (speedo). "Great handling and riding  
            Fast Strike boat. This is my first ChampioN but it definitely won't be  
  my last. I love the attention to detail that is built into the  
  boat. The 150 FastStrike is the best running carburated  
  outboard I have seen.  Hot or cold it runs great. The 68   
  mph is on a cool day with me alone and about 1/4 tank   
  of gas."  
87 Champion 184DC Eagle FishElite 320, MotorGuide TM.  Oldcatcher - NY
89 150 Merc XR4    PHOTO     PHOTO
98 Champion  25" Tempest, Lowrance X91, X75, Motorguide 756 TM,  Hookman81 - SC
     203 DCX 72 mph @ 5800 rpm (speedo).  PHOTO
99 225 Merc EFI "Second Champ, absolutely the best!!!"  
03 Champion  25" Renegade, Lowrance X97 (bow), X97 (dash),  Ogcj - TX
     196 Elite DCX Motorguide TR82. "Great fishing machine."  PHOTO
03 200 Evinrude    
97 Champion 181 DCX 25" Renegade, 6" Rite Hite, Lowrance 1240A, X65, Boatracer706765 - MO
97 150 Evinrude Motorguide Brute 56. Propshaft is 3.5" below the pad.  
            Intruder 70 mph @ 5500 rpm (speedo). "I love this boat, would   
  never go back to any other brand."  
    Updated 5/29/03.... "I re-jetted the motor and got 200 rpm and 4-5 mph, plust  
  lots more bow lift."  
88 Champion 184DC 24" Laser II, Lowrance X16, Motorguide TM.  Racecardrvr44 - CA
88 175 Mariner "First time bass boat owners, looking forward to lots of   
  fishing!"  
03 Champion  25" Tempest Plus, 10" Bob's hydraulic, Lowrance X97   MNBassman - MN
     187 DC CX on console, Lowrance X91 on bow, MinnKota Maxxum  
03 175 Merc Optimax 74#. Propshaft is 3.5" below the pad. 64 mph @ 5600  
  rpm (gps). "Very smooth ride, fishes nice...some problems  
  with factory rigging, guess I expected more quality control  
  from Champion."  
97 Champion 181 SX 25" Tempest, Eagle Fishmark 320, Motorguide 3 bank   Champman - MN
99 150 Yamaha VMax x 15 amp onboard charger w/remote, Motorguide Brute  
  756.  
89 Champion 176 24" Raker, BottomLine Pro, Eagle Piranha,   Bassinfool - TX
89 GT150 Johnson Motorguide 12/24 TM. 55 mph @ 5000 rpm (speedo).  PHOTO
  "Hi ya'll, great to see there is a site for just Champion boat  PHOTO
  owners, I have had mine now for over a year and love it..  PHOTO
  Would like to get a 20-21 footer but cannot afford right  PHOTO
  now. Started club tournament fishing about a year ago,   PHOTO
  great place to meet new people."  
03 Champion 27T1 Yamaha, 10" Slidemaster, Lowrance LMS320  BassinEngineer - NC
     206 Elite DCX with GPS & temp, Lowrance X87 w/temp.   PHOTO
03 250 Yamaha  Motorguide Tour 82# TR-FB. "Just got it 4/24/03.   PHOTO
            VMax HPDI Will update data as I get it (prop height, WOT speed, rpm,  
  etc.)  Love it so far!  
  Additional features: hot foot, hydraulic steering, blinker  
  trim, Teleflex gauges w/silver bezels, water pressur gauge,  
  hour meter, DualPro 2 pol charger, step up cooler, rod  
  buckles, Osprey rod system, spare prop holder, swim  
  ladder, keel guard, Aurora cover, Yamaha motor cover,  
  tandem trailer w/brakes, retractable tongue, backup lights,   
  stainless fenders w/aluminum diamond plate on top."  
98 Champion 191 Elite 25" Tempest, 8" C&H jackplate, Eagle 240 Accura,  CrappieKiller - MO
98 200 Merc Lowrance 1240A, Motorguide 757 Brute.  
  70 mph @ 6000 rpm (gps).  
03 Champion 196 25" Tempest Plus, 10" SlideRite, Lowrance X71, Teleflex,  Rawbass - WI
03 200 Merc Motorguide 82# Tour Pro. 74 mph @ 5500 rpm (gps).  PHOTO
  "Finally got my 2003 196 Champ. Colors: Yellow hull and   PHOTO
  top cap, Black w/Red flake trophy, Scarlet stripes.   
  A stand out boat that looks super sharp. Handles like a   
  dream. I got 74 mph tournament loaded last week. Had   
  some problems w/factory rigging but got it straightened   
  out."    
92 Champion 201 25" Trophy Plus, 8" R & R jackplate, Lowrance 1240A,  RKramjet - MO
98 200 Yamaha VMax Humminbird Wide Optic, Motorguide 42# Brute.  
  Propshasft is 3" below the pad. 64 mph @ 5600 rpm (gps).  
  "Great dry ride and handling in rough or smooth water.  
  201's are a little narrower, but that gets you into tighter  
  spots in timber and easier towing and storage.  
  64 mph gps heavy load in choppy water, 70 mph light load  
  smooth water. Heavy steering at WOT, may try to lower  
  motor 1/2". Carburated 200 gets about 4 mph when  
  running 3/4 throttle on this boat. White and Silver, pretty  
  boat no cracks. Bought right in June 02, and still running  
  the setup it had then."  
92 Champion 201 Elite 22" Raker, Garmin 240, Garmin 160, Motorguide 67#,   Redneckjames - MI
92 200 Johnson GT 56 mph @ 6500 rpm (gps). "Looking to do some prop  PHOTO
  testing this spring."  
95 Champion  24" Raker, 6" Hydro, Lowrance LMS300, Eagle Magna II  Todd - OH
     186 Contender Motorguide Brute 45# TM. Propshaft is 3.5" below the   
95 175 Johnson pad.  59.4 mph @ 5500 rpm (gps).  
  "First time I had it out and my first glass boat.  What a ride!  
  I ran out of lake as I felt it get up on the pad, would suspect  
  62 to 64 mph from what I've read. It is a fantastic boat and  
  I look forward to many years of enjoyment from it.   
  Hopefully it'll catch some fish for me as well!!"  
01 Champion 190SX 24" Trophy, 8" R&R jackplate, Lowrance X85A,   Fledderw - MN
01 200 Merc EFI MinnKota 65# AP. Propshasft is 3.5" below the pad.  
  67 mph @ 5800 rpm (gps). White gelcoat with Navy Blue  
  polyflake trim."  
98 Champion 171DC 24" Suzuki, 6" Detwiler, Humminbird 400tx's (2),   TONage - OK
03 Suzuki DF 4 Stroke Eagle Jouney GPS, Motorguide 767 36 V.  
  Propshaft is 2.5" below the pad.  55 mph @ 6200 rpm(gps)  
  "2 persons (goo lbs), full livewells (200 lbs), fishing gear  
  (150 lbs), 3 Everstart trolling and 1 start batteries (175 lbs)  
  anchor and all misc. (100 lbs). Good out of the hole, quick    
  to pad and top end."  
97 Champion 21" High Five, 8" Rite-Hite, Lowrance LMS240, LMS350  Muskiechamp - WI
     180 Fishunter X49, 1240A in dash, Motorguide 24V 762 TM.  
97 150 Merc XR6 "Not a true bassboat but a deep V, similiar to   
  "Coastalchamps".  Just got her this winter; was made in late  
  '97 but not sold until '98.  She was used 1 year then sat for  
  2 because the owner bought a Ranger (ugh!).  Next owner  
  had here 2 years and now she's mine...he's going to buy   
  a Ranger also.  If one thing is certain is that I will be   
  the first owner of this boat NOT to buy a Ranger!  
  She's deep, on the custom trailer the gunnel comes up to  
  the top of your chest (I'm 6'1")....looks like she'll handle  
  rough water (Bay De Noc, Sturgeon & Green Bay) pretty  
  effortlessly.  SC with 2 ped seats plus 2 butts, one on a   
  rear casting deck over the splashwell that I just finished  
  fabricating, approx. 30" x 6' x 1 1/2"....looks factory.  
  2 livewells, one +50", 2 rod boxes, 2 coolers, 20A DualPro  
  Special Champion Edition OBC.  Haven't been able to   
  run her much...expect to settle in the upper 50's when I   
  finally settle on a prop.  Thinking of a 23/24 Tempest Plus  
  or Trophy Plus.  This guy had a 21 Hi Five for holeshot....  
  I'd like overall performance instead.  This spring I'll be   
  working on the setups I'm sure.  There's one other thing  
  for sure...this boat is big but it looks like it'll cut thru butter  
  like a hot knife.  Pictures will be forthcoming for the curious.  
  I think this boat is pretty unique...all of the current fishunters  
  are well over 19', this one's 18' with an 88" beam."  
00 Champion 193 25" Tempest, 8" jackplate, Lowrance X75, Zercom flasher,  TOM - TX
     DCX Elite Motorguide Tour Edition 65#.   PHOTO
00 200 VX Yamaha 78 mph @ 5900 rpm (gps). "This boat is a gem! My first  
  boat was a Ranger, then I decided to try Champion.  
  I owned a 181 DCX Elite w/150 Merc EFI. Wonderful  
  little boat!  Sold it the first weekend it was advertised and   
  bought my current rig three months ago.  Perfect boat to get  
  in tight and still have enough length for a smooth and safe   
  ride in windy conditions.  I forever will be a Champion  
  owner."  
98 Champion 181 23" Raker.  62 mph (gps).  Dvbass - PA
00 150 Johnson    PHOTO
97 Champion 181 23" Yamaha, 10" Protrim jackplate, Lowrance X91, X51,  Buzz - TN
97 150 Merc EFI MinnKota Maxxum 65#.  65 mph @ 5900 rpm (speedo).  PHOTO
  "Boat will turn on a dime."  
97 Champion 191 Elite 25" Tempest, 8" Powerlift hydraulic, Bottom Line  BASSJUDGE - MS
02 150 Merc XR6 Tournament Master, Motorguide Tour Edition 109# TM.  
  62 mph @ 5600 rpm (gps). "Best riding boat I've ridden  
  in, don't have to trim down in curves or let off the gas,   
  just go."  
96 Champion TSB Eagle Fish Easy, Garmin GPS 126, Motorguide TM.  James - LA
     Fish & Ski 65 mph "I am about to buy this Champion, does anyone  
96 150 Merc have any info about this model that would be helpful to me?  
95 Champion 181DC 23" Yamaha, RiteHite jackplate, Eagle Optima, 9000,   Ron - MD
95 150 Merc Lowrance 1240.  MotorGuide 56# TM.  PHOTO
  Motor is 3" off the transom. 60 mph @ 5700 rpm (speedo)  
96 Champion 190SC 25" Trophy, 6" Pro Hi-Jacker, Garmin GPS Map162,  LAChamp63 - LA
     200 Merc EFI Lowrance X25, OMC TM. Propshaft is 4" below the pad.  PHOTO
  70 mph @ 5600 rpm (gps). "Bought about eight months   
  ago and I must say that I am very impressed.  Rides great  
  in choppy water.  Handles great at every speed.  These  
  really are great boats."  
97 Champion 181 DC Lowrance LCX15 MT, X85, MotorGuide Tour Edition   Gerryjig - CA
     150 Evinrude 82#. 66 mph @ 5400 rpm (speedo)."This boat handles like  
            Intruder a sportscar! 45 mph through the 2-3 foot slop without a   
    Updated 1/2/03... worry....unreal!"  
02 Champion 206 25"  Tempest, 10" Slidemaster, Lowrance LMS-240,  Bryan - TX
     250 Merc XB Lowrance X-71, Minnkota Maxxum 74#.  PHOTO
  Propshaft is 3" below the pad.  75 mph @ 5950 rpm(gps).  
  "I have been a diehard Skeeter fan since I was a kid, but   
  after riding in this boat, I will NEVER go back.  
  I love my Champ.  Smoother rough water ride, speed is   
  good to me, and my dealer Nichols Marine are great  
  people.  

98 Champion 203DC

27" Tempest, 10" Detwiler, Zercom flashers (2),  DNesbitt3 - SC
     Elite Lowrance X75, MotorGuide 767.   PHOTO
     225 Yamaha Propshaft is 3" below the pad.  70 mph @ 6100 rpm (gps).  PHOTO
  Finally got the big one...much easier for me and my 2 sons  
  to fish out of than the old '88 Champ (16'8") that we have  
  been trying to fish from."  
91 Champion 19SC 23" Quicksilver prop, Lowrance X75, Humminbird 200DX  Kane - MS
     150 Merc XR4 OMC TM. Motor is 1 1/2" to 2" off the transom.  
  52 mph @ 5400 rpm (gps). Additional options: hot foot,  
  3 bank onboard charger, steering wheel trim buttons.  
  "Best, smoothest boat ever owned...will somday trade up  
  to 23 Elite."  
99 Champion 171DC 25" Trophy Plus, Lowrance 1240A flasher, X45 (bow),  CajunLostInTX - TX
     135 Merc Opti MotorGuide 757 Brute. 62 mph @ 5600 rpm (gps).  
       "This is my first Bass Boat after many years of riding with  
  someone else!!  Greatest riding small boat I've ever been  
  in."  
90 Champion 190 24" Trophy Plus, 8" RiteHite, Garmin 160, Lowrance X75,   Tbass - CA
     200 Merc MotorGuide TE107.  Propshaft is 4" below the pad.  
  67 mph @ 5900 rpm (speedo).  
  "First bass boat, learning how to set it up.  Added  
  SeaStar hydraulic steering and now looking to try different  
  props.  Any suggestions appreciated."  
95 Champion 186SC 25" Trophy, 6" RapidJack, Lowrance LMS 240,  Luv2Fish - KS
     175 Merc EFI Lowrance X65, MotorGuide Beast 65# TM.  
  62 mph @ 6500 rpm. (gps). "During test drive, speedo  
  topped out at 72 mph, but the boat chinewalked bad.  
  Dealer lowered motor.  Curently, with partner and a full  
  tournament load, running 62 mph GPS.  
  Still experimenting with setup.  Any suggestions or  
  comments welcome."  
97 Champion 202 25" Trophy, 10" T&H Marine jackplate, Lowrance LMS  GR - TX
     DC Elite 350A GPS, Lowrance X-71 on bow, Minnkota Maxxum  
     225 Mariner 74# TM.  Propshaft is 3.5" below the pad.  
  74 mph @ 5900 rpm (gps).  
  "Bought this this year and it was in excellent shape.  I added  
  strip lights to the rod boxes and the trolling motor and   
  jackplate and ProTrim. This is my 4th Champion so I think  
  that says it all. (2-17'6", 1- 18'1" and now my 20'2")  
  Trailer has brakes and shocks and Imco boat buckles.  
  Hope to add a new Yamaha in 2003."  
93 Champion 201 25" Tempest, 6" RapidJack, Lowrance LMS320, 1240A   TX Champ - TX
     DC Elite Garmin 160, MotorGuide Energy 60# TM.  PHOTO
93  200 Mariner EFI Propshaft is 4" below the pad. 63.8 mph @ 5800 rpm.  PHOTO
  "Changed some electronics and prop since original listing.  PHOTO
   Updated 11/3/03.... Prop is currently stock. Need to get some work done on it  PHOTO
  and raise it a bit more."  
02 Champion 188 24" Tempest, Lowrance X91, MotorGuide Tour 782.  Brian - CA
     200 XS Merc    
00 Champion 193 Elite 25" Tempest, 8" Slidemaster, Zercom flasher, Lowrance  Smfour1 - LA
     200 Merc EFI X65, MotorGuide 775 TM. Propshaft is 3.5" below the   
  pad. 68.5 mph @ 5700 rpm (gps). "This is my second  
  Champion.  A 203 and now the 193.  My boat doesn't  
  seem to be performing like some of the others listed.  
  The numbers I reported are with a full tank of gas and a   
  tournament load.  I would like to hear from someone  
  with a similar setup."  
98 Champion 187 Elite 25" Turning Point Speedzone prop, 8" RiteHite,   Mr Bass - WI
     175 Merc Lowrance X75, Global Map 1600, Lowrance 1240A,   
  MotorGuide 676 TM. 67 mph @ 5800 rpm (gps).  
89 Champion 201DC 24" Raker, Lowrance X16.  56 mph @ 5400 rpm (speedo)  Jbigiron - CT
     150 Johnson "I love this boat, it has been a great boat!  We just made the  
  ride to C&O down in TN.  We went to get her a make-  
  over.  The staff are real pros and really make you feel at  
  home; I am sure the boat will look new when we get her  
  back."  
99 Champion 187 25" Tempest, 8" jackplate, Lowrance X65's (2),   G-Ville187 - AL
     DCX Elite MotorGuide Tour Edition 56#.  Propshaft is 2" below the   
     175 Merc EFI pad.  67 mph @ 5850 rpm (gps).  
00 Champion 203DCX 25" Trophy Plus, 8" R&R jackplate, Lowrance X65's (2),  BVChamp - AR
     200 Merc Optimax MotorGuide 767 TM. 67.6 mph @ 5800-5900 rpm (gps).  
  "Best boat I've owned. Best ride I've been in. Handles   
  great.  Gets through water awesome."  
92 Champion 184 Elite 23" High Five, 6" CMC Power Lift, Eagle (2) Magna III,   Andy - WI
     150 Merc XR6 Lowrance (2) in dash flasher & temp, Minnkota 65AT  
  12/24 V.  62 mph @ 5400 rpm (gps).  
  "Boat is Silver with Black trophy stripe and Red arrow.  
  Top cap is Silver with Black inlay w/Red pin stripe.  
  Very sharp boat.  I receive numerous compliments at the   
  ramps even though the boat is 10 years old.  This is my first  
  Champion and won't be the last.  Planning to upgrade to a   
  19' or 20' with a 200 Merc in the next couple of years.  
  The High Five is for holeshot and lift in shallow water, and   
  also provides great handling in rough water.  Not your   
  typical bass boat prop, but it works great for my needs."  
96 Champion 191DC 25" Trophy, 8" R&R jackplate, Lowrance X25, Lowrance  Razorback - MO
     200 Merc EFI temp. MotorGuide 65# TM.   
  Propshaft is 3.75" below the pad. 72 mph @ 6100 mph.  
  (gps). "My 2nd Champion I've owned. Had a '91 184  
  w/175, very pleased.  Went to this 191 and still pleased  
  with the ride.  Like the R&R Slidemaster over other brands.  
  Installed a tuner from a 2.5 Offshore and Boyesen reeds.  
  Results were worth the effort, 3+ gain also holds longer on   
  the top-end of rpm curve. 25" Tempest best for top end,   
  using Trophy for weight and holeshot.    
  Color: Black w/30% Blue flake, Royal Blue Arrow stripe  
  and inlay.  Wish I had the swingaway tongue on the   
  tandem trailer.  E-mail me if wanted suggestions or tech info.  
  Razorback of the Ozarks. "  
00 Champion 186SC 23" Tempest Plus, 8" Slidemaster, Eagle Optima,   TNBass - TN
     Elite Lowrance X25B, MotorGuide 656 TM.   
     150 Yamaha 64 mph @ 5500 rpm.  
            Saltwater    
99 Champion  23" Trophy, jackplate, Zercom, Lowrance X45,   BassmasterB - LA
     186 Bass/Bay Motor is 6" off the transom. 59 mph @ 5700 rpm.   
     150 Merc "A Champion is a Champion, what else can you say?  
  Rides so much better than anything I've ridden in.  I installed  
  a Sting-Ray hydrofoil. Every boat I've used it on has  
  performed much better.  On my Champions it increased  
  holeshot, bow doesn't rise, boat rides higher and flatter,  
  gained half a mph, virtually eliminated water coming over  
  the splash well and improved ride (if you can believe that.)"  
00 Champion 20'3" 25" Yamaha, 8" Slidemaster, Lowrance LMS 350, X85,  Ripenlip - OK
     225 Yamaha MotorGuide Tour Edition 81#. Propshaft is 4.5" below pad.  
  78 mph @ 5900 rpm (gps). "Best boat on the water, my   
  second Champion only brand of boat I'll ever own....love  
  my ChampioN.... Ripenlip."  
86 Champion 18'6" 23" Trophy, Lowrance X85, MotorGuide Tour Edition 82#  Danny - AL
     Dual Console F&S 60 mph @ 6000 rpm (gps). "I am new to boating.   
     200 Merc Need help with setup. Any suggestions?"  
00 Champion 203 Elite 25" Trophy, 8" Seastar. Propshaft is 2.5" below the pad.  Bill - TX
     225 Merc EFI 73.2 mph. "Have had computer recurved and 25" Trophy  
  worked by Rich Boger Kustom Props. Boat runs good   
  with 100# tackle load up front."  
87 Champion 184DC 25" SS prop, Humminbird Wide 128, Eagle Fish Easy,   Ken - WA
     150 Suzuki EFI Minnkota 50AT, 68 mph @ 5600 rpm (speedo).  PHOTO
   Updated 6/20/02....... "Changed the prop from a 24" to 25", got 2 more mph  
  and 400 less rpm."  
92 Champion 190 DC 24" prop, manual jackplate, Lowrance X65 (bow),   Im4bass - NE
     175 Merc XRi EFI X60 (console), MotorGuide Brute 24V 60#.   PHOTO
  65 mph @ 6000 rpm (speedo). "My first bass boat, and   PHOTO
  have owned this boat since last August. Great boat, and   PHOTO
  well maintained prior my ownership. Has a built in flippin'  PHOTO
  deck, hot foot and DualPro charger. I have installed a   PHOTO
  Keel Guard, a "turn signal" style tilt/trim switch and digital  
  temp gauge from Bass Pro Shops. Have also made and   
  installed my own rod holders in the bunks. New cranking  
  and trolling batteries just installed. Also, installed new temp  
  sensor on the bow. Boat was originally outfitted by J&J  
  Marine of Junction City, KS. Will run about 65 mph by   
  speedo and turn 6000 rpms. Would welcome any questions  
  or comments. Thanks...."  
97 Champion 161 25" Trophy Plus, 6" HighJacker, Eagle Accur240, Eagle KY-Bassman - KY
     115 Mariner Accurmap gps, 756 MotorGuide TM. Motor is 5" off the   
  transom.  61 mph @ 5500 rpm.  "This boat has a hotfoot,   
  Teleflex trim and low water pickup.  This boat is short, but  
  rides as good as any 18 footer; will get a bigger one.  I   
  enjoyed the Champion family at the Tournament of   
  Champions at Guntersville this past year."  
01 Champion  8" jackplate, Lowrance GlobalMap2000, Lowrance 350A,  Bob - NY
     Elite 206DC MotorGuide TE 784.  "This is a new boat that I have not   
     225 Merc received as of yet.  Can't Wait !!  
98 Champion  24" Trophy, 8" RiteHite, Zercom CID40 flashers (2),  Norman - TX
     181DC Elite Lowrance X45, MotorGuide Brute 756 12/24.  
     150 Merc EFI 64 mph @ 5700 rpm (gps).  White Hull w/Red M/F,   
  Full-Trophy stripe. SeaStar hydraulic steering, lighted   
  compartments, white gauges with bezels to match the Red  
  metalflake.  The Zercom flashers are dash mounted, one in   
  the driver's console, other up front. Of course, there are   
  always things you wish you would have included.  
  In the very near future, I hope to add a Lowrance X75 or  
  X85 to the console. I wish I had a keel protector,   
  hydraulic jackplate and hotfoot.  
00 Champion 171DC 25" Trophy, Lowrance 1240A flasher, X65, MotorGuide  DM - CA
     135 Merc Optimax 767 TM. Motor is 2" above the transom.   
  64 mph @ 5600 rpm (speedo). Great little boat, rides and   
  handles like a 20 footer."  
00 Champion 181 SC 24" Raker, 6" RiteHite, Lowrance 1240A, Eagle Accura  Jeff - LA
     150 Johnson 240, OMC 74# TM  
  Motor is 2" off the transom. 66 mph @ 5600 rpm (gps).  
  "It's a fun boat to drive and comfortable to fish out of."  
95 Champion 190 DC 25" Tempest, 6" RiteHite, Lowrance/Eagle electronics,  Search n Clear - CA
     200 Merc EFI MotorGuide 767 TM. Motor is 6 1/2" off the transom.  
  72 mph @ 6200 rpm (gps). "I'm very pleased with this   
  boat.  It was easy to setup and driving it got easier.  
  This may not be my last Champion."  
98 Champion 181 DC Lowrance X45 w/speed/temp indash, Lowrance X45  SOSCOP - IL
     150 Merc EFI w/temp (bow), MotorGuide 756. 64 mph (speedo).  
  "1st bassboat purchase and am loving it. I had one   
  warranty claim and Champion handled that without a  
  problem."  
91 Champion  26" Mazco RE4, 5 1/2" CMC jackplate.  Mark - MO
     Mirage 201 Propshaft is 1.75" below the pad.  84.5 mph @ 7200 rpm  
     270 Johnson (radar). "This is a closed deck boat. From what I've   PHOTO
  learned, only 17 or so were made.  Engine has Evolution  PHOTO
  Marine's Phase II package.  Bottom has been blueprinted.  PHOTO
  Apparently Chuck Pierce headed up this project at   PHOTO
  Champion in the late 80's and early 90's.  If anyone could  
  help me locate him, I'd like to find out the history of this  
  boat."  **Note: Check out the photos on this; it's Slick !!  
00 Champion 203 Elite 25" Yamaha ProSeries, 8" R&R jackplate, Lowrance  Brian - TX
     225 Yamaha VMax LMS160 Map, X65, MotorGuide 767 Brute.  
  Motor is 5.25" off the transom. 72 mph @ 5800 rpm (gps)  PHOTO
  "The absolute best boat I've ever owned. Would highly  
  recommend a Champion to anyone."  
98 Champion 181 SC 25" Tempest, 6" RiteHite, Zercom flasher indash,   Phriedchikn - SC
     150 Merc XR6 Humminbird flasher (bow), MotorGuide 56#.  
  Motor is 4 1/4" off the transom. 66-67 mph @ 5450 rpm  PHOTO
  (speedo). "I love this boat, handles white caps great.  PHOTO
  This won't be last Champion.  Maybe a 19 or 20 footer."  
00 Champion 181 Trophy prop, Lowrance X48 (2), MotorGuide 68# TM,  Bassmaster - OH
     150 Merc EFI Propshaft is 2" below the pad. 67 mph @ 5650 rpm (gps)  
  "Best riding boat you will ever see, 3 and 4 footers with no  
  problem."  
99 Champion 191 25" Renegade, 6" Cook Mfg. jackplate, Lowrance   Chris - OH
     200 Johnson LMS160, X48, Evinrude handcontrol TM.   
  68 mph @ 5400 rpm (gps).  

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