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This is my 3rd Charger. 496TF,
every Charger owner knows the ride is above all the others. I have no
dislikes on my present boat or the other 2 previous Chargers.
BASSMAN IA - IA
2001 Charger 496TF w/225 Yamaha
Absolutely love my boat! Best
riding boat I have ever been in. It has more storage than any boat I
have ever seen and a HUGE flipping deck which I love. It runs good as
well. Beautiful boat and I still get comments everywhere I go on how
beautiful it is still today.
The only dislikes I have is the position of the livewells. They are on
the outside edges of the boat close to the water. I have had fish jump
out while putting other fish in a weigh in bag.
Other than that, none at all.
Flippindrew - KY
2001 Charger 195VF w/200 Merc
I like everything about it!! Great ride, handles
rough water with ease, very stable and safe with big decks, lots of dry
storage, lots of room here!!
Beautiful finish after 10+ years, just like new! Even the carpet
and seats are perfect. Quality craftsmanship all the way!!
This trailer is over 8'7" wide! Who decided that this load
didn't need brakes? It took a little getting used to at
first. We have a LOT of road construction and 1 lane traffic here,
the trailer is 7 inches wider than most, but I have not hit anything so
Hawgfreak - SD
1991 Charger 195 TF w/91 200 Evinrude 3.0
This is one of the best riding 17 ft boats I have been
in. It will handle Lakes of the Ozarks on a pretty rough day (get
off about 5:00 pm when the 6 footers start rolling). Don't let the
length fool you, it is easy to unload and load by yourself and I can get
in to very tight and shallow waters. The fit and finish is great.
I think with the right setup, Charger boats are as fast as any boat in
their class (68 on gps with no jackplate).
This boat is almost 14 years old, (I fish 250 days a year), and people
still can't believe that it's that old. They can't believe it's a
150 smokin their 200's. The boat fishes great also with two big
livewells; you can throw 4-5 pounders in them all day and stay alive
till check in. Charger is known for the big Q, not major
production. My next boat will be a Charger when this one is done,
maybe 2050. I am very happy!
Jerry - MO
1988 Charger 170V w/ 150 Yamaha
Wish there was a glove box and the cup holder under
console was larger. Speed is good but not great. Also would
like to see rear storage in future boats. Would like bigger space
at console to mount graph. Overall, an excellent and dry
boat. Keep making innovations and I'll be a customer for life!
Aretheybitin - OK
1997 Charger 186 VF w/150 Yamaha
Wow, where do I start. I have been very happy
with the ride of the Charger especially in rough water, it has a very
dry and safe feeling ride. When fishing it has a very stable
platform. Lots of storage. Runs as well as most boats its
size class. Handles Very well. I would not be worried about
an inexperienced driver getting behind the wheel of this ride to operate
the boat, it is just that great a handling boat.
No real dislikes at all. The Charger 395TF is one outstanding
boat! But, hey, don't take my word for it. Go and take a
Test Drive, on a windy day, and let that deep vee show its
Be safe and catch a bunch. .......
Shadrap - TX
1999 Charger 395TF w/225 Merc
I like the rough water ride. Up here in
Tallahassee and in Lake Wales there are two big lakes, (Seminole &
Kissimmee). I have been across Lake Seminole with 4' rollers and
runnin' 30-35 mph and same on Kissimmee. If you want storage this
is the boat to have. I have three double-sided tackle boxes, a
spinner bait tackle box, a shiner & fish dip net, and a throw
cushion and still have room. Oh yes, and speed I would like to go
a little bit faster (73 mph on speedo @ 5900 rpm), but I can out run
most of the stuff on the water that weighs the same. It is like my
friend says, "You can't catch any bass going that speed."
No dislikes about the boat.
FL 1994 Charger 195TF w/ 200 Yamaha