Very reliable, rides great, cheap to use.
Dislikes: Small front deck, factory seats (replaced with a G3
bench setup), small boat.
Lexocruzer - TN
94 Javelin 350DC w/50
jackplate, completely factory set up. Great little boat, love the layout
of the front deck.
Only complaint is rod locker is a little small. I can live with that
though. Runs right at 63 on GPS with full tourney load.
Javelin377 - KY
95 Javelin 377 w/150
Absolutely love this boat. It comes out of the hole pretty quickly under
full load w/passenger, and still hits 50+ mph (have seen around 55 gps).
Great functionality, laid out very well. Livewells, storage
boxes.....all are spacious and well thought out. Plenty of legroom under
Dislikes: Front deck is a bit cramped, but not really a big deal.
Summary: I'd definitely buy another just like it or a little
larger. Fantastic boat, very stable in rough water, has been very good
TNJavelin - TN
02 Javelin 180 w/02 Yamaha 130
|This is my
first bass boat, I've had it for about five years. I have really enjoyed
Handles great and rides very well in rough water. The only real problems
are that there is very little leg room under the console and the rod
storage is not very large.
Coastal Basser - SC
02 Javelin 170 w/90
Storage is Unreal, love the built in cooler, plenty of room for rods.
The step up to the front is good. The rear compartments have plenty of
room, 24 volt T/M.
Dislikes: Should've bought one sooner.
Ezmuny13 - TN
00 Javelin Renegade 19 w/150
|I love this
boat but then again it is my first so I don't have any others to compare
with except my buddies who all own aluminum boats. I bought a 20
foot so that I wouldn't need to buy another one for quite some time.
The fish and ski model is a great family boat. There is plenty of room
for all 4 of us along with the dog. The only think that I don't
like is there is no real rod storage unless you have 2 piece rods or
6'. I had it out by myself the other day and had it running 67 mph
with 1/2 tank of gas and fishing gear. I shouldn't need to change
anything except a jackplate which will help move the cables off the back
MNJAVELIN - MN
99 Javelin Renegade 20 FS w/200
|This is my
very first boat...I have had it for about 4 months. Actually bought more
of a boat than I wanted for my first one. Overall I love it. The
90 Johnson pushes it a little over 50 on the speedometer. Handles
great in smooth water. It's Black and Purple so it shines up
really nice. But as I said, I really love this boat.
Only a few things I don't like about it..either I am having livewell
problems or I don't know how to use it properly. Second there is
no storage room whatsoever. By the time I put lifejackets in one
compartment and my rain suits and other things in the other one there is
no room left.
I get jealous everytime I get on my buddy's boat and he is pulling
tackle out of 50 different storage compartments, I think I may end up
turning the front livewell into storage though.
Also, the speedometer sensor is a little hole on the motor and it gets
clogged with debris really easy which causes the speedo not to
If I had it to do over I would buy it again.
Pastorbass - KY
98 Javelin 369B w/2000 Johnson
boat for me. 16'8" with lockable rod box, front and rear
livewells, 26 gal built in gas tank and although rated at 115 hp, the
Johnson 90 hp puts boat on plane in 2 or 3 seconds and runs 46.8 gps
with two people and full load of fuel. Could get more speed with
larger prop but I never go very far to fish so it's not necessary.
JavelinBob - KY
01 Javelin 17' Venom w/03 Johnson
really my first bass boat. It handles rough water really good for
a boat that is only 16'8". The boat is 10 years old.
They did a good job of putting this boat together. The carpet,
lids, etc., haven't come loose like I've seen in other boats.
The Johnson motor is OK, but I might want to try a Merc or some other
motor the next time. The Johnson has been a good engine but is cold
natured. I would buy another Javelin, only bigger with dual
Genemburn - IN
93 Javelin 356 w/115
|Love the boat.
In the deep, rough waters of Maine, this boat really shines.
Very happy with it.
Mike - ME
01 Javelin Renegade 20DC w/225
|First new boat in
many years, excellent stability at WOT with smooth ride. Great top
speed and fast to plane. Love it!! Rough idle due to double
oil at break-in.
Don - TN
01 Javelin Venom w/150
|Love it so far,
smooth ride on all types of water. Rough time idling because of
the double oil break in. Don't know what the top end will be or
what future setup will be. Anyone have the same boat?
Problems, jackplate needed, recommendations, best trim position?
Any information appreciated.
RSwift - KY
01 Javelin Venom 18 w/150
say enough about this boat. Quick out of the hole, more top end
than I need, (75-78 depending on prop), with an extremely stable
ride. Plenty of room on the front deck and my partners love the
room in the back as well as the provided rod storage. FISHES
Dislikes: Crazy as it may seem, my wife wants a radio in this
thing bad. Can't find a place to put one. I'm sold on
Javelins. I hope this OMC thing works out and they keep building
Big Country - LA
00 Javelin R20 SC w/225 Johnson
platform, great ride, mid-range to WOT.
Dislikes: Pulls BAD left out of hole w/trim down, rod lockers
only 6 ft., would never buy another one.
Sam Gitzoff - CA
00 Javelin Renegade w/175