Sport Inboard

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Sport with 200hp Mercury Optimax Sportjet
 

 The Sport with a 200hp Sportjet is a hot rod. It accelerates hard and has a great top end.
The inspiration for this go-fast, go-anywhere machine was for our friends in Alaska who want a small boat with lots of power and the ability to get into tight places where they're not comfortable taking a bigger boat, explains Glen Wooldridge.
There's lots of room in this Sport and it has the fuel capacity for getting into the backcountry, with 50 gallons of fuel storage tucked under the floor of this all-welded aluminum boat.
And, it is a stout boat. As in all Wooldridge Sportjets the bottom basically has a double hull down the center of the planing surface. That means .350" of aluminum protection against impact damage.
Of course there are the many other benefits common with Wooldridge Boats, the large two-piece walk-thru windshield and recessed bow for easy access for folks and bulky gear. There's a forward walk-around as well. The forward wing provides extra wave deflection and that two-piece windshield offers excellent visibility for the driver, sitting or standing.
The toe kick along the gunnels means extra security for fishermen when they are working the fishing rod.
Another convenience that Wooldridge engineered into this Sportjet powered Sport is the large removable transom access panel. That means easy access for service and maintenance.
On the water, the get up quick and go fast isn't the only attribute that jumps out. This boat has a great reverse; thanks to a special Wooldridge reverse bucket Glen created for the Sportjet (it is available to retro fit 200 Optimax Sportjets). Wooldridge redesigned the bucket to enhance reverse thrust, a big plus when you are trying to back off the beach.
The 17' Sport is a specialty boat, and it is a hot rod. It GPS'd 48mph right out of the box, it's small and nimble and agile, yet has lots of room inside for folks and gear.
And, yes, it handles like a Wooldridge, because it is a Wooldridge!
The 20' Wooldridge Sport is also available with the Mercury 200hp Optimax Sportjet.


Sport Inboard Chevy V-8


The Wooldridge Sport Inboard Jet is the ideal boat for those who tackle shallow rivers, enjoy a jaunt on larger open water, may need to haul a heavy load and like to include water skiing or wake boarding in their on-the-water fun.
Wooldridge incorporated some of the design from their offshore boats in the Sport's bow (18 degree deadrise) to help break up an open-water chop and combined that with a bit more through the planning surface (12 degree deadrise) to enhance the ride.
Wooldridge offers the Sport Inboard in a 20-footer, and it is truly a multipurpose boat, eager to please in a variety of conditions.
Standard power is the 5.7 liter fuel injected V-8, but the options are many: like the Yanmar 6BY-260 turbo diesel. The standard pump is the load hauling Hamilton 212 with turbo impeller. The key is to determine specific needs and sort out the power best for you.
Among the many benefits of the conventional inboard jet power is that marinized automotive-style motor. It's easy for many folks to understand and service and it offers the benefits of the automotive type heater-defroster system, a comfort and convenience for fishing friends.
It is this power combination as well, that offers ultimate combination of speed, getup-and-go, load-hauling and recreational skiing, tubing and wake-boarding.
Wooldridge offers the Sport Inboard jet as an open boat with a console or as a sedan with the large two-piece walk-thru windshield. The windshield model features a recessed self-draining bow and forward walk-around with wing. That two-piece design presents optimum visibility at the helm, sitting and standing and makes it easy to load large coolers, people, gear and game, be it from the beach or river bank.
There are many other features that serious boaters and anglers will appreciate. The full length welded side trays, for example. Check out the stand-up gunnel with toe kick for stable, comfortable fishing all day long. The Sport's beamy 6' wide bottom means lots of deck space for the crew and plenty of hull in the water to get on step quickly, even with a heavy load.
Wooldridge has engineered strength without unnecessary weight into the Sport Inboard Jet with a tough and proven full support structure system.
That means better performance on the water and minimal fuel consumption and less power required to tow it.
Of course this Sport carries the Wooldridge Boats lifetime limited hull warranty for the original owner.

Standard Features/Specifications

Each Wooldridge Sport IB V8 Windshield model comes equipped with the following standard features:

• Limited Lifetime Hull Warranty
• Extended bottom trim plate
• .190" Transom and bottom
• 350 Chevy 310 hp
• 212 Hamilton jet with turbo impeller
• Diamond plate swim step covering jet on transom
• Aluminum mufflers
• Fresh water cooling with anti-freeze
• Raw water drains
• Hinged aluminum motor cover
• Built-in, under-floor aluminum fuel tank, baffled
• Secondary fuel feed off tank for kicker fuel
• 1000 MCA battery, box and aluminum holder
• Meets U.S.C.G. standards
• 1/2" 50 year pressure treated plywood floors covered w/ marine boat decking
• Forward wing for wave deflection
• Full length Welded side trays w/ marine carpet
• Stand-up gunnels with toe kick
• Dual rod storage racks
• Enclosed transom w/ bilge blower
• Transom sink/fish box with cutting board on lid
• UV treated vinyl exterior side color & pin stripe package
• Welded bow and stern eyes
• Welded Sport rails
• Walk-around gunnels w/ non skid
• Storage enclosure under front step deck w/ locking door
• Under floor storage
• Gas/Water separator
• 6 panel power source, w/ sealed switches and fuses
• Navigation / Running lights
• 1,250 GPH bilge pump
• Electric horn
• Back lit fuel gauge
• Large two piece "Walk-thru" windshield w/ tempered glass
• Recessed self bailing diamond plate bow deck
• Windshield wiper for drivers side
• All welded dashboard
• Full instrumentation w/ hour meter, tach, volts, oil pressure & temp
• 12 volt accessory plug on dash
• Dash mounted cable steering system
• Two Bentley's "Sportsman" upholstered seats
• Two all-welded aluminum lockable dry storage boxes

• Many options available

Each Wooldridge Sport IB V8 Center Console model comes equipped with the following standard features:

• Limited Lifetime Hull Warranty
• Extended bottom trim plate
• .190" Transom and bottom
• 350 Chevy 310 hp
• 212 Hamilton jet with turbo impeller
• Diamond plate swim step covering jet on transom
• Aluminum mufflers
• Fresh water cooling with anti-freeze
• Raw water drains
• Hinged aluminum motor cover
• Built-in, under-floor aluminum fuel tank, baffled
• Secondary fuel feed off tank for kicker fuel
• 1000 MCA battery, box and aluminum holder
• Meets U.S.C.G. standards
• 1/2" 50 year pressure treated plywood floors covered w/ marine boat decking
• Forward wing for wave deflection
• Full length Welded side trays w/ marine carpet
• Stand-up gunnels with toe kick
• Dual rod storage racks
• Enclosed transom w/ bilge blower
• Transom sink/fish box with cutting board on lid
• UV treated vinyl exterior side color & pin stripe package
• Welded bow and stern eyes
• Welded Sport rails
• Walk-around gunnels w/ non skid
• Storage under front step deck
• Under floor storage
• Gas/Water separator
• 6 panel power source, w/ sealed switches and fuses
• Navigation / Running lights
• 1,250 GPH bilge pump
• Electric horn
• Back lit fuel gauge
• Welded center console in front of motor cover w/ storage and shelf
• Console same width as motor cover
• Full instrumentation w/ hour meter, tach, volts, oil pressure & temp
• 12 volt accessory plug on dash
• Dash mounted cable steering system
• Recessed diamond plate step deck

• Many options and/or floorplans available

Each Wooldridge Sport Sportjet Windshield model comes equipped with the following standard features:

• Limited Lifetime Hull Warranty
• Extended bottom trim plate
• Center of hull reinforced to .350" thick by 21" wide through planing surface
• 200HP Mercury Optimax Sportjet engine & jet
• Diamond plate swim step covering jet on transom
• Aluminum mufflers
• Fresh water clean out attachment for motor
• Hinged aluminum motor cover
• Built-in, under-floor aluminum fuel tank, baffled
• Secondary fuel feed off tank for kicker fuel
• Meets U.S.C.G. floatation standards on boats under 20'
• Meets U.S.C.G. standards on boats 20' and over
• 1/2" 50 year pressure treated plywood floors covered w/ marine boat decking
• Forward wing for wave deflection
• Side panels covered with marine carpet (17' model only)
• Full length Welded side trays w/ marine carpet (20' models and up)
• Stand-up gunnels with toe kick
• Dual rod storage racks
• Enclosed transom w/ bilge blower
• UV treated vinyl exterior side color & pin stripe package
• Welded bow and stern eyes
• Welded Sport rails
• Walk-around gunnels w/ non skid
• Storage enclosure under front step deck w/ locking door on 20' models
• Mercury Gas/Water separator attached to power head
• 6 panel power source, w/ sealed switches and fuses
• Navigation / Running lights
• 1,250 GPH bilge pump
• Mercury tachometer gauge
• Electric horn
• Back lit fuel gauge
• Large two piece "Walk-thru" windshield w/ tempered glass
• Recessed self bailing diamond plate bow deck
• Windshield wiper for drivers side
• All welded dashboard
• Dash mounted cable steering system
• Two Bentley's "Sportsman" upholstered seats
• Two all-welded aluminum lockable dry storage boxes

• Many options available

Each Wooldridge Sport Sportjet Center Console model comes equipped with the following standard features:

• Limited Lifetime Hull Warranty
• Extended bottom trim plate
• Center of hull reinforced to .350" thick by 21" wide through planing surface
• 200HP Mercury Optimax Sportjet engine & jet
• Diamond plate swim step covering jet on transom
• Aluminum mufflers
• Fresh water clean out attachment for motor
• Hinged aluminum motor cover
• Built-in, under-floor aluminum fuel tank, baffled
• Secondary fuel feed off tank for kicker fuel
• Meets U.S.C.G. floatation standards on boats under 20'
• Meets U.S.C.G. standards on boats 20' and over
• 1/2" 50 year pressure treated plywood floors covered w/ marine boat decking
• Forward wing for wave deflection
• Side panels covered with marine carpet (17' model only)
• Full length Welded side trays w/ marine carpet (20' models and up)
• Stand-up gunnels with toe kick
• Dual rod storage racks
• Enclosed transom w/ bilge blower
• UV treated vinyl exterior side color & pin stripe package
• Welded bow and stern eyes
• Welded Sport rails
• Walk-around gunnels w/ non skid
• Storage enclosure under front step deck w/ locking door on 20' models
• Mercury Gas/Water separator attached to power head
• 6 panel power source, w/ sealed switches and fuses
• Navigation / Running lights
• 1,250 GPH bilge pump
• Mercury tachometer gauge
• Electric horn
• Back lit fuel gauge
• Welded center console in front of motor cover w/ storage and shelf
• Dash mounted cable steering system
• Recessed diamond plate step deck


• Many options available

17' SJ Model

Length Over All 17' 3"
Beam 94"
Side Height 28"
Side Gauge 1/8"
Bottom Width 72"
Bottom Gauge 3/16"
Weight Open 1,885 lbs.
Weight (w/ windshield) 1,970 lbs.
Fuel Tank 45 gal.
Capacity 800 lbs.
Dead Rise 10 degree
Dead Rise in Bow 18 degree
Standard Motor 200hp Mercury Optimax
Bottom Gauge in Center of Hull .350"

20' SJ Model

Length Over All 20' 3"
Beam 94"
Side Height 28"
Side Gauge 1/8"
Bottom Width 72"
Bottom Gauge 3/16"
Weight Open 2,095 lbs.
Weight (w/ windshield) 2,170 lbs.
Fuel Tank 45 gal.
Dead Rise 10 degree
Dead Rise in Bow 18 degree
Standard Motor 200hp Mercury Optimax

20' V8 Model

Length Over All 20' 3"
Beam 94"
Side Height 28"
Side Gauge 1/8"
Bottom Width 72"
Bottom Gauge 3/16"
Weight Open 2,555 lbs.
Weight (w/ windshield) 2,630 lbs.
Fuel Tank 77 gal.
Dead Rise 12 degree
Dead Rise in Bow 18 degree
Standard Motor 350 Chevy V8

Test Results

20' Sport Inboard with 350 Chevy EFI, Hamilton 212
RPM MPH GPH MPG
1000 4.4 1.25 3.52
1500 6.1 1.96 3.11
2000 7.5 3.27 2.29
2500 9.3 4.80 1.94
3000 26.5 7.14 3.71
3500 35.7 10.90 3.28
4000 42.1 17.65 2.39
4250 46.5 22.60 2.06