Essentially a boat that is bound to be a favourite with all the family, suitable for two occasionally three adults. An excellent sea boat with sparkling performance, incredible acceleration and tremendous cornering ability.
The Warrior 150 will easily attain speeds at which it's possible to have fun skiing or towing a biscuit or you might just want to be the first to the best fishing marks.
The Warrior 150 has a water tight bow storage compartment or if you prefer this can be equipped with a hatch on the foredeck so that it becomes an anchor locker. The port side has a large storage compartment suitable for anchor warp or mooring lines.
The steering consol is an ideal height for standing or sitting and is fitted with a locking handle. The top of the console is wide enough to fit a fishfinder and a GPS. With safety a primary concern the boat is fitted with a heavy duty non-return steering system ensuring the boat maintains it's course even at high speeds if you let go of the wheel.
The freeboard is a full thirty-one and a half inches (800 mm) ideal for leaning against whilst landing that fish of a lifetime. With a draft of only ten inches (256 mm) the boat can be launched single handed into shallow water, using a Warrior spec rollercoaster trailer.
There is a large range of accessories available including a half canopy for the less clement weather. Full cover, rails, bow cushions, lighting bridge, seats etc are available when you purchase your boat or later when funds allow.
Prices Effective from 3rd January 2013
|Warrior Roller coaster braked trailer||£2230.00|
1300kg braked rollercoaster trailer, inc. jockey wheel, spare wheel, lighting board, hitch lock and straps, braked flushing system, two speed winch .
Standard colour white (colour available at extra charge).
Windows - tinted poly-carbonate, bolted over.
Sealed buoyancy chamber under floor, foam filled bow.
Internal bow locker
Opening front hatch.
Port locker in forward seat moulding.
Solid hardwood keel, underfloor.
Lockable storage compartment in steering console.
225hp rated steering cable, non feedback type with quality steering wheel.
Heavy duty fendering with stainless steel end caps.
Heavy duty bow roller.
Stainless steel bollard.
Stainless steel rear cleats x 2.
Stainless steel towing eye.
Rod holders in transom x 2.
Helsman seats & storage compartments x 2.
Full trailing / mooring cover.
|Bilge pump automatic||£135.00|
|Bilge pump manual electric||£77.50|
|Bow anchor locker||£75.00|
|Bow cushions, pair||£225.00|
|Bucket seat upgrade, pair||£150.00|
|Colour splice to hull||£350.00|
|Extra storage compartment, large||£105.00|
|Extra storage compartment, small||£87.50|
|Fixed rear seat, with cushions||£325.00|
|Folding rear bench seat||£500.00|
|Gunwale pockets x 2||£120.00|
|Rocket launcher rod holder||£37.50|
|Internal storage racks, pair||£45.00|
|Stainless steel bait rail with cutting board & rod rests||£205.00|
|Stainless steel bridge with navigation lights/anchor light, VHF aerial||£440.00|
|Stainless steel folding rear ladder||£85.00|
|Stainless steel folding toe step||£15.00|
|Stainless steel front pulpit rails||£225.00|
|Stainless steel keel band||£175.00|
|Stainless steel rail set (2 x Gunnel, 2 x Cabin)||£150.00|
|Stainless steel Z step||£120.00|
Due to our constant effort to improve products, specifications and prices may change without prior notice.
Purchases will incur a charge of 2.5% if paid by credit card. All prices are inclusive of vat.
We can offer boat, engine and trailer packages with electronics and accessories fully fitted, just turn the key and go. These packages offer the very best in value, saving you over £4000.00.
Check out the deals on our Special Offers Page.
|Length on trailer||21ft 5in||6.528m|
|Width on trailer||7ft 2.5in||2.2m|
|Height on trailer||7ft 4in||2.235m|
|Max persons||3 (adults)|
Traling weight (approx) 1000kg (boat, engine and trailer)
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL WEIGHTS, SIZES AND OTHER DIMENSIONS OF THE BOATS ARE APPROXIMATE SPECIFICATIONS.
Warrior 150 Boat Review
June 17th, 2006
15ft boats have been the backbone of the sea angling market for some time. They are often the first boat you'll buy while you literally "test" the water and suss out if you really are the next Captain Ahab or better suited to dry land.
But 15ft boats have taken massive strides forward in the past decade and the packages and designs available now offer far greater performance, safety and stability than in the past.
This advancement is well reflected in the Warrior 150, a smaller sister vessel to the very popular 165 and 175 Warrior's. A chance to test the 150 also offered the opportunity to take a look at the new Mercury 4-Stroke 50hp EFI Bigfoot motor. Two birds with one stone!
Out On Test
We launched at Nab Rock slipway, Mumbles. Though the sea was calmish inside, beyond the Lighthouse the sea retained a good swell after storms that had only just abated. Conditions were good for a test drive and would give the boat a proper airing.
I ran out at slow speed just to get the motor fully warmed up, then spent a few minutes enjoying myself throwing the boat about and basically getting used to how she performed and responded. I then jumped ship on to a RIB to take some photos of the 150 at speed passing by. She looks good in the water skimming over the surface and creates very little wake.
Back aboard it was time to really see what the 150 offered. Acceleration and lift on to the plane is quick, the boat instantly flattening out as she hits planing speed. Hull noise was quite low too, even in the bumpy seas, and increased only slightly as I deliberately powered the boat through the rising turbulent wake of the RIB that had shot off in front of me.
She proved to be very stable at speed with two of us aboard, but I think, like most 15ft boats, she will always benefit by careful trimming when two anglers are packing the usual large amounts of tackle aboard. This is not meant as a criticism, for all small boats need careful packing of gear to logically spread the weight and give maximum performance and stability when underway.
Taking corners at speed she digs in to the water and grips, and there was no sign of skid even under very tight turns. She does lift her nose a fraction when really throwing her in to a tight cornering maneuver, but the stern stays firmly in place and gives a reassuring feel to such dramatic and rarely necessary maneuvers.
I intentionally connected hard, and still at reasonable speed, head on with two large waves that reared up in front of us causing us to drop deep in to the trough, the bow slamming in to the wall of water. She did not bury herself, but rose upwards and cut the wave with little spray being deflected upwards, and non reached us inside either.
Under minimal power in a following sea the boat remains predictable and needed only minor adjustment to keep her course. Backing in to a decent wave also proved she stays dry with next to no slop making it's way in to the splash well, which is reassuringly deep across the transom.
Killing the power and drifting, we both went to one side of the boat to check static stability. She's a beamy boat and leans only slightly before finding her level. No problem for one guy to lean right over, grab a big fish like a tope, and lift it in on to the deck for tagging, photos and release. I also liked the deep gunnels on the 150. These give you a feeling of total security at all times.
The boat tested had two swivel chairs fitted. Sat in these and underway visibility through the cabin windows was good enough for calmish seas, but I prefer to always stand up and look over the top of the cabin to get better visibility for better identification of floating debris like logs and planks. If you do stand to steer, then this does make the steering wheel a little low for comfort.
The 150 incorporates a hard wood keel, with a foam filled bow and an under deck buoyancy chamber. The deck is totally solid with no give under the feet at all. The deck is finished in an excellent matt, non-slip dark grey/blue finish.
The open entry cabin style cuddy has an anchor stowage locker positioned in the middle of the front bulkhead with access to the bow via a Houdini hatch. The bow locker was sealed on the test boat, and with many anglers preferring to use a lazy line to the anchor rope this will suit many of you.
The cabin offers good access being fully open on the port side, and the steering console positioned on the starboard side. There is a lift hatch locker for stowage on the port side seat, and the seating goes all the way round the cabin from the port side to behind the steering console. There is also another stowage locker built in to the steering console.
The console itself has the accessory switches and fuse board block housed just to the right, with room for gauges to the side and above. The console is also wide enough to take sounders etc, but I can see some anglers preferring to fit them on brackets just inside the cabin roof. The helmsman wheel is covered with a quality grippy type plastic and is excellent.
I think quite a few anglers will choose to leave out the two seats to create more room and space for fishing and working, but even with these fitted two anglers have ample room at the back for very comfy fishing.
The fuel tank stows in the drain well under the splash well and is well out of the way. The boat also has excellent compartments under each stern corner large enough to take the battery for the motor, and another battery at the other side to run your electrics off giving independence and the security of carrying two batteries.
There is a transom mounted stainless steel rail that holds a bolted on bait board in the middle. This rail is also ideal for attaching Breakaway type rod holders too as well. The boat tested was also fitted with slide in rod holders and cleats each side of the splash well.
On top of the cabin the test boat had a stainless gantry for aerials, plus drilled plates ideal for taking the GPS etc, and navigation lights. The cabin windows are tinted and bolted in with plastic screws.
I also noticed the heavy-duty fendering strip running round the boat. Some boats do not offer up as much protection using a cheaper type of fendering, but that fitted on the 150 was tough and top quality.
Launch and Retrieve
The boat comes with a Rollercoaster trailer and proved easy to launch and retrieve with minimal effort. You can handle it single-handed easy enough.
There are steps built in to the trailer either side of the wheel arches for easy access to get inside the boat when on the trailer.
The Mighty Mercury
The Mercury 50hp EFI Bigfoot 4-Stroke motor is an overhead cam design with a 995cc displacement, fuel injection, and an ECM 555 digital inductive ignition. It also sports through the prop exhaust and is water-cooled through a thermostat. The alternator churns out a steady 20 amps of electric through a voltage regulator. It obviously runs on unleaded petrol and weighs in at 120kg. It is one of the new breed of ultra low emission motors designed to keep pollutants to a minimum.
When idling you can barely hear it running. Push the throttle forwards and the power is instant all the way through the range. At steady planing speeds estimated at 20-knots the engine is a faint murmur at the rear. Even pretty much flat out noise levels are minimal and it's a lot less drain on your energy not having a big brute of an engine rasping in your ear when on the move.
Even more impressive is the miserly amounts of juice this beast burns. There was a fuel consumption monitor fitted to the boat, and after a good 45 minutes of tearing about the ocean off Swansea it read a consumption figure of just 0.8 gallons. Amazing! In fact so amazing I didn't believe it, so Paul, the engineer from Shadow Marine who'd filled the fuel tank prior to the test, went back to fill it up so we could check. It took less than four litres of fuel!
The Warrior 150 is rated to take motors up to 60hp, but matched to the Mercury 50hp EFI you've got a superb combination that's capable of speeds in excess of 30mph with excellent fuel economy for long range fishing.
For me to get good fishing in my home waters I'm used to working 15 miles or more out in my 18-fter, given the right conditions, and I'd have no worries working a well equipped 150 out to that range.
The boat has the ability to handle difficult seas, should they arise, and is predictable in handling. She's stable to work from, roomy and comfortable.