Here are some photos of my boat. It's a Warrior 165. I bought her five years ago straight from the maker. I also imported the trailer at the same time. The boat is only 5.05 meters long, but the deck could fit on a much bigger boat. The hard top provides just enough shelter to ceep the rain and wind away, but sleeping in this boat is not good. This is a fishingboat, not a compromise, not made for camping. She is built to stand the Irish Sea, wich means marin conditions and water scimilar to Lake Vättern and Vänern. That means current water with high, short waves. I have been out in windy 16 m/sec. with her. It's not really effective, but it's possible. Did i fish that day? No comments! She handles the waves and swell very well. There is no selfdraining on this model, so from floor to rails there is 85cm of hight. No risk falling out from this boat. I have had waves coming in over the hard top, leaving plenty of water on the deck, so a bilgepump with high capacity is a must on a boat like this. That big deck collectes a lot of water.
With a Suzuki 70 4-stroke, she will cruise 12-13 knots in rough water, wind 8-10 m/sec. Some banging and slaming, but she will stay together. Handrolled glassfiber with some layers of kevlar in the bottom will do the job and ensure that. The gelcoat on the boat is not best quality. There are some hairstringcracks here and there all over the boat. I don't know if it is from five years abuse on the lake, bouncing around on the trailer for 10000 km or just poor gelcoat. I think little of both. The hairstring cracks are not to much to worry about and i just wax the boat regularily. She is resting on the trailer when not on the lake, well taken care of so she will last for many more years. I haven't seen any other Warriors on Swedish water, except in Baltic Sea, Simrishamn. These boats are popular in Denmark and according to the Warrioragent in Denmark, he has sold three Warrior boats to Sweden. I haven't seen any of them! A good friend of mine, Pedersen, "Team Tortuga" from Motala had a Warrior when i bought mine, but he's fishing from a Campion explorer 542 now, selling away the little fishingmachine, so now I would like to know if there is any other Warriorowners out there, in Sweden. I would like to get in contact with them, i want to know how they they are doing with their boats. As i said the gelcoat is not good on my boat, but overall the boat is just fantastic. The issue with the gelcoat should have been delt with now, as far as i know.
I have all the contacts, phonenumbers and emailadresses, if someone want to import their own boat from England. I can help you with that. Warriors can be bought from Denmark too, but then they are expensive, so importing one from GB can be a good affair. Check out the boats at www.warriorboats.co.uk
Leave a comment and contactinfo. if you are intrested in owning one of theese fantastic, practical, but ugly fishingboats;-)