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SUN DOLPHIN Sportsman Fishing Boat

Model # 9384959Mfg # 11077


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Product Description

An excellent alternative for the freshwater angler who doesn't want to put up with trailering his ride to those secluded fishing holes. Easily fits into a truck bed or van for easy transportation, and durable carrying handles make it a cinch to move. It's prewired for an electric trolling motor and includes built-in rear and front motor mounts for trolling versatility.

Rugged UV-stabilized Fortiflex High Density Polyethylene deck and hull will hold up for years of adventure, and won't fade with prolonged use in the sun. Adjustable, removable swivel seats have durable supports and provide excellent comfort, while recessed drink and tackle holders offer further convenience.

  • Application: Freshwater fishing boat
  • Hull Material: High-density polyethylene
  • Construction: Thermoformed 2-piece hull and deck
  • Hull Shape: Modified tri-hull
  • Length: 8-1/2'
  • Boat Beam: 4'
  • Weight: 100lb.
  • Capacity: 550lb.
  • Maximum HP: 3
  • Standard Hardware: Molded in carry handles
  • Available Accessories: Outboard or trolling motor
  • Warranty: One year
  • Color: Gray


Sportsman Fishing Boat

Capacity 550 Pounds
Compatible Accessories Trolling Motor
Features Carrying Handles
Horsepower 3 Horsepower
Length 8' 6"
Material High Density Polyethylene
Shape Modified Tri-Hull
Type Thermoformed 2-Piece Hull and Deck
Warranty Details One Year

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Sun Dolphin Sportsman Fishing Boat

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Good begining!

By Kelly

from Haslett, Michigan

Comments about Sun Dolphin Sportsman Fishing Boat:

It's my opinion that KL Industries needs to focus on this boat and add more compliments to this frame. The boat has the space to make some changes and I'm sure they have professionals that can confirm my recommendations. In the middle you could add a aerated live well on one side and the battery box on the other. A fishing finder on the front right and a control box just below it. The control box would have two switches, one to activate the pump for the live well and the other to turn on the lights. Lights are another compliment that should be added. I don't know if you have anything under the main floor but it should be reinforced with wood for durability and strength. I'm not sure if I like your seat frames since I've never tried them out. My first thought is that they look a little scary. Are they bolted down or do they just slide back and forth? The pontoon design is what creates the great stability. That is what I want. The use of high density Polyethylene is also what I want. Good Job. But you need to redo the idea, good start though. Put a little bit of your Pro 120 into your Sportsman and you'd have something I'd buy. You will have to raise the price of the Sportsman but I think customers will buy. Especially if I drive around the states and show it off. Let the people see it in action. And I have a lot of experience with this type of boat. I make it look easy.


Great little boat

By Old Man

from West, TN, United States

Comments about Sun Dolphin Sportsman Fishing Boat:

Fun and easy to load and unload from my truck. Handles great on the water.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Beware of the capacity rating!

By Bhauntennessee

from Knoxville, TN, United States

Comments about Sun Dolphin Sportsman Fishing Boat:

The boat looks good and appears well made. It is prewired which is a very nice feature. There is a huge difference in the published 550# capacity and the 400# data plate on the boat.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


first week...

By lorrie

from Seattle, WA, United States

Comments about Sun Dolphin Sportsman Fishing Boat:

what a great find. just sold a bayliner due to size and crowded lakes, too much time involved just to get in the water....we were shopping around for something one person can manage and to be able to put in water anywhere. we were looking for something larger but what sold us what that it fits right in the bed of our Silverado. tail gate down and a couple of bungee cords....first week we took to 3 different lakes using a trolling motor. what a great time. big enough for the both of us and I cannot tell you how many people hollered at us from there docks wanting to know what the heck it was, how much and where did we get it. never once got swamped by speed boats.....or jet skis we felt very comfortable for what we wanted it fish or just troll around the islands....and while everyone else was in line waiting to drop there boats we just carried it past them and off we went. the flat bottom made it very easy to step in and out of. best purchase ever. my husband has gone fishing by him self and he has no problem with removing from truck in or out.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Mini Crab boat

By Bubba

from Ocean Springs, Ms 39564

Comments about Sun Dolphin Sportsman Fishing Boat:

Can carry all my crabtraps out past low tide watermark,so traps stay underwater& I dont have to sink waist deep in (BP)mud to put out& take back in anymore. Perfect lil work barge for pump when jeting poles for dock or peer,& you can just fish out of it too!!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Great little boat

By WPFD175

from Western Kentucky

Comments about Sun Dolphin Sportsman Fishing Boat:

Bought this to use at our farm on a pond and also a small lake close to our house, very stable with two adults, great boat for the price.  

(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)


Great litte boat!!!

By jaaron01

from Omaha, NE

About Me Angler


  • Durable
  • Performs well
  • Stable/seaworthy


    Best Uses

    • Angling

    Comments about Sun Dolphin Sportsman Fishing Boat:

    I've had this little boat for 1 year, and wouldn't trade it for anything. I've had it on large lakes with 25-30 mph wind, and while I don't recommend it, and was a little sea sick afterwards, it had no problems getting to the dock. Great for 1 person fishing, a little crowded for 2 people, but very doable. Sets much higher in the water than the pond prowlers, and build to last. Don't store this outdoors without protection from the sun, and it'll last a long time.

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