John page williams
The following review was written by John Page Williams, Editor-at-large, Chesapeake Bay Magazine. John, senior naturalist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, has been a regular contributor to Chesapeake Bay Magazine for 30 years, specializing in environmental issues, nature, wildlife, fishing and boats. He has been testing new and used boats for the magazine's Time-Tested and New Boat News departments since 1998.
Hydra Sport 2000
OCTOBER 2009
 
   
Length overall  20' 11"
Beam  8' 6"
Draft  15" (engine up)
Deadrise  20 degrees
Weight3,600 lb (w/o engine)
Fuel 105 gals
Water9 gals (optional)
Base Price  $49,000 w/ 150hp Yamaha four-stroke

The new 2000WA from Hydra-Sports is a walkaround thats small enough to tow without a monster truck. Quick but fuel-efficient with a single new-breed 150-hp outboard on the transom, it is ruggedly built of sophisticated composite materials and offers nice safety touches, such as a transom splash well and a self-bailing cockpit. The 2000WA also has a user-friendly seating arrangement and an optional 9-gallon freshwater system. Hydra-Sports Boats, Sarasota, Fla.; 941-751-7859; www.hydrasports.com