Boat Test: 2010 Legend 16 XGS

Boat Tested2010 Legend 16 XGS
Price As Tested$18,900 CAD
Category Side Console
Manufacturer Legend
Length16ft 6in / 5.03 m
Beam6ft 10in / 2.08 m
Drive TypeOutboard
Fuel Capacity13

By: Amanda Comission

The scene is Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie, Ontario. Mother Nature has graced us with a few short days of Indian summer and the fishermen in the area are taking full advantage. The shoreline, both on the land and the water, is dotted with people gently casting a hopeful line.

As we prepare our test boat for launch, I notice eyes start to waiver from their fixed position just below the water’s surface to this fishing machine. The 2010 Legend 16 XGS is a good looking fishing boat, that’s for sure. And it’s one that’s not just a pretty face; it’s built with care and purpose.

For its size, the 16 XGS has quite a bit of space on the carpeted bow casting deck. Here you will find an aerated 30-gallon livewell with integrated bait bucket, a large storage compartment and an in-floor mount for a pedestal seat. Our test boat also featured a MotorGuide wireless trolling motor.

Moving back into the vinyl-floored cockpit area, the fishing features continue with Drop’N’Go rod holders to port and an integrated seven-foot lockable rod box to starboard. There are two in-floor pedestal seat mounts (in addition to the helm and passenger positions) and an additional mount on the rear casting deck, which contains additional storage.

Whether you’re the captain or the co-captain, you’ll be riding comfortably in the high-back swivel chairs. But you’ll really want to be behind the wheel when it’s time to set out in search of your catch as the 16 XGS offers up a great ride.

Equipped with a 60-hp Mercury outboard (with two on board), the test boat planed in 4.12 seconds. From idle, we were up to a comfortable cruise of 25 mph in 7.27 seconds. Those fish don’t stand a chance! And if you want a little bit more pep, no problem. The 16 XGS is rated for up to 75 hp. Overall, the ride was quiet, comfortable and stable with the 10-degree deep-V hull with reverse chines slicing nicely through our own wake.

If you’re looking for a fun and functional fishing boat, the 16 XGS not only looks the part - it serves the goods.

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