Heavy Metal Boatin' for '05: TRACKER®
TV 18 All Fish is TRACKER®
's new multi species boat, a rig that anglers who divide their fishing between bass and whatever else happens to be biting should find intriguing. This 18-foot, 2-inch rig has an 87-inch beam and claims the largest bow area of any boat in its class. Its versatile interior layout features a massive 53-inch bow livewell (big enough for the striper, pike or musky of a lifetime), as well as an aft well, both with recirculation and pump-out capabilities. Casting decks are lower than in typical bass boats for greater security in rough water. Other features include a 7-foot rod locker, cooler locker with 25-quart carry-on cooler, molded console, full instrumentation, Lowrance®
graph, composite-frame seating, MotorGuide®
trolling motor, 25-gallon fuel tank, onboard two-bank battery charger and ample gear and tackle storage. There's an all-welded hull, aluminum transom, welded one piece keel extrusion and full-length stringer system that absorbs wave shock and dissipates engine stress. Sides and bottom are all .100-gauge aluminum. With trailer and 115 Mercury®
, it's $16,495.Article by Don Wirth, Senior Writer
Reprintedwith permission of Bassmaster Magazine, January 2005.