TRACKER® (TOURNAMENTTM V-18)
BILLED as the boat for all species in many situations, TRACKER®'s new Tournament™ V-18 certainly fits the needs of most Canadian anglers. It's constructed using TRACKER's proprietary method of welding the two-piece hull together at the keel, making for very clean, sleek lines that can't be attained using conventional welding or riveting techniques. At 18'2", it has the largest bow area of any boat in its class, and like all TRACKERs, it comes pre-rigged with such fish-catching features as a 52-pound bow-mount trolling motor, fishfinder, two fishing chairs, on-board battery charger, bow and aft livewells and a nifty 25-quart carry-on cooler that stows neatly in the cooler locker. With its 87-inch beam and 69-inch bottom, the Tournament V-18 promises stability both while fishing and on plane. It comes standard with a 75-horsepower Mercury® ELPTO outboard, which can be upgraded to 115 horsepower. The Tournament V-18 also comes with a custom-matched TrailStar™ trailer with a swing-away tongue. Learn more: 1-888-487-2253; www.trackerboats.com
Article by T.J. Schwanky
Reprintedwith permission from Outdoor Canada, Winter 2005.