TRACKER® TournamentTM V18 All Fish
YOU’RE IN THE MARKET for a multispecies fishing boat, TRACKER®
’s new V18 All Fish may be just the ticket. It has a great multispecies layout and is designed for the serious angler.
over 18 feet in length and with a 7-foot, 3-inch beam (69- inch bottom), this all-welded aluminum boat is designed to provide both a stable fishing platform and be easy to handle while on plane. TRACKER®
uses a two-piece hull design with fulllength stringers, and box-beam welded inner deck structure for extra ruggedness. Additionally, 0.100-gauge marine-grade aluminum alloy is used throughout the boat. Other design features include a 17-degree deadrise hull and a 211/2-inch transom height to limit backwash.
just 1152 pounds, the V18 easily attains 48 mph with the standard 75 ELPTO outboard, and when equipped with the optional Mercury®
, this rig can reach a top speed of 58 mph.
features include: aerated/divided 53-inch bow livewell with full recirculation and pump-out system; similar aftlivewell; baitwell inserts; a 7-footlong, locking rod locker; 25- quart carry-on cooler; molded storage box; MotorGuide®
52- pound-thrust trolling motor; two-bank battery charger; 25- gallon fuel tank; Lowrance®
X47 fishfinder; and relocatable twin fishing chairs.
included is a single-axle TrailStar™
trailer with swingaway tongue, retractable safety cables and GalvaShield™
Article by Peter D. DuPre
Reprintedwith permission from Bass & Walleye Boats, Dec. 2004.