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18' Sportsman

*pictures do not always reflect standard features 

     Seaway’s 18 Sportsman is an overachiever. How else to describe a small but roomy open utility boat that can take nearshore coastal seas safely in stride but still sneak into shallow tidal creeks, run well with an economical 50-90-hp modern outboard, and ride on a simple, single-axle trailer behind a compact SUV? This one is also lovely, with a sweeping sheer and classic teak trim. Her proud bow cleaves seas while her hard chines and low transom deadrise provide good performance with that modest power. She’s a lot of boat for not much money, either to purchase, use, or maintain.

 So what about use? What can she do? Because of her combination of seaworthiness and shallow draft, she’s great at exploring bays and rivers. The ease of trailering her opens up broad geographic opportunities for adventurous day trips on a modest fuel budget. With the stability inherent in her 8’ beam, she adapts easily to multiple fishing techniques. A 70-hp engine can push her to a top speed around 30 mph, but because she planes as low as 10 mph, she can adapt easily to a wide range of sea conditions, and she has enough power for simple towing water sports.

     The Sportsman model includes a fiberglass inner liner and multiple options that include several hull colors, bow seating with cushions, a folding dodger to shelter that area, a console windshield with handrail, and a fiberglass leaning post with door and cushion instead of a helm seat/storage box with a reversible back. 


Length: 18′      Beam: 8'     Draft: 10″     Weight: 1,200 lbs     Transom:20″    Recommended HP 50-90     Fuel Capacity: 40 Gallons

Standard Features:

Hand Laid Fiberglass Hull
Self Bailing Molded Cockpit w Scuppers
One Piece Stringer Grid
Foam Flotation
Large Console w/ Forward Seat Storage
Flip Back Storage Seat
40 Gallon Fuel Tank, Filter & Water Separator
LED 12v Navigation
Hydraulic Steering
Classic Analog Tach & Fuel Gauge
Black Rub Rail
Spray Rails (Black or White)
Quarter Guards (Black or White)

Under Gunwale Rod Racks

Composite Trim
Inspection Deck Plates
6 Gang Electrical Switch Panel
12v/ USB Accessory Plug
Electric Bilge Pump & Auto Float
Single Battery & Switch
SS Pop Up Rear Cleats
SS Pop Up Spring Cleats
SS Bow Chocks
SS Fixed Bow Cleat
SS Bow Eye
SS Rod Holders (Pair)
Vinyl Upholstery
Boot Stripe
Bottom Paint
Standard Hull & Deck Colors (White or

​Dark Color Upgrade
Pastel Color Upgrade
V-Berth Seating w/ Cushions (Deletes
Console Seat) &
Oiled Teak Package
Varnished Teak Package (Gloss Finish)
Windshield w/ SS Handrail
Transom Mounted Boarding Ladder
Dual Batteries w/ Switch
AGM Battery Upgrade
SS Bow Rail
Raw Water Washdown

Spray Rails Color Matched to Hull

Additional SS Rod Holders (Pair)

T-Top (Canvas Soft Top)

Bimini Top w/ Boot

Console Cover

Helm Seat Cover

Sunbrella Upholstery

Upgraded Woven Snap-in Flooring

NMEA 2000Garmin UHD 94SV w/ Transducer

Garmin GPSMAP 943XSV w/ Transducer

Fusion Stereo w/ Two Speakers

3100 lb Single Axle Roller Trailer (NoBrakes)

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