Building the finest custom flats & shallow water fishing boats for over 56 years.
18' Backcountry Pro

Deep V hull is The Pride of The Keys

The 18′ Backcountry Pro known affectionately in the Florida Keys as “the pride”, with its Deep V hull, is the most versatile flats boat in the world. It rides better than many fishing boats over 20′ and yet poles in 10” of water. The Everglades Park Rangers comfortably run their 18′ Backcountry Pro’s over 55mph in a 3′ chop!

Tarpon guides from Jupiter to Key West have been recommending the 18′ Backcountry Pro for twenty years for its stability in open bays and inlets, allowing people to walk around the gunnels securely. Recreational anglers will appreciate being able to pole the flats in the morning, and pick up the family to water ski or dive the patch reefs in the afternoon.

The 18′ Backcountry Pro was designed by to be top back country boat.


10 yr. Structural Hull Warranty (transferable)
All Closed Cell Foam & Composite Construction (no wood)
High Density Closed-Cell Foam Core Transom
All Composite Stringers
3-Piece Bonded Construction (no fasteners)
Hand Lay-Up Construction with weight-saving PVC Foam Core
Choice of Hull Color (175 choices)
27 Gal. Plastic Gas Tank EPA
Fire Resistant Coast Guard Approved Type "A" Hose
Fuel Filter
Bilge Pump with Automatic Float Switch (2000 GPH)
Upright Level Flotation
1 Bow and 2 Stern Eyes (all stainless steel)
Seat Helm Cushion on aft Hatch Lid
Choice of Center Console Styles
Poly Console Door
Waterproof Switches to seal out moisture
Switch Panel w/6 Waterproof Circuit Breaker Switches
Common Ground w/Tin Coated Copper Wiring Harness & "heat shrink" Sealed Terminals
12 Volt DC Power Plug
Aluminum Steering Wheel w/Knob
Hydraulic Steering
Deck & Cockpit
Trim Tabs
Cockpit Light under Gunnels, in Livewell & aft Storage Compartment
Heavy-Duty Rub-Rail
Molded-In Nonskid Surface on floor & deck
Gas Deck Fill Plate & Overboard Vent
Pop-Up Stainless Steel Navigation Light & Anchor Light
Flush Recessed Stainless Steel Hardware & Hinges
Floor Cast Net Compartment
Large Dry Storage Compartment forward
Large Dry Storage Compartment aft, port & stbd. (finished interior)
Large Dry Storage Box aft center, under seat (finished interior)
2 Oval Live Well Aft with High Speed Pickup, 39 Total Gallons 500 GPH Pump & Plumbing
Gas Shocks on hatches
Rod Storage Racks under gunnels w/10 Rod Tip Tubes bow forward
Carpeting under gunnels
Poling Accessories
Poling Platform Deluxe 4 Leg
Push Pole Holders (3) recessed
Batteries & Accessories
Battery, Tray, Cables, & Battery Selector Switch
Test Drive
Contact us for more information
Toll free: 800.471.7671
Phone: 305.257.2628

Do you want to become the proud owner of the most versatile flats boat in the world? Contact us to find out about the 18′ Backcountry Pro.

Length: 17'10"
Beam: 7'7"
Draft: 10"
Deadrise: 20°
Max Horsepower: 150 HP
Transom Height: 20"
Cockpit Depth: 17"
Cockpit Size: 87"L x 64"W
Gunnel Width: 12"
Dry Weight: 950 lbs. (850 lb. Kevlar)
Useful Load: 1400 lbs. (motor, gear, people)
Occupancy: 4 people (840 lbs.)
Fuel Capacity: 27 gal.
Material & Construction: Fiberglass/Carbon Fiber