18' Back Country Pro

Deep V hull is The Pride of The Keys

18-ft-back-country

The 18′ Back Country 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′ Back Country Pro’s over 55mph in a 3′ chop!

Tarpon guides from Jupiter to Key West have been recommending the 18′ Back Country 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′ Back Country Pro was designed by to be top back country boat.


Specifications

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

Features

Hull


  • 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)
  • Console
  • 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