Skeeter Launches New SL1800 - Family Friendly Model Great for Recreational Anglers
Published on 2009-08-24
Skeeter Products, Inc. has replaced its popular SL180 with an entirely new hull design in its SL1800, a model that is four inches longer, five inches wider, has a six square-foot larger front deck, and features two additional inches in interior depth.
“With the strong reception of our SL1900 last season, we wanted to follow-up with another family sport model that would complement our entire SL Series of boats, which now includes the SL210, SL1900, SL190 and new SL1800,” says Ben Jarrett, Skeeter’s National Sales Manager. “Our SL Series of boats has received a lot of attention this past year because of their versatility in appealing to families vacationing closer to home - using their boats for fishing and recreational water sports.”
Skeeter’s design of the SL1800 gives families a sporty-looking boat with ample space for people and gear, yet in a small package. The new model is rated for Yamaha’s F150 four-stroke engine, providing excellent reliability, fuel efficiency, performance and a quick hole shot for pulling skiers, wake boarders or tubers.
The SL1800 comes packaged with a Skeeter single axle trailer with disc brakes, tie downs, swingaway tongue, ultra-silver wheels, spare tire and carrier, in addition to a Humminbird 728 in-dash fish finder with transducer and temperature probe. The MSRP for the SL1800, powered by a Yamaha F150 is $38,060.
The entire SL Series is designed for family fun, comfort, convenience and luxury. The modular consoles features a low-profile walk-through windshield, cockpit command center with horn, tachometer, speedometer, fuel, trim gauges and 12 V acc plug. Hydraulic tilt steering fits any size driver, and an AM/FM radio with compact disc player, four speakers and MP3 adapter are standard.
Side panel net storage and a passenger glove box are great for personal items, while an in-floor storage compartment converts to hold either fishing equipment or skiing gear. A 55-quart ice chest under the rear deck keeps you on the water all day, and a retractable boarding ladder, ski rope storage, ski tow pylon and bow deck pads are standard comforts for recreational water sports.
For anglers, the SL1800 features a single rear live well with control system, including fill, recirculating modes and timer. Two fishing seats with 13 inch extensions, bow panel with trolling motor receptacle and trim switch and a six gauge trolling motor wiring system with three battery trays makes the SL1800 fishing-ready at a moments notice.
Capable of holding five people or 737 lbs., passengers will ride in comfort with bucket seats and a rear bench seat. The SL1800 includes plenty of options, allowing you to personalize your boat to fit your needs. Options include a range of colors to select from, canopy top, rear deck sun pad, electronics packages from Lowrance and Humminbird, Minn Kota trolling motor and trailer upgrades, among other options.
Skeeter Products, Inc., the Official Boat Sponsor of BASS, makes fishing and boating fun and rewarding with an owner’s tournament, its “Real Money” tournament incentive program, and a topnotch dealer network. Skeeter designs and manufactures innovative and high-performing bass, walleye, fish & ski, and saltwater boats. Skeeter is the recipient of seven consecutive CSI customer satisfaction awards, and its boats are NMMA certified to meet strict U.S. Coast Guard and American Boat & Yacht Council standards. For a catalog call (800) SKEETER, or for more information visit www.skeeterboats.com.
Length – 18’, Beam – 93”, Interior Depth – 23”, Draft – 14”, Dry Weight – 1,850 lbs., Max. Horsepower
– 150 h.p.
SL1800 Performance Data (Yamaha F150)
Cruise Speed – 24.7 mph @ 3,000 rpm (5.88 mpg), Top Speed – 52.5 mph @ 5,850 rpm (3.18 mpg),
$38,060 (Yamaha F150)