Mako’s “Rapid Planing System” enables
low-speed planing with no
bow rise in skinny water.
If you have ever owned a small boat that had horrible bow rise before it would get
on plane, then you will appreciate the Boating Writers International/NMMA Innovation
Award to Mako for their new 18 LTS. The bay boat has a patent-pending “Rapid Planing
System” that not only pushes the boat up on plane quickly, but it can do it in only
24" (60.96 cm) of water. The boat has a stepped hull. The BWI/NMMA Innovation Awards
are given out each year at the Miami Boat Show. The judge said that the boat gets
out of the hole quickly in skinny water and does it at an affordable price (as low
as $16,495 according to the Mako website).
See tests on Mako boats --