The WX 1880 is the latest in Skeeter’s lineup of Deepwater Series boats. It brings the best of both worlds to the family with fishability and plain old fun on the water ability. Skeeter has added a second transom so you can include that kicker you need for serious trophy fish.
40-gallon fuel capacity
Single axle Skeeter Deluxe trailer with swing-away tongue standard
Lowrance LCF-1440 dash flasher with temperature and rear transducer
Hydraulic tilt steering
Integrated rod storage system
Livewell system with independent fill, recirc and drain modes and pump timer
Stern livewell and baitwell
Skeeter WX 1880 Specifications
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Skeeter WX 1880Engine options
1 x 150-hp Yamaha
1 x 150-hp Yamaha Four-Stroke
Skeeter WX 1880 Line Drawing
Skeeter WX 1880 Photo Gallery
Versatile Platform for Fish or Ski
She has the fishability and standard features that anglers need, along with a versatile platform for the active family. The WX 1880 package includes a Skeeter Deluxe single-axle tube trailer.
Skeeter introduces a new boat in the ZX class for 2005. The WX1880 is a combination fish and ski boat. It is not a compromise boat by any stretch of the imagination. It is part of their ZX series of deep water boats and it performs the function of a top notch fishing rig as well as a high-performance ski boat equally well.
The WX 1880 package includes a Skeeter Deluxe single-axle tube trailer with swing-away tongue, spare tire and carrier, as well as tie downs and transom saver. There are four stainless steel pop-up cleats which keep the gunwales clean and snag-free when you are fishing and ready for action when approaching the docks. The bow has a standard Minnkota AP65 Auto Pilot Trolling Motor and a trim switch for the main motor. For your convenience you can also install one of the two movable fish chairs up front for casting. The center rod box organizes your favorite fishing rigs and keeps them ready to rumble. There is also plenty of side storage for even more rods.
The stern livewell has an adjustable timer and interior lights that make moving around after sunset safer. All the storage lids have side latches that make them virtually unseen and most have gas assisted lifts on them. The walkthrough windshield is high enough to shield most of the cold air away from the cockpit, making the ride on a cold day like we had much more tolerable.
Comfortable Helm Console
The helm is outfitted with a standard Lowrance LCF 1440 flasher mounted in the center of the dash behind the wheel. Steering on this model is tilt hydraulic assisted, which gave a seemingly zero effort drive. Typical instrumentation such as tachometer, speedometer, fuel and oil gauges complete the dash. A cooler for your sandwiches and cold beverages is built into the step going forward. A second one is built into the front deck so that plenty of cold drinks go around throughout the day. Our test boat had the optional AM/FM stereo with CD player installed, although I can’t imagine a ski boat without one.
The WX1880 measures 18’9” length overall and is 21’2” on the trailer. She has a beam width of 7'11”, 8'5” trailer width. She weighs in at 1,800 lbs. and has a fuel capacity of 40 gallons. Maximum horsepower rating on this boat is 200-hp.
We tested the WX1880 on Lake Tyler in Texas on a frigid, drizzly day with winds blowing white caps on the lake. The WX1880 handled like a champ on the water and the hull noise was dampened quite well. With a 150-horsepower Yamaha 4-stroke on the back, we found her best cruise speed at about 3000 rpm traveling 21.2 mph, and handling smoothly. At this speed she is capable of running 215 miles on a full tank of fuel. At wide-open-throttle, running 6000 rpm the 1880 achieved a top speed of 51.1 mph, giving us a range of about 118 miles. This WX model was incredibly quick to plane in only 2.6 seconds, and was traveling 30 mph in just 5.3 seconds.
If you are like many families that are torn between having a fishing rig or a ski rig, Skeeter’s WX 1880 may solve your dilemma. She has the fishability and standard features that anglers need, along with a versatile platform for the active family.
Skeeter WX 1880 Test Result Highlights
Top speed for the Skeeter WX 1880 is 51.1 mph (82.2 kph), burning 15.7 gallons per hour (gph) or 59.42 liters per hour (lph).
Best cruise for the Skeeter WX 1880 is 38.1 mph (61.3 kph), and the boat gets 4.98 miles per gallon (mpg) or 2.12 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 179 miles (288.07 kilometers).
Tested power is 1 x 150-hp Yamaha Four-Stroke.
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Standard and Optional Equipment
Skeeter WX 1880 Standard and Optional Equipment
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Skeeter WX 1880 Warranty
Skeeter WX 1880 Warranty Information
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