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Crestliner CMV 1850 (Not in Production)
(w/ 1 x 140-hp Johnson 4-stroke)

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Crestliner CMV 1850 (Not in Production)
Crestliner CMV 1850 (Not in Production)
The CMV 1850 is a solid, responsive, and stable fish fighting rig. One of the most notable features on this model is the deck, which is now higher and gives you added casting space. There is also more room to store extra tackle in the boxes up front.

This model has been replaced with the CX 17.

Key Features

  • Lifetime + 3 year Protection Plan
  • All aluminum construction
  • Baked Armor-Guard paint process
  • Composite rot-free transom
  • Casting platform with storage compartments
  • Concept DX fishing chairs
  • Dry storage compartment
  • Lockable rod storage
  • Non-glare dash
  • SL3 helm with windscreen and custom dash panel
  • Trolling motor panel with 12/24 volt outlet & trim switch


Crestliner CMV 1850 (Not in Production) Specifications
Length Overall 18'1'' Dry Weight 1,300 lbs
Beam 95'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft N/A Weight Capacity N/A
Draft Up N/A Person Capacity N/A
Draft Down N/A Fuel Capacity 41 gal.
Air Draft N/A Water Capacity none
Deadrise/Transom N/A Length on Trailer N/A
Max Headroom Open Boat Height on Trailer N/A
Bridge Clearance N/A Trailer Weight N/A
Total Package Weight (Trailer,Boat & Engine) N/A
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Crestliner CMV 1850 (Not in Production) Engine options
Std. Power Not Available
Tested Power 1 x 140-hp Johnson 4-stroke
Opt. Power Not Available

Crestliner CMV 1850 (Not in Production) Line Drawing


Crestliner CMV 1850 (Not in Production) Photo Gallery

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Plenty of places to cast off from.

Crestliner CMV 1850 (Not in Production) Captain's Report

Crestliner Serves Up a Fisherman’s Delight

Tested by Capt. Bob Smith

Crestliner spoke to many of their customers and to their professional fishing team to make some changes for this year’s version. One of the most notable is the deck on this model, which is now higher and gives you added casting area, and also more room to stuff extra tackle in the boxes up front. The gear boxes along the port side up front now allow you to line up several Plano type boxes, where you can quickly recognize the one you need and not lose precious time digging for lures.


The peak offers a removable navigation light with a task light built into the back for seeing at night without killing your vision. The trolling motor can be mounted along the port side at the bow with the outlet and main engine trim switch in the break of the peak up front to starboard. More storage boxes are to the starboard side of the forward casting deck. Down the center is a spot for a casting chair between the two smaller boxes and a cavernous center rod locker with a lower battery safe for the trolling motor under it.

Cockpit Features

The cockpit area is kept to the minimum to make sure you have the added space you’ll need on the casting decks. The seating is made up of three seats, with the center back folding down to become a step instead of walking on the cushions. Just behind the center seat in the forward part of the stern casting deck is a 26-gallon aerated livewell. Storage boxes bracket this livewell so you can keep some of the tackle back here while fishing. A long locker allows access to critical components in the stern mechanical well. You can put one of the casting chairs or a butt chair back here when casting as well. The broad Extruded Gunnel System gives you plenty of room to add rod holders, install trolling rigging, or just a good edge for using when boarding from the side.


Crestliner’s CMV 1850 measures 18’1” overall with a maximum beam width of 95” all the way to the transom. She has a maximum hull depth of 33” with a maximum cockpit depth of 21”. The CMV 1850 weighs in at 1,300 lbs. and carries up to 41 gallons of fuel. She can also handle up to a 150-hp outboard on the transom.


The CMV 1850 was a smooth driving machine responding well at speed and throughout the test run. On our test we achieved a top speed of 52 mph turning 5400 rpm, which burned about 19.5 gph. At 2500 rpm we found she ran most economically at 20.5 mph, burning 3.6 gph. The 1850 was also quick to get on plane, producing a hole shot of only 2.8 seconds, and was zipping along passing 30 mph in just over six seconds. Sound levels were pretty typical of bass boats starting at 81 dBa at 2500 rpm and topping 93 dBa at top speed.

Crestliner spent a lot of time and research on the needs of their customers to ultimately deliver a solid, responsive, and stable fish fighting rig. This care shows through with the quality and features this boat has to offer, and finally the performance she delivers.

Crestliner CMV 1850 (Not in Production) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Crestliner CMV 1850 (Not in Production) is 52.0 mph (83.7 kph), burning 19.5 gallons per hour (gph) or 73.81 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Crestliner CMV 1850 (Not in Production) is 20.5 mph (33 kph), and the boat gets 5.62 miles per gallon (mpg) or 2.39 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 207 miles (333.13 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 1 x 140-hp Johnson 4-stroke.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Crestliner CMV 1850 (Not in Production) Standard and Optional Equipment
Battery Charger/Converter Optional
Stereo Optional Clarion
Trailer Optional EZ-Loader outlet as well
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard Trolling motor

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Crestliner CMV 1850 (Not in Production) Warranty

Crestliner CMV 1850 (Not in Production) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
NMMA Certification Yes

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