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Crestliner Fish Hawk 1850 SC
(w/ 1 x 150-hp Mercury Optimax outboard)

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Brief Summary

The most popular model in Crestliner's Fish Hawk line is the 1850. This capable fishing platform combines a utilitarian layout with an outboard power configuration.

Key Features

  • Lifetime + 3" Protection Plan
  • 24 gal. Aerated livewell with bait bag (stern)
  • 27 gal. Aerated livewell (bow)
  • Concept DX fishing chairs
  • Cockpit courtesy light
  • Dock-Gard gunnel bumper
  • Casting platform with storage compartments
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 18'3''
    Beam 95.5''
    Dry Weight 1,300 lbs
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft N/A
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 31 gal.
    Water Capacity none
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    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

    Std. Power Not Available
    Tested Power 1 x 150-hp Mercury Optimax outboard
    Opt. Power Not Available
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    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 2.5 sec
    0 to 30 4.8 sec
    Ratio N/A
    Props Tempest 19 SS
    Load 2 persons, 7/8 fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate Temp: 60 deg., 60% Humid, Wind: calm, Seas: calm

    Crestliner Fish Hawk 1850 SC Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    Tested By Capt. Ron SvobodaAluminum is one of man kind’s most useful materials, and the craftsmen at Crestliner have mastered the use of this metal in their line of durable boats. The most popular model of the family is the Fish Hawk 1850. This capable fishing platform combines a utilitarian layout with an outboard power configuration to deliver a go anywhere, multi-season machine.The Fish Hawk starts with a deep-V hull that is welded and reinforced throughout, then filled with polyurethane foam to ensure a solid, vibration free unit. Neatly organized within the hull’s structure are storage lockers and roto-molded fish and bait wells. All this forethought provides the avid angler with a clutter free work space while protecting equipment and catch. Other slick ideas include multiple chair base mounts (6 total) so the two removable swivel seats can offer a multitude of seating options. And ‘Crest-Liner’, an innovative coating applied to the inside of the deck hatch’s which helps to deaden sound and vibration. All of these items work in unison to give an exceptionally quiet and solid ride, even when our test crew slammed the 18 foot, 3 inch boat into head seas.The work space at the bow provides lots of room to move about and easy access to the dual storage lockers and centerline, 27-gallon livewell. The carpeted casting platform has a removable seat and simple access to the trolling motor controls. Providing juice to the trolling motor is a massive battery box that has room for several 12-volt units, ensuring plenty of shallow water fishing time.In the cockpit, Crestliner offers two different console choices. The SC model has a single helm station with no protection for the companion side, while the DC version gives your fishing buddy their own console and wind screen. The latter is definitely the better choice on cold days. Both models use roto-molded consoles for super durability. The cockpit features a dry storage locker to starboard and a jumbo rod storage locker to port. There is plenty of space for several rods in the compartment, but no way to secure them and keep them from becoming a tangled mess while navigating the rough stuff. Aft in the cockpit is a second livewell and a pair of concealed compartments that supply room for the engine’s battery and oil supply tank.In total, I can see why the 1850 Fish Hawk is such a popular model. She delivers a great ride and handles amazingly for a fish boat. Equipped with a 150 horsepower engine (the maximum size for this boat), the 1850 was quick and carved tight turns without cavitation or any feeling of instability.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Crestliner Fish Hawk 1850 SC is 50.9 mph (81.9 kph), burning 14.2 gallons per hour (gph) or 53.75 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Crestliner Fish Hawk 1850 SC is 25.4 mph (40.9 kph), and the boat gets 7.04 miles per gallon (mpg) or 2.99 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 196 miles (315.43 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 150-hp Mercury Optimax outboard.

    Standard and Optional Features


    Battery Charger/Converter Optional
    CD Stereo Optional Clarion
    Shore Power Optional EZ-Loader outlet as well

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard Trolling motor


    NMMA Certification Yes