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(w/ 1 x 125-hp Mercury ELPTO)

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Brief Summary

The V-18 is designed with a deep-V hull which helps smooth out the ride. In addition, her wide beam helps her stability out on the water, and with a functional layout everything you need is close at hand.

Key Features

  • Tackle Management System
  • Elevated Bow and Aft Casting Decks with Storage
  • Lockable 7' Rod Storage
  • Lowrance X47 Fish Finder
  • MotorGuide 12-Volt Trolling Motor
  • On Board 2-Bank 6 Amp Battery Charger
  • 22-Gallon Aft Aerated Divided Livewell
  • 360 GPH Recirculating Pump with Timer
  • Trailer
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 18' 2''
    Beam 7' 2''
    Dry Weight 1,115 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft N/A
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 17 deg.
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 41 gal.
    Water Capacity none
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total 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

    Std. Power 1x 75-hp Mercury ELPTO
    Tested Power 1 x 125-hp Mercury ELPTO
    Opt. Power 1x 90-hp Mercury ELPT FourStroke
    1x 115-hp Mercury OptiMax
    1x 135-hp Mercury OptiMax
    1x 150-hp Mercury OptiMax

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 2.3 2.0 0.7 3.5 3.1 131 114 60
    1000 4.0 3.5 0.9 4.4 3.9 164 143 63
    1500 6.0 5.2 1.5 4.0 3.5 146 127 69
    2000 7.9 6.9 3.6 2.2 1.9 81 72 74
    2500 13.2 11.5 4.3 3.1 2.7 113 98 79
    3000 22.8 19.8 4.8 4.8 2.7 113 98 78
    3500 28.7 24.9 6.0 4.8 4.2 176 153 82
    4000 34.5 30.0 7.9 4.4 3.8 161 140 83
    4500 39.6 34.4 9.3 4.3 3.7 158 137 89
    5000 42.7 37.1 10.7 4.0 3.5 148 129 93
    5400 45.5 39.5 11.9 3.8 3.3 141 123 94
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    600 114 211 3.70 2.65 1.51 60
    1000 143 264 6.40 3.41 1.89 63
    1500 127 235 9.70 5.68 1.69 69
    2000 72 130 12.70 13.63 0.93 74
    2500 98 182 21.20 16.28 1.31 79
    3000 98 182 36.70 18.17 2.02 78
    3500 153 283 46.20 22.71 2.03 82
    4000 140 259 55.50 29.90 1.86 83
    4500 137 254 63.70 35.20 1.82 89
    5000 129 238 68.70 40.50 1.70 93
    5400 123 227 73.20 45.05 1.62 94

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 3.9 sec.
    0 to 30 7.3 sec.
    Ratio 2.07:1
    Props 12 1/2 x 23 Aluminum
    Load Load: 2 persons, Fuel: 7/8 full, Water: none, Gear: minimal
    Climate Temp: 80.6 deg., Humid: 70%, Wind: 3-6 mph, Seas: light chop

    Captain's Report

    Tested By Capt. Bob SmithThe Tracker Tournament V-18 is a pure fishing all-aluminum welded rig that just can’t wait to get in the water and on the fish. She has a limited lifetime warranty on her DuraTrack Deep V hull which is ideal for tournament-level fishing. She is designed to deliver a smooth dry ride in the chop and we had the chance to test that when we took her out on a wind-blown Table Rock Lake in Kimberling City, MO. We had chop up to steady white caps on two afternoons and the V-18 handled the lake with ease, and rarely felt any spray at the helm when driving her.The V-18 has a 12-volt, 52lb thrust, 42” shaft foot controlled trolling motor up front by Motorguide. The foot control is bolted into place in the center and is not in a well. Switch control for trimming the motor are up in the peak. The casting deck has space to put a folding casting chair on a pedestal up front. You have a good amount of room in lockable bow lockers. Two long lockers capable of storing seven foot rods are on either side. A molded dry storage box and another padded locker are in the centerline of the bow. The cockpit sports three-across seating with a slide adjustable helm seat. The port and center seat fold and are hinged to get you to more storage underneath them. The cockpit is both deep and roomy. The port seat has a rod ramp for securing rods when running from hole to hole. Instruments are arranged in an arc over the wheel, and the white colored faces with black lettering are easy to read. Ignition and bilge switches are to the left with aerator, recirculator and navigation rocker switches to the right of the wheel. Access to the fuse panel and a fire extinguisher are under the helm station. A Lowrance X47 fish finder is standard on this model and is just to the right of the helm. The large stern casting deck on this boat is inviting. You can place a casting chair in the center spot if you like. Aft storage features lift out storage boxes with five tackle organizers in the port box and another huge dry box on the starboard side. Just aft of these boxes is another hatch that opens up to give access to the trolling motor battery and charger, and to the main starting battery.The standard trailer with this package is a custom drive-on trailer with EZ Lube hubs, carpeted bunks and folding tongue jack. It also has retractable safety cables, swing-away tongue and a high gloss finish.Standard specifications for the Tournament V-18 call for a 75-hp Mercury outboard. You can boost that up to a 150 XR6 or a 150 Optimax from Mercury. She is 18’2” long and 86.75” in the beam, and she carries a transom height of 21.5” with a healthy bottom width of 69”. The V-18 is constructed of .100 gauge 5052 marine alloy for durability and has a hull weight of approximately 1,115lbs. Her standard package weight with transom saver is 24 feet and without the transom saver it’s 22’ 10”. Standard package width is 7’10.25” and package weight is 2,145lbs. Our test rig was outfitted with a Mercury 125 outboard with a 12 ½ by 23 aluminum prop. When we tested the Tracker Tournament V-18, we found she climbed up on plane in only 3.9 seconds. When we tested speed, she was consistently at 30 mph in only 7.3 seconds. We found her best cruise to be at 3500 rpms which registered 38.7mph on our Stalker Pro radar gun. At cruise, she burns 6 gallons per hour and has a sound level of 82 dBa at the helm. We achieved a top speed 45.5 mph turning 5400 rpms. At this speed she burned 11.9gph and had a sound level of 94 dBa at the helm. Cruise range was 176 miles and top speed range was 141 miles on her 41 gallon fuel tank.If you’re looking to run the club tournaments and want the ride of a deep-V hull but the performance of a sturdy aluminum bass rig, the Tracker Tournament V-18 is worth your time to check out.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Tracker Tournament V-18 is 45.5 mph (73.2 kph), burning 11.9 gallons per hour (gph) or 45.04 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Tracker Tournament V-18 is 28.7 mph (46.2 kph), and the boat gets 4.78 miles per gallon (mpg) or 2.03 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 176 miles (283.24 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 125-hp Mercury ELPTO.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Fishfinder Standard

    Systems

    Shore Power Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard

    Warranty

    Hull Warranty
    Transferable
    Extendable
    DuraTrack™ Limited Lifetime
    No
    No
    http://www.trackerboats.com/about/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.construction
    Deck Warranty
    Transferable Extendable
    Yes, Included in Structural Warranty No
    Engine Warranty
    Transferable Extendable
    Mercury administrated Mercury administrated Mercury administrated Mercury administrated
    Powertrain Warranty
    Transferable
    Extendable
    Mercury administrated
    Mercury administrated
    Mercury administrated
    Mercury administrated
    Accessories Warranty
    Transferable Extendable
    1-Year Yes Purchased, some items Not Available
    Certifications
    ISO Certification NMMA Certification Other Certification No Yes USCG Certified
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