As with any good redesign, the good things were left alone. One area of major focus, however, was to add more storage room, and that has been done. At 18.5 feet, the 180 offers a center-console design with storage from stem to stern and plenty of room for fishing gear, including folding undergunwale rod storage. Built with Boston Whaler's unsinkable Unibond construction, a freeboard of 20 inches and a transom height of 25 inches, though, the 180 is ideal as a bay and nearshore platform. The new deep-V Accutrak hull system, with sponson-type reverse chines and full-length running strakes, provides a smooth, dry ride and lateral stability while drifting. And while the 180 won't get you into the skinniest water, it draws only 12 inches, which makes it a versatile fly-fishing platform.