The 18-foot Polar 1886T features a tunnel-hull design that lets you mount the engine higher than normal for extra-shallow running capabilities. It comes with an internal stringer system that is built around Greenwood panels, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. The stringers are glassed to the hull, with foam flotation added to the stringer cavities for safety purposes.
The boat’s live well has a manual shut-off and is integrated into the center console. There’s a spacious forward casting deck, plus an optional fold-down casting seat. You can also order a poling platform, trolling-motor wiring, a battery charger and tackle drawers.
Standard features include a self-bailing cockpit, removable navigation lights, marine-grade electrical harnesses and a plumbing system with brass shut-off valves. There is also forward seating with storage, plus a removable cooler with a cushioned seat. Options include stainless-steel grab rails along the boat’s bow and sides. Polar, Vinemont, AL; (256) 739-4182; www.godfreymarine.com
|Length: 18′ Beam: 7′ 4″ Weight: 1,425 lbs. Fuel: 19 gals. Base price w/90-hp Yamaha outboard and trailer: $14,775|