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X18 Gen 2
Fishing Ski

X18 fishing ski on water in Mornington rigged for kayak fishing
X18 Mornington rigged
X18 Scanport
X18 Paddle Park & Scuff pad
X18 Rod Rack & Battery Storage
X18 footwell & recessed rail
X18 Recessed Rudder
X18 Gen 2  Fishing ski Side
X18 rear deck
X18 portside
X18 branding
Front paddle park
Largest fish hatch on the market!
Side opening fish hatch
Xplora surf rudder
Rudder access port
Rear storage hatch
Deck overview
Scanport transducer recess

We've put the Covid lockdowns to good use and have been hard at work on the Gen 2  Xplora 18. So what's new on the G2 X18?  We've implemented feedback from anglers while refining the design into something we know you'll be as happy with as we are! The front deck is reshaped to give a flatter look, reducing windage and making paddle and sail storage easier. The nose has been re-worked extending the keel to give more waterline length (hull speed) and even better tracking in the bumps. Its shape still cuts into the water nicely, reducing hull slap, but has more volume in key areas to help prevent submarining under sail and on steeper waves. The seat bucket is now a little deeper and we have added both a front and rear carry handle recess. The rear deck also has some curvy new lines and we've added a little more rocker to the rear end.  We've relocated the transducer scanport out from under the livewell, further rearward to avoid your paddlestroke being picked up in the sidescan beam when underway.  You still get three storage areas including a massive fish hatch up front, but now you have the added bonus of it coming in a quicker lighter ski. We've also utilised quality Allen hardware for our livewell system meaning no venturi scoop on the underside of the ski to create drag when the livewell is not in use. Don't want a livewell? - no problem, we've got you covered! You can opt for just a central hatch or have the full open fish hatch in stead and shave $250 off the puchase price at the same time! 

Why buy the X18?

  • We don't bond our boat components with pouring foam so they don't absorb water, gain weight and fail in critical areas over time.

  • Our boats are built to last more than their warranty period with structrual components glassed in place by hand.

  • Open fish hatch for easier fitout and rigging to suit your needs.

  • Recessed rudder to help prevent line tangles.

  • First composite fishing ski manufacturer to offer a dedicated option for side scan transducers.

  • Only fishing ski to offer a magnetic tackle tray.

  • No drag from livewell when not in use with recessed inlet & outlets.

  • Flush fitted components on underside of the ski to reduce likelihood of line tangles.

  • Easy adjust pedal system that can be tweaked on the water in seconds.

  • Larger diameter rod holders that do not require rod butts to be shaved down.

  • Twist hatch rudder housing gives easy access to the rudder system on the water without the need for tools.

  • Fully recessed pedal rails to allow for shoes/dive boots when fishing in winter. 

  • Custom options available to give you the end product you want - our elite ski comes in any colour you like!

  • Our middle and top end constructions are up to $1000 cheaper than the equivalent from imported competitiors - thats a lot of fishing gear!

We wanted to offer alternatives to the standard fiberglass layup found in most fishing skis, so instead have Surf, Ultra VIRT and Elite VIRT  layup schedules available to suit your budget and needs. More information on construction options is available here.  A sandwich core layup is utilised for the hull & deck, the contours and lines of the deck provide inherent stiffness in the end product allowing us to improve the overall weight. In our  Ultra and Elite VIRT models (vacuum infused resin transfer), we can precisely control the resin wet out giving a stiffer layup, with a reduction in weight for a ski of this size, allowing us to give you the freeboard, storage and volume, while keeping the ski weight in line with other offerings on the market. Our skis are built with quality Allnex gelcoats, Australian made resins and we source reinforcement cloths from Colan Australia and Ironbark Composites. There is no wood, or open-cell pouring foams any where in the X18; we want to offer you a quality product, so we start our process with quality materials. 

materials used for elite infusion layup

Pricing & Inclusions

Available in the following layup schedules:

  • Surf - fiberglass with basalt/innegra reinforcements. $3,995

  • Ultra VIRT- hybrid fiberglass & kevlar. $4,695

  • Elite VIRT - full carbon/kevlar. $5,695

Standard Inclusions

  • Standard colour layout (block or two-tone)

  • Large fish hatch with room for 7.5ft rods and 1 piece paddles

  • Front deck paddle park with scuff pad

  • Easily adjustable foot pedals with rudder controls

  • Footwells with venturi drains & Udek EVA padding

  • Central day hatch 
  • Front breather drainage bung 
  • ABS Thermoform fish hatch lid with lever lock strap & quick release cord
  • 4 flushmount rod holders (2 x trolling & 2 x storage) with 40mm openings for larger butt rods
  • Twist rear hatch
  • Dyneema rudder lines
  • Magnetised tackle tray
  • Front & rear  recessed carry handles
  • Central recessed loading handles
  • Carbon rod rack
  • Recessed Xplora surf rudder
  • Recessed transducer scanport with foam mounting block


  • Day hatch removed for XL fish hatch (standard on elite VIRT models)
  • Hinged rear hatch
  • Stainless or dyneema rudder lines
  • Added internal buoyancy foam
  • Fish hatch battery storage cord $5
  • Footwell mounted RAM bases $70
  • Installation of your transducer in scanport prior to delivery $80
  • Extra lock lever hatch straps & toe strap plates $25
  • EPIRB mount on rear deck $30
  • Tool storage caddy in fish hatch $59
  • Central livewell with recessed Alen hardware (instead of day hatch) $250
  • Seadog Sail kit $500
  • Custom colour options also available, see here for more information.
Package Deal:
  • $100 discount on any new Braca Hurricane, Braca IV Surf , or Braca XI Van Dusen Surf  paddle when purchased with an X 18.
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