X18 FISHING SKI (Gen 2) 


X18 Gen 2  Fishing ski Side
X18 rear deck
X18 portside
X18 branding
Front paddle park
Scanport transucer access
Largest fish hatch on the market!
Recessed pedal rails
Xplora surf rudder
Rudder access port
Rear storage hatch
Deck overview
Scanport transducer recess
X18 Gen 2  Fishing ski Side.JPG

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 in stead and shave $150 off the puchase price at the same time! 

Why buy an X18?

  • High grade materials with no pouring foam to absorb water over time.

  • 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.

  • Glassed in structural rear stringer to avoid hull flex.

  • Only fishing ski to offer a magnetic storage tray.

  • Finished ski weight confirmed prior to delivery/pick up.

  • No drag from livewell when not in use.

  • 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.

  • 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.

We wanted to offer alternatives to the standard fiberglass layup found in most fishing skis, so instead have Club, Ultra 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  Elite VIRT models (vacuum infused resin transfer), you recieve a stronger and 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 lighter than other offerings on the market. Our skis are built with quality Allnex gelcoats, Scott Bader Crystic infusion 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. 


Pricing & Inclusions

Available in the following layup schedules:

  • Club/Surf - fiberglass & basalt innegra. $3,895

  • Ultra - fiberglass & carbon kevlar. $4,495

  • Elite VIRT - full carbon/kevlar. $5,495

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 & genuine Seadek EVA padding

  • Central on/off livewell hatch
  • Front drainage bung 
  • ABS Thermoform fish hatch lid with lever lock straps & quick release tab
  • 4 flushmount rod holders (2 x trolling & 2 x storage) with 40mm openings for larger butt rods
  • Choice of twist or hinged rear hatch
  • Magnetised tackle tray
  • Front & rear recessed carry handles
  • Central neoprene loading handles
  • Carbon rod rack
  • Built in FPV battery storage
  • Recessed Xplora surf rudder
  • Recessed transducer port

Optional Modifications:

  • EPIRB mount on rear deck $30
  • Tool storage caddy in fish hatch $59
  • Central day hatch instead of livewell  -$150
  • 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.