XPLORA 18 FISHING SKI

Sail Kit

Front Deck

Transducer Scanport

Magnetic tackle tray

Rear Deck

100L Rear Hatch

Even in standard fitout, The Xplora 18 is packed with clever features to make your day on the water more enjoyable. It is perfect for the angler wanting a no-fuss paddler that can be easily loaded on the car roof for a quick before or after work session or even for those days when you just want to hit the water for a paddle. It is decked out with large diameter rod holders so all your rods will fit, the Scanport will make fish finder install a breeze and with three storage areas, its the prefect ski for anglers wanting a boat for a camping/fishing trip with plenty of room for everything you'd need!

  • Construction Material : Carbon & Kevlar, Soric Core
  • Length: 560 cm
  • Width: 60.5 cm
  • Hull Weight: 26 Kg
  • Fitted Weight:  28 -30 Kg depending on fitout
  • Paddler Capacity: 130 Kg
  • Load Capacity: 200 Kg

Features:

  • Surf safe toggle carry handles front and rear
  • Magnetised tackle tray
  • Front paddle park with scuff pad
  • Large fish hatch with rod chute & velcro tabs to secure rods
  • Side opening fish hatch lid
  • Neoprene drag handle
  • Central 15L day hatch (can be converted to a livewell)
  • Adjustable foot pedals heel plates and rudder controls
  • Self-draining footwells
  • EVA Seadek footwell and cockpit padding
  • Transducer Scanport with standard cover
  • Fish finder cable conduit
  • 100L rear storage hatch
  • 2x trolling rod holders
  • 3x storage rod holders
  • Large diameter rod holder openings for big butt rods
  • Rear deck spare paddle storage
  • EPIRB mount
  • Recessed under stern rudder

Pricing & Inclusions:

  • Xplora hull in infused carbon Kevlar layup
  • Two standard colours: base & contrast
  • Standard Scanport cover
    $4599

Click here for optional extras to customise your ski.

Construction

The Xplora 18 is not the traditional fiberglass layup found in most fishing skis, but instead is made from a sandwich core construction of Carbon and Kevlar with Basalt Innegra reinforcement in key areas . This gives a strong and stiff layup, with a reduction in weight for a ski of this size, allowing us to give you more 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, Scott Bader Crystic infusion resins and we source reinforcement cloths from Colan Australia. There is no wood, XPS, or pouring foams any where in our builds; we want to offer you a quality product, so we start our process with quality materials.

Scanport

The Xplora 18 is the first composite ski on the market to offer you a dedicated solution other than shooting thru-hull for installing a fish finder transducer on your fishing ski without the need to drill holes. This also makes the install of Side Scan and Totalscan transducers on a composite ski a breeze, we can even supply a specific Scanport cover to suit your sounder meaning you won't need any power tools or DIY experience to get the job done!  

Recessed rudder

The Xplora 18 range come with a semi-elliptical under stern rudder that gives plenty of surface area for good grip in sloppy seas and under sail, while the square bottom edge allows you to run your ski in shallower water before bottoming out. The solid stainless shaft is robust and tough, while the foam core provides stiffness and strength without the unnecessary weight of a full glass layup.

The underside of the ski is slightly recessed to house the rudder blade to help prevent fishing lines and weed from getting caught in a pinch-point between the top of the rudder and the underside of the hull.

Magnetised tackle tray

Just in front of the fish hatch lid we have added a recessed area to hold small metal tackle items that can often make their way overboard. We've also installed rare earth magnets in the tackle tray too to help you hold onto your jig heads and live bait needles. Let's be honest no one wants sharp things rolling around in their seat bucket while trying to concentrate on fighting a fish!

Side open fish hatch

The sounder market is ever evolving and with increases in competition, there is great value to be had in modern fish finder units. This has led to an increase in the head unit size being used by anglers on kayaks, which in turn increases the weight and subsequent slamming on the front deck from forward opening fish hatches. As a result we have opted to make our fish hatch side opening allowing you to keep it in your hand as it drops open avoiding the impacts on your head unit. The hinge system can be set up for left or right opening as you prefer. These units come with both the industry proven lever lock hatch straps as well as a quick release strap as standard.

100L rear hatch

We wanted to maximise the space in the rear storage hatch to allow room to pack all the essentials for your fishing trip, as well as helping to accomodate all of the gear you might need for an island hopping adventure or a multi-night trip. We've managed to allow for 100L of gear in the back, which coupled with the fish hatch and the central hatch will swallow all the gear for your next adventure! As with the fish hatch, the construction of our rear storage hatch gives full access to the underside of the deck making installs a breeze. 

CONTACT US

0450 323 173 

contact@xplorawatercraft.com

VISIT US

4/21 Simcock Street
Somerville, Vic  3912

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Fri: 9.30am - 5.30pm

Sat: 9.30am - 5.30pm

Sun:  By Appointment

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