18' Sportsman

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Rugged ice water airboats: long-lasting and customizable

Made for the outdoors enthusiast seeking unparalleled access to the world’s most remote places, our 18’ Sportsman ice fishing airboat delivers. This tough ice water airboat for hunting, fishing, exploring or accessing your isolated cabin, the Sportsman is in a class by itself. You can fit four people with gear in the Sportsman or six people without gear.

 

Powered by a GM 7 liter, 520 HP, LSX engine, coupled to a Century Drive CH-3, this tough rig is the industry leader in performance and reliability. Multiple layers of reinforced composite, married to a virtually indestructible UHMW polymer layer, gives you a boat that’ll last for years to come. In fact, most of our boats, some built over 25 years ago, are still in service. 
Easily transition from ice to water in heated comfort and safety. The 18’ Sportsman can handle anything from icy Lake Huron in January to the smallest inland lakes and rivers. 


When the going gets tough, you can depend on the 18’ Sportsman’s durability and reliability.
CASE STUDY: Red Bull® needed a safe way to get their climbers, film crew and support staff to the ice cliffs on the south shore of Lake Superior. So they called us. Watch the videos.

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Standard equipment built in every 18' Sportsman

Dimensions

  • Length: 18' 

  • Beam Width: 7' 6"

  • Trailered Height: 11’ 9” 

  • Boat Height: 9’ 5”

 

Hull

  • Fiberglass Composite, 6 Stringer Design, UHMW Bottom and Sides

  • Built-in Flotation

  • Hydraulic Ice Brake and Lifting Jack 

  • Dual High-Capacity Bilge Pumps

  • House and Engine Battery System

  • Battery Charger

  • Battery Power Switches with Combine Function 

 

Engine

  • Engine: GM 7.0 L, 520 HP, LSX

  • Drive: Century CH-3, 2.3 to 1 Ratio Quiet Drive

  • Fuel: 30 Gallon Aluminum Tank

  • Header: Stainless Steel

  • Propeller: Whirlwind Custom Whisper Tip Blades

  • Rudders: Dual with Stick Controls and Network Connected Foot Throttle

  • Safety Cage with Access Doors: Powder-Coated Steel

  • Lighting

  • LED Spotlights (2)

  • LED Floodlights (2)

  • Standard Marine Navigation Lighting

 

Cockpit

  • Raymarine® Multifunction Display

  • Heating System: 40,000 BTU Heater with Defrost

  • Canopy: Completely Enclosed, Winter Grade Canvas with Clear Sides

  • Pilot & Copilot Front Seats

  • Rear 4 Person Bench

  • USB Charger

  • 12 Volt Plug

 

Trailer

  • Custom Karavan Roller Trailer

  • Hand Crank Winch

Custom equipment options

You can customize your personal ice fishing or remote cabin transport airboat to also be a luxury airboat, while still providing max safety and durability.


Hull Options

  • Impact Hull Protective Spray Liner on Bow

  • Bow Grab Rails

  • Grip Surface on Bow, Gunnel, and Engine Area

  • Davit Crane

  • Grab Handles

  • Side Wall Storage


Engine Options

  • Fuel: 40 Gallon Aluminum Tank

 

Lighting Options

  • Cage Beacon Lights

  • Cage Scene Lights

 

Cockpit Options

  • 2 Front Air Ride Seats with Lumbar Support and Adjustable Armrest

  • Handles

  • Side Wall Storage

  • Interior Red and White Cabin Lights

  • Intercom System

  • Additional Rear USB Charger

  • In-floor Cup Holder

  • Grip Liner Floor

 

Trailer Options

  • Electric WARN Winch

  • Spare Tire

If the custom airboat you envision requires additional equipment, we can work one-on-one with you to build exactly what you want.

Easily go anywhere in comfort and safety

The 18’ Sportsman ice water airboat is here to give you the time of your life—for years and years. Hardy and dependable, your airboat will be built to meet your specifications. Contact us today to learn more or get a quote.