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Mirage 18 HPX-V

The ultimate guide boat or three person technical poling skiff.



Designed for the angler who likes to throw the cast net almost as much as the fly rod, the new Mirage 18 HPX is the most versatile technical poling skiff ever developed.

Whether pushing into a stiff breeze chasing tailing permit, poling in an afternoon chop looking for migrating tarpon or chumming backcountry potholes with a livewell full of whitebait, this boat solidly delivers.

Stable yet responsive on the pole, the 18 HPX has the range and speed of larger engine packages without sacrificing draft.

No compromises.
No limits.


Beam6' 08"
Deadrise13 deg.
Draft*9" w/ F150
Fuel capacity29 gal.
LOA18' 04"
Maximum capacities4 persons or 600 lbs
Maximum HP150 hp
Weight (approx. w/ engine)1,400 lbs. w/ F150


  • Engine Options
  • Hull Color Options
Atlantic BlueOptional
Custom hull color all solid (no two-tone)Optional
Guide GreenOptional
Ice BlueOptional
Kingston GreyOptional
Non-white console (specify color)Optional
Pure WhiteStandard
Two-tone deck pkg - see details & specify colorOptional
  • Steering and Handling
Hydraulic steeringStandard
Hydraulic tilt steeringOptional
Steering wheel, Edson w/ power knob upgrade (stainless)Optional
Steering wheel, Edson w/ power knob upgrade (black)Optional
Trim tabs (recessed)Standard
Yamaha 6YC Information StationStandard
  • Quality Finish and Construction
Aluminum motor-bolt reinforcement platesStandard
Bow lifting cleat (6 in)Optional
Freeboard carpet (redfish & tarpon)Standard
No wood, no rot foam & core w/ premium resinStandard
Powder coating package (white)Optional
Powder coating package (black)Optional
Premium fade-resistant gelcoatStandard
Recessed hardware for snag-free fishingStandard
Stainless steel thru-hulls w/ seacocks below water lineStandard
VARIS - Vacuum Assisted Resin Infusion SystemStandard
VARIS carbon fiber/Kevlar laminateStandard
  • Fishing Features
Bow casting platformOptional
Completely flush forward & aft casting decksStandard
Console rod rack (3-bank)Optional
Garmin 7~ touchscreen w/ sonar (GPSMAP 741XS)Optional
Muliple below-deck conduits, both fore & aftStandard
Poling tower (39 in: F90, F115)Standard
Poling tower exchange (41 in: reqd for F150)Optional
Power Pole Signature Series (8 ft, white)Optional
Power Pole Signature Series (8 ft, black)Optional
Push pole caddy (Tibor)Optional
Push pole holder (3 deck-mount, shipped loose)Standard
Rod tubes for tip protection (4 bow port, 5 bow stbd, 3 aft port, 3 aft stbd)Standard
Tender lifting gearOptional
TM wiring system complete with battery tray(s) (24V)Optional
Trolling motor Motorguide Vari MAX Dig Hand-Ctrl, 50 in, 24VOptional
Trolling motor Motorguide Xi5 Wireless Elec Steer w/GPS, 54 in,Optional
Trolling motor thru-deck plug assemblyOptional
Wide gunnels for walk around fishingStandard
  • Livewells and Pumps
Advanced bubbler aeration systemOptional
Automatic bilge pumpStandard
Livewell/Releasewell plumbed (30-gallon, aft center)Standard
Recirculating pump system (livewell, aft center)Optional
  • Cockpit and Storage
All white cushion colorStandard
Console mounted offset (side)Optional
Console, 28 in, sit-down (upgrade)Optional
Cushion package (1 aft deck)Standard
Fiberglass removable console seat/cooler w/ cushion (short console)Optional
Fiberglass removable console seat/cooler w/ cushion upgrade (short console, hull-matched)Optional
Fiberglass removable console seat/cooler w/ cushion (tall console)Optional
Fiberglass removable console seat/cooler w/ cushion upgrade (tall console, hull-matched)Optional
Foam insulated box (2)Standard
Large guttered, gasketed, lock-down dry storage compartments (3)Standard
Lockable center consoleStandard
Non-seat console, 36 in, flush-mount electronics capabilityStandard
  • Safety, Comfort and Convenience
Flush-mount bow cleat (6 in)Standard
Full closed-foam flotation throughoutStandard
Maverick trailer (single axle)Optional
Over the console grabrail (optional short console)Optional
Over the console grabrail (standard tall console)Optional
Stern lifting hardware (set of 2)Optional
Trailer aluminum wheels optionOptional
Trailer spare tire optionOptional
Trailer swing tongue optionOptional
  • Lights and Electric
12-volt accessory jackStandard
Battery charger (3-bank)Optional
Battery setup location : bow (F115, F150)Optional
Battery setup location : console (F70, F90)Optional
Battery switch 3-positionStandard
Console courtesy lights, LED (2)Standard
Interior lights, including compartments, LEDStandard
Livewell light (aft center)Standard
Navigation lights, LED (console)Standard
Nickel-tinned fused wiring harnessStandard
Under-gunnel courtesy lights, LED (2)Standard
Waterproof switch panel w/ circuit breakersStandard

Performance Bulletins


  • Testimonials

Capt. Mark Krowka, Islamorada, FL
"Bone dry on the ride. We went cross chop, and did not get one drop of water on either of us. The hull takes the splash and waves, and sets it out and down. Perfect. We were both shocked at the draft. It goes in a full inch less than my boat, which by the way comfortably poles to tailing reds. There will not be a bonefish in Florida that you cannot get to with this boat. Even when you bottom out on the flat, it is so light you can power it off the grass, without using a lot of strength."

Capt. Rick Murphy, Homestead, FL
"I HAVE to have one of these for the upcoming Keys tarpon fly tournaments. We started out 15th in line and soon left everybody over the horizon. Touched 67 mph and were bone dry. This is the best all around skiff you guys have ever built. I wouldn't have believed that it goes as shallow as it does or poles like a 17 HPX without seeing it myself. It takes seas and keeps you dry like a 19 boat, but poles and spins like a 17. It's unbelievable."

Capt. Ben Alderman, Charleston, SC
"The best boat you've ever built. Couldn't have been drawn out better. There's nothing else out there like it. I know I was poling in 8 inches on a hard sand bottom. 62 mph--full tank of gas, two people, full gear and ice in the cooler."

New Maverick customer Jason Duke, Fort Myers, FL
"Just wanted to report back to you guys as I have had a few days on the water with the new skiff. Gotta tell you I am impressed beyond belief with every aspect of the boat. The fit and finish is perfect and the ride is awesome. I'll get some pics up on the forum this weekend. Thanks again for the sweet ride."

First Time Maverick owner Chris Cramer, Panama City, FL
"Just dunked the Maverick 18 HPX in the water for the first time at the ramp 1/2 mile from the house. All I can say is "freakin' awesome". Remembering the boats I had in the past this is a breath of fresh air. Had a little chop going across the bay and it handled exactly like I'd expected. Dropped the trolling motor off the bow and "walked the dog" on a favorite point as the sun went down. ... Thought ya'll would like to hear I'm happy as hell and look forward to putting this machine to work."

Another new Maverick convert. James Roberson, Southwest Florida.
"The boat is awesome!! So far it is exceeding my expectations on how skinny she can get and how comfortable and dry the ride is. We've poled her in 8 inches of water in a blowing wind and she handled it with no problem....gets up on the pad so easily and when a caster is on the bow she flattens out on the water (no squatting). I couldn't be more pleased with the boat. I also have to say that the [dealership] has been terrific. Very knowledgeable and accommodating. A great experience all around! Thanks."

Capt. Owen Plair, Beaufort, SC
"Maverick has really hit a home run with the 18 HPX-V and I can't say enough about how well the boat performs! This skiff has made me smile everyday the last 6 months I've been running charters on it with 150 hours on the engine so far. It allows me to fish places I could never fish, reach waters faster, offer a smooth ride in rough water, and most of all give me a break on the poling platform with its light weight. After the last 6 months of running the Maverick 18 HPX-V I can honestly say that it has exceeded my expectations as a full time guide by providing the ultimate skiff for my waters here in Beaufort, SC. "

Click Here to read Capt. Plair's 6 Month Review

Mirage 18 HPX-V

The ultimate guide boat or three person technical poling skiff.

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