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.
- Engine Options
- Hull Color Options
|Custom hull color all solid (no two-tone)||Optional|
|Non-white console (specify color)||Optional|
|Sea Frost Green||Optional|
|Two-tone deck pkg - see details & specify color||Optional|
- Steering and Handling
|Hydraulic tilt steering||Optional|
|Trim tabs (recessed)||Standard|
|Yamaha Command Link gauges (upgrade)||Optional|
|Yamaha multi-function gauges||Standard|
- Quality Finish and Construction
|Aluminum motor-bolt reinforcement plates||Standard|
|Bow lifting cleat (6 in)||Optional|
|Freeboard carpet (redfish & tarpon)||Standard|
|No wood, no rot foam & core w/ premium resin||Standard|
|Powder coating package (white)||Optional|
|Powder coating package (black)||Optional|
|Premium fade-resistant gelcoat||Standard|
|Recessed hardware for snag-free fishing||Standard|
|Stainless steel thru-hulls w/ seacocks below water line||Standard|
|VARIS - Vacuum Assisted Resin Infusion System||Standard|
|VARIS carbon fiber/Kevlar laminate||Standard|
- Family Features
|Fiberglass removable console seat/cooler w/ cushion upgrade (small, hull-matched)||Optional|
- Fishing Features
|Bow casting platform||Optional|
|Completely flush forward & aft casting decks||Standard|
|Console rod rack (SS, 3-bank)||Optional|
|Muliple below-deck conduits, both fore & aft||Standard|
|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 holder (3 deck-mount, shipped loose)||Standard|
|Raymarine electronics package 7 in||Optional|
|Raymarine electronics package 9 in||Optional|
|Rod tubes for tip protection (4 bow port, 5 bow stbd, 3 aft port, 3 aft stbd)||Standard|
|Tender lifting gear||Optional|
|TM wiring system complete with battery tray(s) (24V)||Optional|
|Wide gunnels for walk around fishing||Standard|
- Livewells and Pumps
|Advanced livewell aeration system w/ bubbler||Optional|
|Automatic bilge pump||Standard|
|Livewell/Releasewell plumbed (30-gallon, aft center)||Standard|
|Recirculating pump system (livewell, aft center)||Optional|
- Cockpit and Storage
|All white cushion color||Standard|
|Console mounted offset (side)||Optional|
|Console, 28 in, sit-down (exchange)||Optional|
|Cushion package (1 aft deck)||Standard|
|Fiberglass removable console seat/cooler w/ cushion (small)||Optional|
|Foam insulated box (2)||Standard|
|Large guttered, gasketed, lock-down dry storage compartments (3)||Standard|
|Lockable center console||Standard|
|Non-seat console, 36 in, flush-mount electronics capability||Standard|
- Safety, Comfort and Convenience
|Flush-mount bow cleat (6 in)||Standard|
|Full closed-foam flotation throughout||Standard|
|Maverick trailer (single axle)||Optional|
|Stern lifting hardware (set of 2)||Optional|
|Trailer aluminum wheels option||Optional|
|Trailer spare tire option||Optional|
|Trailer swing tongue option||Optional|
- Lights and Electric
|12-volt accessory jack||Standard|
|Battery charger (3-bank)||Optional|
|Battery setup location : bow (F115, F150)||Optional|
|Battery setup location : console (F70, F90)||Optional|
|Battery switch 4-position||Standard|
|Console courtesy lights, LED (2)||Standard|
|Livewell light (aft center)||Standard|
|Navigation lights, LED (console)||Standard|
|Nickel-tinned fused wiring harness||Standard|
|Under-gunnel courtesy lights, LED (2)||Standard|
|Waterproof switch panel w/ circuit breakers||Standard|
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. "
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