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Mirage 18 HPX-V

The ultimate guide boat or three person technical poling skiff.

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Overview

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.

Specifications

Beam 6' 08"
Deadrise 13 deg.
Draft* 9" w/ F150
Fuel capacity 29 gal.
LOA 18' 04"
Maximum capacities 4 persons or 600 lbs
Maximum HP 150 hp
Weight (approx. w/ engine) 1,400 lbs. w/ F150

Options

  • Engine Options
F115LB Optional
F150LA Optional
F90LA Optional
VF150LA Optional
  • Hull Color Options
Custom hull color all solid (no two-tone) Optional
Ice Blue Optional
Non-white console (specify color) Optional
Pure White Standard
Sapphire Blue Optional
Sea Frost Green Optional
Two-tone deck pkg - see details & specify color Optional
Wheat Optional
  • Steering and Handling
Hydraulic steering Standard
Hydraulic tilt steering Optional
Steering wheel, Edson w/ power knob upgrade (stainless) Optional
Steering wheel, Edson w/ power knob upgrade (black) Optional
Trim tabs (recessed) Standard
Yamaha Command Link 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
  • Fishing Features
Bow casting platform Optional
Completely flush forward & aft casting decks Standard
Console rod rack (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 caddy (Tibor) 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
Trolling motor Motorguide Vari MAX Dig Hand-Ctrl, 50 in, 24V Optional
Trolling motor Motorguide Xi5 Wireless Elec Steer w/GPS, 54 in, Optional
Wide gunnels for walk around fishing Standard
  • Livewells and Pumps
Advanced bubbler aeration system 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 (upgrade) Optional
Cushion package (1 aft deck) Standard
Fiberglass removable console seat/cooler w/ cushion (small) Optional
Fiberglass removable console seat/cooler w/ cushion upgrade (small, hull-matched) 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
Compass Optional
Flush-mount bow cleat (6 in) Standard
Full closed-foam flotation throughout Standard
Maverick trailer (single axle) Optional
Over the console grabrail (optional short console) 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 3-position Standard
Console courtesy lights, LED (2) Standard
Interior lights, including compartments, LED 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

Performance Bulletins

Testimonials/Editorials

  • 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


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Mirage 18 HPX-V

The ultimate guide boat or three person technical poling skiff.

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