First Look Video: Sea Champion 18

This little fishing boat is built in the UK, but it would be great for fishing along US shores as well.

9th November 2013.
By Lenny Rudow

The Sea Champion 18 was a cool little fishboat we found on display at the Southampton Boat show, and it illustrates a lot of the differences between boats built on this side of the Atlantic, versus those built over there in the UK. Even though it’s just 18′ it has a pilothouse. But, it still has a ton of fishing room in the open cockpit. Check it out.

So, where can you get one? Truth be told, you’re not likely to see a Sea Champion over here, although the distributor told me they were trying to find ways to sell them in the US. But with a sticker price of about a mere £20,000, it may just be worthwhile to put one in a shipping container, and send it our way. I know we could make good use of it!

Sea Champion 18 at boat show

The Sea Champion 18 is a UK-built fish boat that would work just as well in the US.

 


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Lenny Rudow is Senior Editor for Dominion Marine Media, including Boats.com and Yachtworld.com. With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, he has contributed to publications including Boating Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Boating World, Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, and many others. Lenny is a graduate of the Westlawn School of Yacht Design who has won 28 BWI and OWAA writing awards.
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