Overview: An aluminum fishing boat set up for pan-fishing with a recessed bow platform, dual livewells, and multiple seating positions.

Test Conditions: light chop; two people and 11 gallons fuel aboard

Reviewer Charles Plueddeman takes a break from running the TC 18.



CONCEPT
An affordable aluminum pan-fishing boat packaged with a trailer and Mercury four-stroke outboard.

Crestliner TC 18 Performance data

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CONSTRUCTION

  • All-welded aluminum hull, MIG-welded together down the keel, supported by aluminum stringer structure

  • Wood-free

  • Aluminum deck

  • Aluminum console with molded acrylic cap


PERFORMANCE

  • Top speed of 36.6 mph with optional Mercury four-stroke 60-hp outboard and aluminum propeller

  • Averages better than 9 mpg from 3500 to 4500 rpm, and 18 to 28 mph


HANDLING

  • Tracks well in very rough conditions; ride is good for boat type

  • In smooth water, takes a nice set and turns with confidence



FEATURES/DETAILS

  • Recessed bow platform enhances security and stability

  • Dual live wells with bait buckets

  • Three pedestal seat positions on bow platform enables side-by-side fishing

  • Three-across seating

  • Crestliner TC 18 Specifications
  • Locking rod locker, dedicated tackle tray storage, and underseat storage

  • Dash-mounted Lowrance X-50 fish locator

  • MotorGuide FW 46FB 12-volt trolling motor and on-board battery charger

  • Remote trim switch on bow panel

  • Matching painted trailer


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