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        This is the boat that started it all. Forty years ago, Eastern Boats offered only one model, this lovely 18’3” X 6’8” design by Royal Lowell, the Dean of Downeast boat designers. For our 40th Anniversary we have re-introduced her seaworthiness, versatility, and economy of operation. The only changes are all-composite construction, slightly increased freeboard, and a molded inner liner.

       Fishing, beach picnics, tubing, or exploring, our 18 Center Console is up for it, with a micro-sized fuel bill from one of the 50-70-hp clean outboards with which she performs best. As the performance table shows, the 18 CC rises onto plane at speeds in the low ‘teens, cruises efficiently at 16-22 mph, and tops out between 28 and 32, depending on power.  She’ll play all weekend on half a tank of fuel.  And while she has a self-bailing cockpit that adapts well to life on a mooring, she trailers easily behind mid-sized tow vehicles. For boaters who want the simplest vessel possible.


18' Classic



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LOA: 18′ 3″         Beam: 6′ 8″         Draft: 12″          Freeboard: 18″

Weight: 1,225 lbs          Transom: 20″        Recommended Horsepower 50-70HP

*pictures do not always reflect standard features 


  • Navigation Lights

  • Stainless Steel Hardware

  • Black Rub Rail

  • Spray Rails

  • Teleflex No Feed Back Steering

  • Electric Bilge Pump & Auto Float

  • 28 Gallon Fuel Tank, Filter & Water Separator 

  • Sport Console w/ Windshield & SS Rail

  • V-Berth Seating

  • Compass

  • Bottom Paint

  • Foam Flotation

  • Boot Stripe

  • Self-bailing, Inner Liner Deck

  • Inspection Deck Plates

  • Scuppers

  • Stainless Bow Eye

  • 12V Switch Panel

  • Wiring for Battery Under Console 

  • Flush-mounted Stainless Steel Rod Holders (pair)

  • Leaning Post

  • 12V Accessory Plug 

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