Robalo boats have long been known for delivering maximum bang for your buck and this is true of the R180. Not only does this model keep price in check, the fit and finish is also far better than the norm for relatively inexpensive boats.
Critical Fishing Features
- Six vertical rod holders
- Four flush-mount gunwale rod holders
- Aft live well with LED lighting
- 25-gallon integrated, overboard-draining fish box
- Under-gunwale rod racks
- Coaming bolsters
- Leaning post w/70-quart cooler and four rocket launchers
- The R180 has an exceptionally deep cockpit for an 18-footer, which will provide plenty of confidence and an added level of safety when there are kids aboard. Added bonus for family anglers: the front of the console swings up to provide access to a surprisingly large head compartment.
- Unlike the console on many boats in this size range, the Robalo has a large centered flat that’s ideal for flush-mounting electronics.
- 18-degrees of transom deadrise combined with the tall gunwales means this boat is suited to larger seas than most in its class.
Some boats just feel bigger than they are, and the R180 fits this description to a tee. If you’re wishing for more boat but are limited by a budget, this one will be tough to beat.
See the Robalo R180 on video.