Parker 1801 with 150HP 4-Stroke - SOLD


Jan 14, 2018
San Diego
Parker 1801
Asking 24K

I have a Parker 1801, located in San Diego, CA. I’m upgrading to a larger boat, and unfortunately, it’s time for me to sell my 18fter. I primarily use the boat for the following, and have it absolute dialed in.
  • Coastal fishing for calico, rockfish etc
  • Taking to the Coronado islands for yellowtail, bonito, etc
  • Taking offshore to paddy hop when the weather is calm
  • Trailering into Baja and beach launching in the most remote areas
  • Hoop netting for lobster
  • Freediving/spearfishing
Details about the boat and trailer:
  • Hull Year is 2007. Beam is 7ft 6”. Hull has a 14° deadrise (a pretty deep V for a small boat)
  • Engine is Honda 150 four stroke with ~645 hours, year 2009, but sat at a honda dealer (brand new) until 2011 when it was put on this boat. This boat was used in fresh water until 2014.
    • I’ve been very happy with having a 150hp (most 1801’s come with a 115), because I frequently run the boat with a few people, kill bag, and full bait tank. The 115 would be underpowered for this scenario in my opinion.
  • Large lenco trim tabs, this boat is hard to run without trim tabs
  • 9.9 Yamaha 4-stroke kicker. Not sure the hours, but last year I had a new carb put in, works great. I don’t use the kicker much, primarily keep it as a safety item, and don’t use it in the ocean. I start it every time I wash the boat, and run it with fresh water just so it gets some exercise. The kicker gives me extra confidence when I’m running in remote areas in baja where towboat US doesn’t exist.
  • 60 gallon fuel tank, with switch to go from main engine to kicker. This gives you about 200 mile range.
  • Moved batteries to inside counsel, and added second battery (one start, one house).
    • The second (house) battery is wired with an Automatic Charging Relay (ACR) so everything but starter and bilge pumps are wired to house battery. Which means no risk of killing starter battery with any accessories. See wiring diagram below.
  • I added SeaStar HK6400 Hydraulic Steering System last year, steering is now absolute butter.
  • Added in 2018 a Blue Water 38 gallon bait tank under leaning post. Wrap around rod holders around bait tank.
  • 9 rod holders around bait tank, 6 more flush mount, 6 more in gunnels
    • the front two double as cup holders:)
  • Lowrance HDS8 Gen2 that I use for charts
  • Hummingbird 859ci HD that I use for sonar. I’ve got two transducers hooked up:
    • Transom Mount XNT 9 DI T - 200/455 DualBeam Down Imaging Transducer (use for inshore)
    • Thru Hull Airmar Triducer B744V (that I use for offshore)
  • iM412 Icom VHF Radio
  • Upgraded bow roller, and LED nav lights
  • Pacific trailer, 2” ball, 7pin connector, with following modifications
    • Upgraded to 5200lb axels so you can hit a pot hole hard in baja and not break anything
    • Trailer has reverse lockout solenoid, so you can backup and not lockup the trailer brakes. These are awesome if aren’t familiar with the tech, look it up.
    • Baja mount spare tire to beach launch in baja/remote beaches and also have full spare hub if needed
    • Normal spare tire too (so there are two spares total)
    • Full side bunks
    • Swing away tongue
    • LED lights, replaced every single one and most of wiring a few months ago
    • 7 pin connector is needed for reverse solenoid to operate
    • Every light and solenoid on the trailer works properly.

Other stuff you should know:
  • I have treated this boat with absolute care, and everything is functioning correctly. Every button works, every light turns on, things are wired correctly, it’s as turn key as it gets. I’m not the type of person that allows things to not function correctly, so when things go wrong, they are fixed promptly. As I’ve owned this boat, I’ve steadily gone thru almost everything and redone or improved it, to really dial in the boat for what I use it for. There are a few cosmetic blemishes from the previous owner, but apart from that, it’s in really good shape.
  • I wash the entire boat and trailer down after each trip. Flush both engines, bilge is always stored dry, etc. Boat sits in my drive way with a cover.
  • For an 18ft boat, this hull has a large flare, and handles well in rough water. You can trim the bow down, and the boat cuts thru wind chop well, and you can raise the bow to handle a following sea while still on plane (coming into mission bay during ripping outgoing tide for example). With both engine trim, and tabs, you can compensate for weather and weight distribution.
  • I have lots of extra parts from doing services that will be included in the sale along with a tire, oil, spark plugs, 2 spare props, trailer lights, etc. A lot of this gear is my spare kit I take with me when I go to Baja.
  • Other gear that is included in the sale:
    • A danforth anchor and rode with chain
    • Qty 2 fenders
    • Transom saver
    • Boat cover
    • wash down hose
  • MPG and cruising speed
    • 3.8 mpg with three guys, kill bag, empty bait tank, typical 3ft wind wave
    • 3.25 mpg with three guys, kill bag, full bait tank, typical 3ft wind wave
    • Normally cruise around between 18 and 24 knots depending on weather and load. W/O is 30knots. I’m running a Nemesis 4 blade, 14 x 17P which seems a good all-around prop for the boat.
  • Despite what some of the pictures show, I normally tow this boat with my small Tacoma, and it tows fine. You don’t need a full-sized truck.
  • I own the boat and trailer outright, and have both titles in hand.

I’d like this boat to go to someone that is really going to enjoy it and take care of it as I have. I’m willing to sea trail the boat for serious buyers, and will spend as long as needed with the new owner to go over absolutely everything so they are comfortable with the boat/trailer before taking it out on their own.

Here are a bunch of random pictures from various fishing trips that show various angles of the boat. The pictures of the boat in my driveway were taken a few days ago and represent the current condition of the boat.


Thanks for looking!
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  • Dec 12, 2017
    High Desert
    Grady White Escape 20
    Nice boat! GLWS...what under gunwale rod holders are those? The metal ones that came in mine destroyed feet...had to get rid on them. I like the looks of yours.
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