Wellcraft 182 Fisherman First Glance

This 18-plus-foot center console packs a lot of fishing features into a small package.

Wellcraft 182 Fisherman center console fishing boat
The new boat provides seating for eight people and comes with a 56-gallon fuel tank, plus plenty of room for fishing.Courtesy Wellcraft

The new 182 Fisherman features the sweeping sheer line and high freeboard that delivers Wellcraft's signature look, while offering optional seating for eight passengers, a 56-gallon fuel tank and 360-degree fishability.

At the bow, a large casting ­platform gives anglers the elevation they need, but opt for the Bow Seating or Mat packages to create a more family-friendly layout. Wellcraft installed an aquarium-style livewell beneath the foredeck, which distributes more weight forward and allows anglers to easily see the condition of liveys while underway.

Wellcraft 182 Fisherman center console fishing boat helm
A customizable dash and removable windshield are just a few of the helm features.Courtesy Wellcraft

In the cockpit, the 182F comes with a removable windshield for easy storage, a customizable dash and an inset footrest. Horizontal under-gunwale rod hangers stow tackle out of the way until needed. At the transom, port and starboard jump seats — with storage beneath — flank the splashwell.

Opt for a T-top to shade your crew on all-day adventures.

Ten color options are available, from black-and-red to seafoam green. The 182 can be powered by Mercury or Yamaha 90, 115 or 150 hp outboards.

Wellcraft 182 Fisherman center console fishing boat livewell
Wellcraft installed an aquarium-style livewell into the foredeck.Courtesy Wellcraft
Wellcraft 182 Fisherman center console fishing boat rod hangers
Horizontal under-gunwale rod hangers allow you to keep tackle out of the way and make the most of the space onboard.Courtesy Wellcraft

Wellcraft 182 Fisherman Specifications

LOA: 18 ft. 4 in.
Beam: 8 ft.
Dry Weight: 2,750 lb. (w/ engine, approximate)
Draft: 1 ft. 3 in.
Transom Deadrise: 19 deg.
MSRP: $30,957 (w/ Yamaha 115 XB and trailer)