Max HP
140 HP
1450 lbs
Boat Capacity
6 ppl
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  • Length: 17'9"
  • Weight: 1450 lbs
  • Boat Capacity: 6 ppl
  • Fuel Capacity: 35 gal
  • Maximum HP: 140 HP
  • Recommended HP: 90-115 HP
  • Dead Rise: 15°
  • Draft: 12"
  • Beam: 7'4"
  • Transom: 25"

Standard Features

  • Ten (10) Year Hull Warranty
  • No Wood-No Rot Construction
  • Single Leg Leaning Post
  • Spacious Console Face For Mounting Electronics
  • Stainless Steel Steering Wheel w/ Knob
  • Console Footrest
  • BayStar Plus Tilt Steering
  • Self-Bailing Cockpit
  • Aerated Live Well
  • Large Molded Anchor Locker w/Anchor
  • Raw Water Washdown Kit
  • Large Bow Casting Deck
  • Large Bow Storage Box
  • Battery Storage Under Starboard Lid In Console
  • Convenience Motor Package Prices Include Stainless Steel Propeller
  • Electric Horn
  • Courtesy Lights
  • Power Outlet Plug On Dash
  • Stainless-Steel Rod Holders w/ Drain
  • Gunwale Rod Storage
  • Foam Injected Fiberglass Stringer System
  • Molded Non-Skid Inner Liner
  • Built-In Fuel Tank
  • Folding Stern Light
  • Cockpit Bolsters
  • Rear Folding Bench Seat
  • Drop-In Box Under Rear Seat Over Bilge Access
  • Molded Swim Platform With Ladder
  • Stainless Steel Grab Rail
  • Compass
  • Black Rubber Rub Rail
  • Trolling Motor Plug
  • Dual Battery Switch
  • Hull Color: White

Optional Features

  • Battery Charger - 2 Bank
  • Bow Lifting Eye
  • Floor Helm Pad
  • High Pressure Wash down (pump)
  • Low Bow Rail
  • Pop-up Fender Holders (4)
  • Removable Rail & Windshield
  • SeaStar Hydraulic Tilt Steering (Exch)
  • Trim Tabs with Level indicators
  • Hull Color Options: Black, Fighting Lady Yellow, Ice Blue, Jade Green, Manta Grey, Marathon Blue, Sand, Sea Foam Green
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From the 179FS to the 291FS, the Family Sportsman Series has a model to fit the needs of any modern active family.

With emphasis on comfort, fishing, and safety, your Family Sportsman will feature more seating and storage, even a changing/potty room, while having the fishing features you would expect in any center console design, like rod racks, trolling rod holders, live well, and even a macerated fish box in some models.

The 179 FS is purpose-built with enough equipment for fishing or just cruising on the water.

The 179FS is built specifically for the active family that appreciates the versatility and mobility of a smaller boat while still allowing them to have the fishing and cruising features normally only found in larger boats. The 179FS combines all of that into a package that can fit in an average residential garage and be towed by most modern SUVs. The updated hull design provides spirited performance and superior fuel economy from a modest 90 HP or can be maxed out with the 140 HP option. Although it’s just shy of 18 feet, it still has great features like a folding jump seat in the rear deck, easy bilge access, extensive storage, and even molded-in rod racks—benefits typically only found in larger designs.

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2024 Boat Show Retail Incentives

For a limited time, Key West Boats will offer unprecedented retail incentives for boats sold at authorized shows/open houses. Get your best deal on a ‘23 or ‘24, and then add the following retail incentives directly from the manufacturer! Contact your local dealer to find out their eligible show dates!

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