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: 40 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
  • Flip-Flop Cooler Seat w/ Cushion
  • Molded Console Seat
  • Stainless Steel Steering Wheel
  • Hydraulic Steering
  • No Wood-No Rot Construction
  • Self-Bailing Cockpit
  • Aerated Live well
  • Molded Fiberglass Swim Platform
  • Raw Water Wash Down Kit
  • Large Molded Anchor Locker w/Anchor
  • Compass
  • Convenience Motor Package Prices Include Stainless Steel Propeller
  • Bilge Pump w/Auto Float Switch
  • Horn-electric
  • Courtesy Lights
  • Power Outlet Plug on Dash
  • Stainless-Steel Rod Holders w/ Drain
  • Molded Gunwale Rod Storage
  • Foam Injected Fiberglass Stringer System
  • Molded Non-skid Inner Liner
  • Built-In Fuel Tank
  • Folding Stern Light
  • Stainless Steel Pull-up Cleats w/ Drain
  • Trolling Motor Plug
  • Black Rubber Rub Rail

Optional Features

  • Battery Charger - 2 Bank
  • Bay Star Plus Hydraulic Tilt Steering
  • SeaStar Hydraulic Tilt Steering
  • Bow Lifting Eye
  • Dual Battery Switch
  • Low Bow Rail
  • Pop-up Fender Holders (4)
  • Removable Rail & Windshield
  • Ski Pole - Deck mount aluminum or powder-coated
  • Trim Tabs with level indicators
  • Trolling Motor
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From the 179FS to the 263FS, 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.