Easily board your boat from the port side with the standard 3-step ladder. It stows away recessed into the swim platform when not in use and has grab rails on either side for ease of boarding.
Spacious and versatile, the bow design features two large storage boxes and a large deck for fishing.
Bow Storage Boxes
2 very large storage box for fish or gear with two large lids for easy access.
Trolling Motor Plug
Every Island boat comes with a bow trolling motor plug. This will facilitate the installation of any brand of trolling motor.
Console Front Seat
Comfortable forward facing seat for one person with a forward grab rail for safety.
Console Front Storage
Lifting the console front seat reveals a storage bin lined with a storage net. Great place for small items.
The helm feels right at home with all of the amenities right at your fingertips. Gauges, 12V switches, horn, GPS, engine binnacle and a small glove compartment.
At the helm, find 2 large and easy to read Yamaha gauges for tachometer and fuel level. It will also display any critical warnings from the engine.
Very comfortable leaning post with a removable back rest. Removing it, reveals two rod holders. Plenty of space for your cooler underneath as well.
Spacious bench seat in the rear for two adults with space underneath for a small cooler or gear.
Transom Backrest Holders
Allows you to move the leaning post backrest to the transom.
Deep recirculating livewell on the starboard side is standard and can double as a cooler.
The standard SeaStar hydraulic steering makes maneuvering this boat a breeze even at speed.
4 Flush Mount Gunwale Rod Holders
Standard on every island boat are 4 flush mounted gunwale rod holders. Whether you are fishing or need to mount a grill, these will make your life easy.
Easy Battery Access
Behind the leaning post is the battery compartment. This location offers great access and doesn't take up any storage room on the boat.
Choosing the engine for your Sportsman Boat doesn't have to be a daunting task. We have chosen power options for each model that are adequate and efficient. Yamaha offers a wide array of engines and propellers and we have closely worked with them to choose configurations that are going to meet your needs, regardless of your boating style and demands. For more details, visit the performance section.
Sportsman has hit a home run with this 18 footer. Quick to get on plane and very smooth riding. I am very happy with the leaning post that comes standard. The Simrad Go7 is user friendly... Glad I made this purchase. The Island Bay 18 is a very well made boat!
Take control of your electronics with SportLink™ Electronics Integration System, equipped standard on every Sportsman Boat. The Simrad® powered electronics packages have been carefully designed around each model to met and exceed your needs out on the water.
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For more detailed information on available SportLink™ packages and options, download this PDF. It contains detailed information for all of our models on Simrad Displays, VHF Radios, Transducers, Autpilots, Radars and more.
Simrad GO7 XSE Chartplotter
Getting around the waterways will be a breeze with this GO7. Equipped with a super-bright touchscreen and chartplotter with built-in GPS receiver. It allows you to control your onboard sound system and find fish like a pro. As an added feature, it has built-in GoFree™ Wi-Fi for operation from a mobile device and easy software upgrades.
HST-WSBL 83/200kHz Transducer
Plastic, Transom-mounted, 83 kHz/200 kHz Broadband transducer with built-in depth/temperature. Up to 300m in range.
Stereo w/ 2 Speakers
For your entertainment needs, equip your Island Boat with a stereo system. Comes equipped with 2 speakers and is fully integrated into the Simrad Go7.
When you purchase your Sportsman Boat equipped with SportLink™, all of your Simrad electronics will get an additional year of product warranty. This gives you a total of 3 years of Simrad product warranty and 2 years of Simrad onboard support. This added value is FREE to all Sportsman Boats!
Just another reason to buy a Sportsman Boat.