Eastern Boats 18 Sportsman

Seaway 18 Sportsman

Economical open utility boat

Seaway 18 Sportsman

Seaway’s 18 Sportsman is an overachiever. How else can you describe a small but roomy open utility boat that can take nearshore coastal seas safely in stride but still sneak into shallow tidal creeks, run well with an economical 50-90-hp modern outboard, and ride on a simple, single-axle trailer behind a compact SUV?

This one is also lovely, with a sweeping sheer and classic teak trim. Her proud bow cleaves seas while her hard chines and low transom deadrise provide good performance with that modest power. She’s a lot of boat for not much money, either to purchase, use, or maintain.

Fishing from the Seaway 18 Sportsman boat
Seaway Sportsman 18 Helm

Specification highlights

  • 18 FT


  • 10 IN


  • 1100LB

    Dry Weight

Fun Explorer
Adapts To Many Sea Conditions

So what about use? Because of her combination of seaworthiness and shallow draft, she’s great at exploring bays and rivers. The ease of trailering her opens up broad geographic opportunities for adventurous day trips on a modest fuel budget. With the stability inherent in her 8’ beam, she adapts easily to multiple fishing techniques. A 70-hp engine can push her to a top speed around 30 mph, but because she planes as low as 10 mph, she can adapt easily to a wide range of sea conditions, and she has enough power for simple towing water sports.

Recommended Power:
Single 50-90 hp Outboard

Key Features
  • Fiberglass Inner Liner
  • Several Hull Colors
  • Bow Seating With Cushions
  • Folding Dodger
  • Console Windshield With Handrail
  • Fiberglass Leaning Post


Some configurations, options, accessories, and/or colors may not be shown. Confirm availability of all accessories, options and equipment with our sales team.

Equipment List
Deck / Cockpit
  • Hand Laid Fiberglass Hull
  • Self Bailing Molded Cockpit w/Scuppers
  • One Piece Stringer Grid w/ Foam Flotation
  • Composite Trim
  • Black Rub Rail
  • Spray Rails (Black or White)
  • Quarter Guards (Black or White)
  • Under Gunwale Rod Racks
  • Inspection Deck Plates
  • Stainless Steel Pop Up Rear Cleats
  • Stainless Steel Pop Up Spring Cleats
  • Stainless Steel Fixed Bow Cleats
  • Stainless Steel Bow Chocks
  • Stainless Steel Bow Eye
  • Stainless Steel Rod Holders Pair
  • Bottom Paint
  • Boot Stripe
  • Standard Hull & Deck Colors (White / Oyster)
Mechanical / Electrical
  • 40 Gallon Fuel Tank
  • Water Separating Fuel Filter
  • 12v LED Navigation Lights
  • 6 Gang Electrical Switch Panel
  • 12v / USB Accessory Plug
  • Compass
  • Classic Analog Fuel Gauge
  • Hydraulic Steering
  • Electric Bilge Pump & Auto Float
  • Single Battery & Switch
  • Console w/ Forward Cushioned Seat
  • Flip Back Cushioned Helm Seat w/ Storage
  • Vinyl Upholstery
Popular Options
  • Dark Color Upgrade
  • Pastel Color Upgrade
  • V-Berth Seating w/Cushions
  • Oiled Teak Package
  • Varnished Teak Package (Gloss Finish)
  • Windshield w/Stainless Steel Handrail
  • Transom Mounted Boarding Ladder
Dual Batteries w/Switch
  • SS Bow Rail
Raw Water Washdown
  • Spray Rails Color Matched to Hull
  • Additional Stainless Steel Rod Holders (Pair)
  • T-Top (Canvas Soft Top)
  • Bimini Top w/Boot
  • Console Cover
  • Helm Seat Cover
  • Sunbrella Upholstery Upgrade
  • NMEA 2000 Connectivity
  • Electronics Packages
  • Stereo Packages
  • Load Rite Trailer Options
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Factory Direct Sales & Experience

We engineer and build boats that will give you many years of boating enjoyment. Contact us about getting a tour of our facility. You can also take delivery of your boat right at our factory in Milton, NH. 

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