Shallow Water F4

The original step deck transom boat.

This shallow water F4 hull was designed to obtain optimal performance from a surface-drive motor such as a Mud Buddy. The F4’s slick bottom glides over skinny water, logs, mud and vegetation with ease and with the least bit of resistance. The tapered chine provides unparalleled turning capabilities.

The F4 step-deck allows you to effortlessly climb in-and-out of the boat and serves as a vantage point for your retriever. This innovative step deck introduced by Excel’s owner over 18 years ago with the Mud Buddy MR-18 Mallard with hunt deck, started the shallow water boat step deck revolution and has set the standard for all high-end shallow water duck boats.

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Specs

Length
1751 | 17′
1754 | 17′
1854 | 18′
1860 | 18′

Hull Thickness
1751 | .125
1754 | .125
1854 | .125
1860 | .125

Bottom
1751 | 51″
1754 | 54″
1854 | 54″
1860 | 60″

Max HP
1751 | 55
1754 | 55
1854 | 60
1860 | 65

Beam
1751 | 69″
1754 | 69″
1854 | 69″
1860 | 75″

Max Weight Passengers/Gear
1751 | 1000
1754 | 1000
1854 | 1100
1860 | 1200

Capacity Person/Lbs
1751 | 4/560
1754 | 4/560
1854 | 4/560
1860 | 5/618

Transom Height
1751 | 20″
1754 | 20″
1854 | 20″
1860 | 20″

Gunwale Height
1751 | 25″
1754 | 25″
1854 | 25″
1860 | 25″

 

F4 Triple Taper Hull

Excel shallow water boats with the triple taper chine roll into turns with limited slip. These hulls plane quickly, turn on a dime and are specifically designed for shallow water surface drive mud motors. Coupled with our F4 step deck, nothing matches the performance of this hull in shallow water.

Triple Taper Chine

Mud Buddy Motors

LED Headlight Option

Water Resistant Storage

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