Shallow Water F4

Features & Options

  • Optimal 17-degree transoms for superior mud motor trim control
  • Full Flat Floor
  • Triple Taper Chine
  • Welded-in and Riveted Full Floors
  • Longitudinal Full Length 2″ X 4″ Ribs – 6063 Alloy
  • High Transom Only
  • F4 Step Deck
  • Extruded Gunwale (w/rubber rub rail and slotted interior for accessory mounting)
  • Rod and Gun Storage
  • Bow Rails
  • Full Flotation
  • Starboard Gunwale Storage Trays with Cup Holder
  • E.I.P (Excel Improved Pod Seats) Rear Deck
  • Front Deck Fuel Tank Storage Area
  • Gun and Rod Storage Box(s)
  • Fold-Down Stand up Bar (3-pin adjustable)
  • Slide-in Storage Under Driver’s Seat
  • High Front Deck
  • Front Deck Storage with Mesh Panel Cover
  • Navigation Lights
  • Recessed Light Control Panel w/Courtesy Light, 12V Plug, Rocker Switches and Breakers
  • Bilge 800 GPH
  • .125 Upgrade (5086)
  • Rear Hand Rails
  • Camo (Optifade™ Marsh, Optifade™ Timber, Max-4, Natural Gear Green and Brown & Old School)
  • Built-In Bow 3,000lb KFI Winch
  • Twin 5800 Lumen LED Headlights
  • Interior LED Lighting (White, Blue, Red or Green LED’s)
  • Built-In 11 Gallon Fuel Tank
  • E.I.P Model – Aerated Live well
  • Cup & Shell Holder
  • Spud Poles
  • Trolling Motor Kit
  • Full Line of Minnkota Trolling Motors
  • Full Line of Mud Buddy Shallow Water Motors
  • Bluetooth Stereo
  • Turtlebox Speaker
  • Optifade™ Camo Seats
  • Mud Buddy Remote Trim Switch On Grab Bar
  • Rod/Gun Box
  • Gunwhale Tray(s)
  • 28 Quart Orca Cooler Seat Upgrade


1751 | 17′
1754 | 17′
1854 | 18′

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

1751 | 51″
1754 | 54″
1854 | 54″

Max HP
1751 | 55
1754 | 55
1854 | 65

1751 | 68″
1754 | 69″
1854 | 69″

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

Capacity Person/Lbs
1751 | 4/560
1754 | 4/560
1854 | 4/560

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

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

Offered In Two Models

Shallow Water models

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

All brands of mud motors work well on our Excel boats. Full feature surface drive motors like the Mud Buddy with electric shift F-N-R, tough outdrives and reliable power allow the Excel to go places others can only imagine. Whether in the deep timber of Arkansas, the beautiful backwaters of the Everglades, mystical swamps of Louisiana or the shallow vast grass marshes of the West, this is the boat to own.

LED Headlight Option

The twin LED 5800 lumen headlight guides you through the darkest marshes or timber. The lights can be adjusted upwards or downwards as needed for your boat design, and the lights rotate around for backing the boat. Turn the light to the side to put out your decoys.

The headlight switch is located on the driver control panel.

Water Resistant Storage

All our water resistant storage and gun boxes have a raised lip that fits into the box lid. This feature prevents normal rainfall and water splashes from getting into the sealed box below. However, be careful at car washes where high pressure spray can seep up and over the water resistant seal.

This feature is a premium standard feature on all Excel brand boats.

Shallow Water Open Floor Plan
(shown with Optifade Timber camo)

Built-In Fuel Tank

The optional built-in 11 gallon fuel tank is a convenient add on feature for your new Excel boat. Included is a front deck mesh cover with two storage pockets. The tank filler is located on the front deck for easy access.

Control Panel

The standard feature control panel is conveniently located near the driver for easy access to the two interior panel lights switch, bilge, running lights, bow spot light option switch etc. On models with a built-in fuel tank, the fuel gauge is also located near the driver. All switches have built-in breakers and the panel is recessed to protect the switches.


Shallow Water F4 Gallery

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