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F4 Shallow Water 

F4 Shallow Water 

F4 Shallow Water

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.

F4 Shallow Water 
F4 Shallow Water 
F4 Shallow Water 

Shallow Water F4 with Twin Gun Box (two gun boxes, rear port and starboard storage boxes) Shown with optional outboard motor Kik Up mount, front deck troll motor mount, built in fuel tank and Optifade Marsh camo.

Specs

  • Side or : 1651  1751    1754    1851    1854    1954      1860

  • Length:      16' 17' 17' 18' 18' 19' 18'

  • Bottom:      51" 51" 54" 51" 54" 54" 60"

  • Beam:  68" 68" 69" 68" 69" 69" 75"

  • Per/Lbs:     4/500   4/560   4/560   4/560   4/560   5/700      5/603

  • Transom Height:   20" 20" 20" 20" 20" 20" 20"

  • Gunwale Height:   25" 25" 25" 25" 25" 25" 25"

  • Hull Thickness:     .100     .100     .100     .100     .100      .100     .100

  • Max HP:    50  55  55  60  65  70  70

Features

•F4 Step Deck •Khaki or OD Green •Optimal 17 degree transoms for superior mud motor trim control •Rod and Gun Storage •Bow Rails •Full Flotation •Starboard Gunwale Storage Tray with Cup Holder •Triple Taper Chine •Full Flat Floor •Extruded Gunwale (w/rubber rub rail and slotted interior for accessory mounting) •Front Deck Fuel Tank Storage Area •Welded-in and Riveted Full Floors •Longitudinal Full Length 2" X 4" Ribs - 6063 Alloy •Gun and Rod Storage Box(s) •High Transom Only •Navigation Lights •Fold-Down Stand up Bar (3-pin adjustable) •EIP (Excel Improved Pods) Model Rear Deck •Drivers Seat Slide in Storage •High Front Deck •Front Deck Storage with Mesh Panel Cover •Recessed Light Control Panel w/Interior Courtesy Light, 12Volt Plug & Rocker Switches with Breakers •Bilge 800 GPH

Options

•.125 Upgrade (5052) •.125 Upgrade (5086) •Bull Nose 1/4" Tubular Bow Front (Available for all Models) •Rear Hand Rails •Seat Bases on Floor & Decks (specify location) •Camo (Optifade™ Marsh, Optifade™ Timber, Max-4, Natural Gear, & Old School) •Interior Superliner Coating •Built-In 3,000lb KFI Winch (Except Bull Nose Option) •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

Videos

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Excel Boats, Best Shallow Water Boat

Excel Boats, Best Shallow Water Boat

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Excel F4 duck boat

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Mud Buddy HDR & Excel Boats - Unbeatable Combination in Optifade

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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.

F4 Shallow Water 
F4 Shallow Water