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Mako 184cc: Built Tough for Fishing and Fun

Mako 184cc: Built Tough for Fishing and Fun

by August 14, 2020

The Mako 184cc is a small fishing boat that is big-water capable and offers huge potential.

This compact boat is built tough for fishing and fun, whether you’re chasing game fish or just cruising the Broadwater and Moreton Bay islands with the family.

This versatile boat is a proven dry-riding hull that is a comfortable craft perfectly suited for general inshore, nearshore, and offshore use. It can be easily handled in strong breeze and the knock-about chop out at sea present little challenge to this seaworthy vessel. The family will love the new folding, removable aft jump seats, and swim platform with stainless-steel boarding ladder.


The chop-taming, aggressive deep-V hull allows it to brave rougher conditions with confidence. The wide beam contributes to safety and stability at rest. The overall length of the hull is 5.58 metres, with a 2.49 metre beam and a deadrise of 18 degrees. You can go places as the boat is of reasonable weight for its size, and has a 200-litre fuel tank under the floor, and a draft of just 30cm.

The hull-to-deck joint is chemically sealed and bonded 360°, plus it is mechanically fastened every 15cm with stainless steel fasteners. The boat is built of a foam-injected hull with one-piece fibreglass stringer grid, a self-bailing cockpit with non-skid deck surface, and there are under-gunnel port and starboard rod racks.

The bow is fitted with a sleek low-profile grab-rail. Anglers will appreciate the under-gunwale rod storage and the 80-litre baitwell. The boat is licensed to carry 5 persons. And like every one of the Mako boats, it is backed by MAKO® Assurance 5+Life — the best factory warranty in saltwater boats.


The Mako 184cc is a centre-console vessel designed with two pedestal helm seats and a forward console seat. The helm station is fitted with analogue gauges, switches that are lighted rockers, and enough dash room to mount a chartplotter/fishfinder display.

The driver area has a stainless steel grab-rail, an acrylic windscreen and lots of storage. The 2020 model offers 2-tone high-density marine-grade vinyl upholstery with stain-resistant coating and composite substrates on seats.

There are port and starboard bow seats with 60-litre insulated fishboxes that drain below. The boat packages are custom-matched with tandem-axle aluminium trailer with brakes.

Everyone is getting back to the simple things in life, so there is no need for a highly experienced twin- engine offshore battle wagon. There are simple ways to get you and your family out on the water in style, without all the costs.

The thing you will love about this boat is the simple and reasonable pricing. The Mako 184cc fitted with a 150 Mercury 4-stroke is priced from $75,000, making this quality vessel a very attractive family fishing boat. It’s a great choice!

Nitro Marine has over 1200sqm of indoor showroom, as well as lots of room outside showcasing our new and used boats and trailers. 167 Currumburra Road, Ashmore, Gold Coast (07) 5532 5812

Editorial by Andy Kancachian

Published in the August – November 2020 print edition.