Whether running rivers, bays, or across oyster bars, the shallow draft, fishability, innovative design, and stealth of the Xpress Skiff will get you ready for your next shallow water showdown. The Skiff Hull offers supreme buoyancy, enabling you to quietly pole in just inches of water. The all-welded aluminum construction, supported by a longitudinal rib system and unibody-injected foam, makes this the most durable platform on the market. The Skiff 185 provides you with the best return on your investment. There is absolutely no need to spend twice as much on a fiberglass craft when you have the strength and durability of an Xpress Skiff. Don’t settle for anything less than Xpress!

2020 Skiff185 Front
2024 Skiff 185 Rear
2024 Skiff 185 Overhead View
The above boat is shown with optional Appearance Package.

Skiff 185

w/ Yamaha VF90LA


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Skiff 185
Transom Height
Fuel Tank Capacity18 gal.
Approx Weight1,170 lb.
Max Wt./Per/Mo/GR1,280 lb.
Total Wt. Per Cap4/655 lb.
Aluminum – 5052 Gauge0.100
Maximum HP115
Overall Package Length23’6″
BackTrack Trailer ModelAWSK18
  • Higher horsepower rating requires hydraulic steering purchase*
  • Overall package length includes trailer and engine
  • All measurements are approximate
  • Photos may include optional equipment
  • Nationally advertised price does not include TTL, freight and rigging


Skiff Hull

White Xtreme Coat with Choice of Hull Color

All-Welded Construction

Longitudinal Rib Construction

Unibody Injected Foam Construction

Liners in Rear Storage Boxes

4″ Atlas Hydraulic Micro Jacker Plate

Aerated Livewell in Rear Deck

Auto Bilge Pump

Under Deck Rod Holders

2 Rear Deck Storage Boxes

Fiberglass Console with Battery Storage and Console Cushions

NEW Black Bay Steering Wheel

NEW 2 Black Grab Handles on Console

4 Stainless Cleats

Lockable Front Deck Lid Storage

Seat Cushion on Rear Deck

Tilt Steering

Sharkeye Running Lights Humminbird Helix 5 Graph

NEW Multifunction Gauge (Includes Hour Meter)

BackTrack Single Axle Aluminum Trailer



2 Bank

3 Bank


Pre-Rig Binnacle Mount Control Box w/ Cables





Pin Base on Deck (Each)

Poling Platform

Jack Plate

6” Atlas Hydraulic Jack Plate (Upgrade from 4”)


Permanent Ladder


Painted Poling Platform


Pro Livewell Oxygenator


Upgrade to PowerTech SS SM/Med Hub Prop


SeaDek Liner for Skiff


Euro Style Fishing Seat w/ Small Seat Pole

Exc Rear Cushion for Lean Post w/Cushion

Fold Down Fishing Seat w/ Small Seat Pole

Shallow Water Anchors

MinnKota Talon & Raptor

Power-Pole Blade


BayStar Plus Hydraulic (150HP or Less)

Uflex Hydraulic (Greater Than 150HP)

Trolling Motors


Minn Kota


8 Gauge Trolling Motor Wiring

BackTrack Trailer

Lighted Logo Trailer Step (Both Sides)

Aluminum Spare Tire and Mount

Aluminum Wheel Upgrade (Per Axle)

Galvanized Spare Tire and Mount

Swing Away Tongue


Saltwater Trailer Package
Composite Bunk Covers and Upgraded Bow Roller
Duck Boat Package
Xpress Camo Paint Upgrade
Appearance Package for Skiff (Must Upg. To Euro Fish Seat)
Custom SeaDek Liner, Matching Seat Trim, and Matching Graphics. Available in Lime, Bahama, Orange, Red, Blue and Seafoam. Click here to learn more.
  • SeaDek available on limited models. 


“I’ve had my 2022 Skiff 185 out on inland rivers, lakes, and inshore. No matter what I ask of it, it delivers. It’s just a phenomenal fishing platform. I’ve owned multiple aluminum boats over the years and what absolutely amazes me about this boat compared to those in the ‘feel’ and sound. It is so quiet and solid feeling you forget it’s aluminum. I’ve had this in some serious chop and could not believe how smooth and dry the ride was. It’s a well-thought-out boat, well constructed, and a pleasure to operate.”

“I was looking for a newer flats boat with an affordable price point, came across the Xpress Skiff 185, and fell in love. This aluminum boat is durable for the shallow waters I fish. Secondly, I love the amount of storage space this 18-foot boat has. Finally, I am extremely impressed with how dry this boat is. I can run this boat all day and never have to worry about fuel or my batteries. The gunnels are plenty wide enough to walk on while fishing and the SeaDek adds the next level of comfort. I am overly impressed and happy with this boat!”

“I am blown away with my Skiff 185! I was a bit nervous that the ride quality wasn’t going to be great enough of an improvement to warrant spending the money, but after the first day out I’m blown away by how well it handles in choppy water. I’m able to jump right up in less than two foot of water. I fish the Nature Coast of Florida and being able to run in skinny water is very important. Fishability seems excellent. I purchased my skiff through Florida’s Family Marine in Deland, which was outstanding. I would recommend them to anyone!”

“My favorite feature of my 2020 Xpress Skiff 185 is the ride. Even for a skiff, this bad boy handles chop just fine and rides like a Bentley on everything else. Just yesterday I had this boat floating as skinny as the trolling motor prop and it glided right over the mudflat. My skiff is very well made, sturdy and stable. Two people can walk around and this boat barely flinches. I love the way the SeaDek feels, cleans up, and looks. I bought it from Propeller Dynamics here in Prince George, VA. The guys were great and super helpful!”

“My fiancé and I were in the process of getting a new boat that was light, durable and able to handle the oyster bars. We stopped by Gulf to Lake Marine, who led us towards the Skiff 185, making the buying process extremely easy. Just the weight of the boat had me sold, plus it’s aluminum. I’m super impressed with the Yamaha 115 SHO, which is one of the lightest on the market. After my fiancé saw the SeaDek and the color scheme she was sold. I’m impressed with its performance each and every time we take it out!”

“The first priority I had when purchasing my 2020 Xpress Skiff 185 was versatility. I needed a boat that could handle big freshwater lakes and perform in the marsh. The Skiff 185 has hit the nail on the head. It gives us plenty of room and is a great platform for all styles of fishing. I have been blown away at how well it handles rough water and cuts the chop on windy days. The SeaDek gives a great non-slip platform that is very easy to keep clean! I bought this boat from RJs Outboard in Brandon, MS. I can’t thank Xpress enough for the time they put into this build!”

“We are very proud owners of the 2020 Xpress Skiff 185, which we couldn’t be happier with! The first feature we love is that the boat floats in just inches of water, which makes it nice in shallow creeks. The second feature we love is that whether we are in rough water or calm water, it handles almost the same. The third feature we love is that how skinny it will run. If you can see water, without a doubt you can run it. We are happy to say that we do most of our fishing in Crystal River, FL, and bought the boat right around the corner from Scott at Gulf to Lake Marine & Trailers.”

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