With the Snake River for our testing grounds, you know the lengths we’ve gone to prove the capability and unbridled performance of our jet boats.
The Snake and its tributaries churn with some of the planet’s most demanding whitewater. Naturally the 178X and 198X reflect the very best of Weldcraft’s vast experience.
n a 19’ or 17’ length that jumps to attention when you advance the throttle, our freshwater-cooled, catalyzed 5.7L MEFI-5 power plant is matched with an American Turbine SD-309 inboard pump (other pump and engine options are available). And the combination of a .250 whitewater bottom and 8° deadrise at the transom make this a formidable jet boat.
But the X Series isn’t just a superb shallow-water performer. It’s equally adept at pulling skiers, crabbing, hunting, or parking at a remote river bank. Your knuckles will appreciate that. And you might appreciate the optional new decorative heavy-duty bow deck and swim platform pad.
Few boats can go where the 198X can take you. Its incredibly shallow draft hull and aggressive horsepower allows the 198X to cross shallows a mere 4” deep. Anglers, hunters, and thrill-seekers alike will never be stopped again.
The 198X puts the driver in total control and provides the visibility critical for navigating whitewater and boulder-strewn rapids. Sit comfortably in the fully adjustable, deluxe captains seat or stand at the helm for the ultimate view. The single lever, shift throttle control is dash-mounted and ergonomically positioned to give you a natural stance when quick reactions may be required. It also makes loading and unloading from the trailer a breeze.