Boat Test: 2014 Lund 1800 Rebel XL Sport

Boat Tested2014 Lund 1800 Rebel XL Sport
Price As Tested$28,550 CAD
Category Multi Species Fish
Manufacturer Lund
Length18ft 6in / 5.64 m
Beam7ft / 2.13 m
Drive TypeOutboard
Engine MakeMercury
Fuel Capacity19
By Mike MilneFor multi-species fishing boats capable of handling varied wave and water conditions -- chasing everything from bass to salmon on lakes ranging from small to great -- you'll want to take a close look at Lund. For quality, design and performance, at a relatively affordable price point, you will definitely want to check out the new 1800 Rebel XL Sport.

Unlike some fishing boats, it doesn't come standard with an electric trolling motor (you may not need one right away) and lets you choose your own depth sounder/GPS. But the Rebel 1800 XL Sport does come with high topsides, a sleek black hull, a tall walk-through
windshield, plenty of room for fishing and Lund's renowned Integrated Power Strake (IPS) hull.

The IPS design includes broad reverse chines, well-placed strakes and a full-length keel pad. On the test boat, with a Mercury 115 FourStroke outboard on the transom, that translates into 0 to 20 mph acceleration under five seconds and a top speed of 46.3 mph at
6300 rpm. At 3000 rpm, it's on plane and running 18.3 mph. Push the engine to 3500 rpm for 24.3 mph and 4000 rpm for 27.9 mph.With crisp cornering, it adds up to lively performance.

The helm station has an easy-grip wheel with no-feedback steering, lit gauges, a 12-volt power point and room to add electronics. The floors are easy-clean grey vinyl. Forward, there's a storage area in the bow, two storage compartments under the carpeted casting
platform and a 20-gallon livewell and bait bucket ahead of the consoles. Aft, there's storage and battery space, as well as room for a bait bucket in compartments under the casting platform.

The test boat has three folding, swivelling seats in the cockpit (with extra sockets fore and aft). The carpeted aft casting platform folds back to expose twin jump seats. There's more storage for rods and gear in long side lockers. The gunwales are ready for Sport Trak
and Pro Trak accessories.

The Rebel 1800 XLmay not have everything on an angler's wish list, but has the size, space and systems ready to addmore equipment. For well under $30,000, it's a great platform for making fishing wishes come true.
TEST BOAT ENGINEMercury 115 FourStroke, 1.7 L (104 ci), 115-hp, four-stroke, in-line 4-cylinder outboard with electronic fuel injection, pushing an aluminum 12.5x17-inch prop
ACCELERATION (mph/sec)0-20 / 4.9 ; 0-30 / 6.32
TOP SPEED (rpm/mph)6300 / 46.3
3000 / 18.3 ; 3500 / 24.3 ; 4000 / 27.9 ; 4500 / 32.4 ; 5000 / 36.8
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