Mariah SX18 Bowrider Review

Style and Grace. Value-for-money package arrives in time for Christmas.

Sydney-based Good Times Marine has announced that stocks of the superb new 2008 Mariah SX18 bowrider are now available in Australia.The boat’s good looks, combined with a long list of standard features, have kept pre-orders for the new model flooding in. 

The latest Mariah SX18 is an 18ft bowrider with a beam of 2.3m and towing weight of around 1450kg. 
Her versatile, no-rot wood-free hull design allows the boat to perform exceptionally well in all conditions. 

The Mariah SX18 offers buyers the choice of a rear bench seat or jump seat configuration. Standard horsepower comes from a 135hp MerCruiser with the option to up the power to a 190hp V6. Other features include three Eskis; a large integrated swim platform with optional platform extension; driver side flip-up bolster seat; stainless rub rail and cleats; designated anchor well, a useful bimini top and a stereo with MP3 plug in.

The full, wrap-around windscreen as well as a lined interior add to the Mariah SX18’s appeal, as does her price tag. 
You’ll find her extremely good value for a quality imported 18ft bowrider. 

All boats are delivered on top-quality Australian-made Dunbier roller trailers. Drive-away packages start at $32,800 with the 135hp MerCruiser engine.

And why is the SX18 bowrider so popular? Derek Rodway, from Good Times Marine, said its customers notice Mariah’s emphasis on classic lines and sporty styling, which give the boat a distinguished look.  

“Many American bowriders are plain and common in their design but Mariah has made the effort to put shape and style back into the boat instead of simply trying to offer a generic or conservative product similar to many other higher profile brands,” he said.

“It’s all the little things together that produce a great all-round package”.