This builder of saltwater fishing boats is another that has gone through many transitions since its founding; in 1968, it began production with a 19-footer. During the next 40 years Robalo was owned by AMF, Cobia, and then Brunswick before being acquired by its current owner, Chaparral. The quality of the boats varied somewhat through these transitions, but under Chaparral’s direction (beginning in 2001) Robalo re-established itself as a premium builder of extremely high-quality fishing boats. Upon the acquisition construction techniques and materials were thoroughly enhanced and by 2010, every model in the line had been completely re-tooled or developed from scratch. Today, Robalo’s offerings range from an 18’ center console to a 30’ walkaround, plus a dual-console multi-use model line.
The amazing R180 brings Robalo style, performance and quality to first time boat buyers at No Haggle Reel Deal pricing that can't be beat. Powered by a 115 Yamaha and complete with an aluminum trailer, the R180 redefines the word "value". Fishermen will appreciate the dry-riding freeboard, convertible casting platforms, extensive rod storage, 15-gallon livewell and high quality leaning post seating. Rare on an 18-footer, the R180 with an enclosed head allows family boaters to cast off on long distance adventures without concern.