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#12508424 - 11/18/17 05:02 PM **BRAND NEW** 2018 BassCat Caracal w/ 225 Mercury Optimax Pro XS for Sale $55,000
Outdoordude Offline
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Registered: 04/20/09
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**BRAND NEW** 2018 BassCat Caracal w/ 225 Mercury Optimax Pro XS for Sale $55,000

Selling a brand new 2018 BassCat Caracal. It was won in a tournament and I took delivery directly from the factory. It has never touched water and you will be the first registered owner with all the warranties and privileges of an original owner. You will receive the original Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin forms and an itemized bill of sale for the boat, engine and trailer that will allow you to register and title the equipment in your hometown in your name as a new boat. Included features below:

BassCat Caracal: 19’8” length, 96” beam, 1725 lbs dry weight, maximum HP rating 225
33 gallon main fuel tank plus 10 gallon saddle tank (43 gallon total)
2016 225 HP Mercury Optimax Pro XS (Caracal maximum horsepower rating is 225)
25 Pitch Mercury Fury prop
Sea Star hydraulic steering with tilt steering wheel
Slidemaster manual jackplate
MinnKota Fortrex 80 lb thrust
MinnKota Precision MK 330PC three bank charger
Pro-Guide 31 AGM Battery (x1) (Cranking)
Pro-Guide 27 M180 Battery (x2) (Trolling)
Humminbird Helix 7 CHIRP GPS G2N at bow
Humminbird Helix 7 CHIRP GPS G2N at console
LED courtesy lights on the deck and console
LED-lit compartments
Vented tackle compartments
Premium stainless steel compartment latches
Massive triangular live-wells
Live-well pump in and pump out
Live-well recirculation and aerator pumps both controlled separately with timers
Built-in front navigational light
Retractable step ladder
Dual axel trailer
Swing-away tongue
Trailer step
Led trailer lights


The Caracal is one of the premium models of BassCat’s new wide-body lineup. It dwarfs my Pantara II in front deck width and hull depth, despite only being 7 inches longer. Other owners report loaded running speeds with the 225 Optimax Pro XS in the mid to low 70’s from the factory. The installed engine is a 2016 model but it has not been used (0.3 hours confirmed; you will need to perform standard break-in) The tackle compartments allow for personal preference, with up to four compartments that can store rods and others that contain tackle box organizers. It even has a removable tub compartment under the back deck that can be used as a “trash can” for bottles, line, damaged lures, etc for easy removal at the end of the day, and to provide even more access to the massive battery compartment if pumps or hoses need attention. Based on the hull depth and shape, I have no doubt that this boat will excel in rough water situations. The boat was photographed without the trolling batteries installed; they will be installed and fully charged before you take possession. The boat was completed on 9/20/17 and I took possession of it on 10/1/17. It has remained under a shed and dust cover ever since, never touching water. It’s an incredible rig that I badly want to keep, but my partner’s family and mine would benefit from the money more than a bigger boat at this time. “Average” NADA value for a used 2017 model boat equivalent to this one is over $56,000; this one is a 2018 model, spotless, and straight from the factory ready to fish so the listed price is firm.

Contact me at 903 826 3742 if you are interested or have any questions.

The boat is located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.


- Scott

Photos are below; many, many more can be seen here:

Video walk-through can been seen here:

Edited by Outdoordude (11/21/17 02:29 PM)
Edit Reason: Updated confirmed hours

#12508612 - 11/18/17 07:04 PM Re: **BRAND NEW** 2018 BassCat Caracal w/ 225 Mercury Optimax Pro XS for Sale $55,000 [Re: Outdoordude]
James P. Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/14/08
Posts: 1249
Loc: dallas tx
Good looking Boat shouldn’t last long. Congrats on winning it.

#12508940 - 11/19/17 03:29 AM Re: **BRAND NEW** 2018 BassCat Caracal w/ 225 Mercury Optimax Pro XS for Sale $55,000 [Re: Outdoordude]
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Registered: 03/03/11
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Loc: Ray Roberts


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