Lake / River

188 Rebel


The tale of the tape tells it all: the Weldcraft 188 Rebel is a diehard sport utility fishing boat. No more chasing down fishing reports from questionable sources; you and your friends will be providing them. The Rebel’s generous 20′ 8” length is ideal for nearly every fishing application. With 34” sides, 72” bottom width, reverse chine bottom, 14° transom deadrise and 30° bow deadrise, your ride stays smooth, stable and dry. The Outboard bracket and full-width transom make this hardcore fishing boat seaworthy, spacious and secure. And thanks to a 42-gallon fuel capacity and the economical ride, you aren’t limited to short trips — so now, longer excursions are fathomable. The Rebel’s features list adds to the allure, with a full top and storage bench seats as standard equipment. Wherever your fishing takes you, do it with a boat that’s remarkably affordable and completely capable.

Extended Bottom.

The 188 Rebel features Weldcraft’s innovative bottom extension and motor bracket. Unlike competitors’ “pod” attachments, Weldcraft extends the bottom hull sheet past the transom to create the industry’s strongest motor support. This design delivers the most efficient flow of water to the prop and reduces the chance of cavitation in tight turns.

Weekends will never be the same.

Take full advantage of your weekends and summer vacations. If you’ve never tried boat-in camping, your family is in for a treat. There are countless lakes and rivers where fun in the sun and complete solitude are easy to find. Your state’s Parks and Recreation Department is a great place to start making life more fun.


(including bracket)
6.33m /20′ 8″
Beam 2.34 m / 92″
Bottom 1.83m x 4.83mm / 72″ x .190″ (5052)
Side 86.4 cm x 2.54mm / 34″ x .100″ (5052)
Dry Weight 803 kg / 1770 lbs
Fuel 159L / 42 USG diurnal fuel system
Transom 63.5 cm / 25″
Max HP Rating 112kw /150 HP
Maximum Capacities 6 persons or 990lb, 450kg
1700lb, 771 kg with motor, persons, gear


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Hull Features
  • 3 piece welded, walkthrough windshield w/ grab handles
  • Single engine outboard bracket w/ integral bottom sheet & swim platform
  • Extruded chine, toe rail, & keel strip
  • Reverse chine bottom design
  • Welded self bailing recess bow w/ diamond tread plate
  • Outback bracket w/ full width diamond tread swim platform
  • Bow storage
  • Port console w/ storage
  • Transducer bracket
  • Side storage trays
  • Welded double bow eye
  • 2 – welded stern eyes
  • 5 – 8″ welded cleats
  • Pressure tested sub-floor fuel cell – diurnal system compliant
  • Sound deadening foam package
  • 3″ polished stern rails
Exterior Features
  • Choice of 3 standard granite colored paint
  • Vinyl side graphics
Rigging Options
  • Navigation and anchor lights
  • Fuel gauge, USB port & power point
  • Stainless steel marine horn
  • Bilge pump
  • Fuel/water separator
  • Single Battery Switch only (No Battery)
Interior Features
  • Marine grade plywood floors
  • Marine grade vinyl floor covering
  • Standard folding seats on pedestals and locking seat swivels
  • 26″ Rear bench seats on storage boxes
  • Heavy duty fold down top w/side curtains & backdrop
  • Heavy duty rotary steering
  • Granite colored painted side walls and side storage trays
  • Choice of gray or tan interior package
  • Stainless steel cup holders
  • Side rod racks
Recommended Trailer
  • EZ Loader Trailer: EZB 17-20 3100 H1X
  • Gateway Trailer: GTT 35/17-29
Available Options
  • Bottom upgrade
  • Bow box upgrade
  • Outboard pre-rig
  • Hang, rig, & run
  • Gauge package
  • Outboard steering
  • Zinc anodes
  • Bow seat
  • Wiper option
  • Paint upgrade
  • Windshield option
  • Convertible top boot
  • Stern cover
  • Front seat upgrade
  • Auxiliary fuel line w/ quick-connect
  • Swim step w/ 2 step folding ladder & grab handle
  • Bow livewell
  • Bow electric plug-in
  • AM/FM CD stereo
  • Wash-down system
  • Polished bow chock
  • Dierks anchor roller w/ jamb cleat
  • Courtesy lights
  • Auto bilge float switch
  • Locking glove box door
  • Dual battery system

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