Self Bailing Flow Through Deck – The Barracuda 188 features an Innovative Flow-Through Deck that gives it the best Water Runoff Performance than any other conventional transom boat of any size. Rather than requiring deck water to drain through small tubes, which often clog with scales, leaves, or other debris, Barracuda’s unique deck design allows the water to flow underneath an integral One-Way Deck Scupper that allows thousands of gallons to be evacuated in literally seconds. Other boat designs rely on small drain tubes that often take several minutes to drain – similar to draining a bathtub, which puts the boat in peril and reduces performance to get out of a sticky situation. In a Barracuda 188 however, completely swamping the deck will require only seconds to fully bail, instead of minutes; giving you time to maneuver and get out of trouble.
The Deepest Seating in the Industry – The Barracuda 188 features an extremely deep bow flare, which not only makes the hull butter soft and bone dry, but it also allows for the deepest freeboard and seating in the industry. In fact, the Bow Seating of the 188 CCR is deeper than most 22 to 24 foot Center Consoles AND Deckboats! One look at the depth of the bow backrests, or the cooler seat in front of the console will show you that occupants are safely seated INSIDE the boat, rather than riding on top of it. Additionally, the aft seat backrests extend up over 24” to keep kids and adults deeply seated, with full back support, to remain safely seated inside the boat.