The MAKO Difference
Run with the SharkLike their legendary predecessors, today’s MAKO® boats ride the leading edge of marine design and technology. MAKO owners wouldn’t be satisfied with anything less!
To produce the new boats, MAKO turned to a comprehensive program of product development with state-of-the-art materials, feedback reports and real-world testing to create a lineup worthy of carrying the Shark logo. The focus on research and development was more aggressive than ever before! And the new line of MAKO boats reflects that in quality, ride and fishability!
The best ride by designA critical component of any performance fishing boat is the ride. In smooth and rough conditions, anglers want to know their boat is going to provide a smooth, stable, dry and safe ride.
On the offshore models, this is accomplished with the aggressive MAKO Deep V hull design. These chop-taming hulls use strategically placed strakes that raise the hull higher out of the water at speed. The result is higher speeds, more fuel efficiency and better handling while cruising, but also improved maneuverability at slower speeds. The Deep V hull and wide chines also contributes to a dry, comfortable ride and great stability at rest, as well as the necessary buoyancy to handle today’s high-horsepower outboards.
On the 18 LTS, the amazing ride can be attributed to the Rapid Planing System transom. This award-winning stepped hull design results in faster holeshots (with little to no bow rise), better handling and higher overall top speeds. Plus, it allows the boat to perform in extreme shallows! And all with lower horsepower engines.
And then there are the Pro Skiff models with the MAKO-exclusive Advanced Inverted V (AIV) hulls! This new and innovative design allows for better load carrying abilities, impressive performance and a dry, smooth, chop-taming ride with less horsepower in rougher conditions!
Stronger than they need to beFrom the initial design onward, every boat is crafted with the industry’s finest materials, processes and components. No shortcuts are taken. No corners are cut. That’s why we use application-specific materials in all key structural areas. Plus, at every point through the process, our quality control specialists inspect the boat to ensure excellence the entire way.
Whether you use yours for racing offshore, fishing wind-swept bays or even prowling inshore fisheries, rest easy knowing your boat is ready to handle whatever you, and Mother Nature, can and will throw at it.