It's been 30 years since we unleashed the first Stinger bass boat. Every year since we have taken it further. It sits quietly, patiently, like it's stalking prey. Suddenly, you unleash it from the dock and awaken its unprecedented 90 horses - the most powerful bass boat in its class. It's time to roar fearlessly. Introducing the Stinger 178. Prepare to get stung.
LOWE STINGER 178
|Livewells||2 Livewells||1 Livewells||2 Livewells|
|Rod Locker w/ Tubes||5 Rod Tubes||No Tubes||No Tubes|
|Trolling Motor||Motorguide® X3 45lb / 45"||Minn Kota® Edge 45lb / 45"||Motorguide® X3 45lb / 45"|
|Recessed Trolling Motor Control||Yes||No||Yes|
|Fiberglass Console w/ Storage||Yes||No||No|
|Fish Locator||Lowrance® Hook-3x at console||Lowrance® Elite 3X at console||Lowrance® Elite 3X at console|
|Phone Holder and USB Port||Yes||No||No|
|Lit Toggle Switches||Yes||No||No|
|Pedestal Switches||2 Seats||1 Seat||2 Seats|
|Seat Bases||3 Bow, 1 Aft||3 Bow, 1 Aft||1 Bow, Aft|
|Optional Pro Packages||(4) Kirkland Pro Package Options||No||(1) Special Edition Package|
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Your fish. Your deck. Size matters. The ST178 has the largest, widest deck available for an aluminum 17'8" mod-v bass boat. Fact.
Bow or aft, there is plenty of fish fighting space on this deck.
Be informed, not overwhelmed. The ST178's perfectly placed gauges and features give you a clear view of the cockpit and instant access to your fishfinder, mobile phone and controls. This aggressively-designed fiberglass console with tinted windshield will fit you like a glove while keeping you dialed into your boat's performance. Finished with a impressive metal-flake surface, chrome accented steering wheel, and large front-access storage compartment.
Face it. Even active fishermen know there's a lot of sitting on the lake. From comfort to usability to durability, there's a lot to get right in a boat seat, and a lot you could get wrong. If the seats aren't comfortable or up to the wear and tear, the boat probably isn't either.
If you are looking for a rock-solid, all-welded bass boat with a complete list of tournament-grade fishing features, then the ST178 was built just for you. But don't take our word for it - compare the ST178 against any other bass boat on the market. Lowrance® fishfinder, MotorGuide® trolling motor with recessed controller, bigger livewells, lockable rod locker with rod tubes, premium pedestal fishing seats, and strategically designed storage spaces. Feature for feature, ST178 gives you the pro-style.
On other boats, wood may be swaddled in fiberglass that keeps most of the lake out, but we all know spray, splashes and rain work their way down deep inside, eventually causing rot, flex and a springy deck... right about when the warranty runs out. Not the ST178. It's all aluminum and built for the long haul.
Less weight and high displacement mean Mercury's latest 90 FourStroke generates abundant torque and immediate power. Because it doesn't have to work as hard as heavier engines or those with lower displacement, this engine makes the ST178 plane faster, accelerate better and provide optimal fuel efficiency at cruising speed.
A step ahead of traditional steel propellers. This optional prop is faster, stronger, even more responsive.
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