Stinger 178

Introducing the aluminum bass boat heavyweight champ - the all-new Stinger 178. It is designed to have best-in-class features that deliver more fish-fighting deck space, more fishing features, and impressive horsepower. The Stinger 178 features a super-wide 94" beam to provide 75 sq. ft. of fish-fighting space. A top-rated 90 horsepower outboard get’s you to the fish fast and can handle higher speeds, greater stresses, and bigger fishing action. A premium fiberglass console with metal flake finish includes a huge storage space for gear and lure trays. Angler centric seats are more usable and comfortable than ever for longer days on the water. Topped with lockable rod storage with tubes, 2 livewells, Lowrance fishfinder and MotorGuide tolling motor, this is the serious tournament-style bass boat designed to knockout the competition.

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Maximum Capacity
4 People
Outboard HP Range
50 - 90
Blue Flame Metallic Black Metallic Red Bright White Metallic Silver

Stinger 178 Specifications

178 Open
178 Closed
Closed Click
Package Length 252" 640.08 cm
Beam 94" 238.76 cm
Package Width 96" 243.84 cm
Approx. Basic Hull Weight 1199 lbs. 543.86 kg
Bottom Width 64" 162.56 cm
Cockpit Depth 23" 58.42 cm
Deadrise 10 deg
Fuel Capacity 19 gallons 71.92 l
Hull Gauge .100" 2.54 mm
Length 17'8" 5.38 m
Max HP Capacity 90 HP 67.11 kw
Max Person Capacity 4
Max Person Weight Capacity 579 lbs. 262.63 kg
Max Weight Capacity 1202 lbs. 545.22 kg
Prop Maximum Horsepower 90 67.11 kw
Prop Minimum Horsepower 50 37.28 kw
Side Depth 24" 60.96 cm
Transom Height 21" 53.34 cm

Stinger 178 Features

Included Features

  • Mooring Cleats - black nylon (4)
  • Switch panel w/tip lit toggle switches
  • Convenient storage in fiberglass console
  • Metal flake fiberglass console w/ tinted windscreen
  • Plug & play Multi Functional instruments: tach, speed, fuel & trim gauge w/ chrome gauge bezels & provision for up to 7" in-dash depth finder
  • USB port
  • Deluxe Chrome Accented Wheel
Drink Holders
  • Cupholders - Black (4)
Fishfinder / Locator
  • Lowrance Hook - 3x FishFinder
Fishing Seats
  • 2 black & gray fold down fishing seats
  • 2 Piece cockpit seats
  • 16 oz. marine carpet
Forward Aerated Livewell
  • Bow aerated livewell w/divider (24 gallon)
Grab Handles
  • Passenger grab handle
Rear Aerated Livewell
  • Stern aerated livewell w/divider (24 gallon)
  • Recirculating Aft Livewell
Rod locker(s)
  • Rod bungee holder
  • Locking Side Rod locker with rod tubes (1) 7' (4) 8'
Storage Compartments
  • Stern battery storage
  • Under seat storage
  • Bow Trim Switch with Tool Holder
  • Aft deck storage boxes (port and stbd)
  • Bow storage compartment (2)
  • Step box with storage compartment
Trolling Motor
  • Recessed trolling motor foot pedal
  • MotorGuide® X3 45FW FB (45"/45#/12V) Trolling Motor - Factory Installed


Accessory Wiring /Trolling Motor Plug
  • 12V accessory wiring to bow
Bilge Pump
  • Bow & Stern Navigation Lights
Lighting (Nav)
  • Bilge pump & aerator pump


Bow & Stern Eyes
  • Stainless steel bow & stern eyes
Decks & Floor
  • Bow fishing deck
  • Bow deck non-skid mat step
  • Stern fishing deck
  • Extruded gunnels w/rub rail insert
Hull Bottom
  • Chine extrusions
  • Rounded, formed in keels (4)
  • Heavy duty extruded one piece keel
  • Extruded Ribs
NMMA Certified
  • Yes
Welded or Riveted
  • All Aluminum (5052 H34)
Limited Warranty

Lowe Boats is respected for taking its warranty obligations to you very seriously. We are also well known for highly dependable and trouble-free products. However should a warranty issue occur, our goal is to make your warranty experience as hassle-free as possible and get you back on the water as quickly as possible.

Lowe will repair or replace any structural defect in material or workmanship in the hull seams reported during original purchaser's ownership.

Lowe will repair or replace a defect in any other part of the hull reported within (10) years of the date of delivery to the original purchaser, following a pro rated schedule.

Lowe will replace or repair any defective seat bases & backs reported within (5) years of the date of delivery to the original purchaser.

Your Lowe dealer can provide complete warranty information for all accessories & components not manufactured by Lowe for (1) year.

See your Lowe dealer or contact the Lowe Customer Service Department for a complete copy of the Lowe Boats Lifetime limited product warranty.

Stinger 178 Options


Rachet Cover-Charcoal-Dealer Installed


Blue Flame

Metallic Black

Metallic Red

Bright White

Metallic Silver


Mercury® 50HP ELPT FourStroke

Mercury® 60HP ELPT FourStroke

Mercury® 75HP ELPT FourStroke

Mercury® 90HP ELPT FourStroke


Lowrance Hook 5X In-Dash Exchange

Delete Standard Fishfinder-Hook 3X

Lowrance Hook 5 Fishfinder (In-Dash) - Factory Installed

Lowrance Hook 7 Fishfinder Console Mount-Exch

Delete Std Trolling Motor-FW45,X3,45"SHFT,12V

MotorGuide® X5 FB Digital (45"/70#/24V) Trolling Motor & 6 ga Harness - Factory Installed

Minn Kota™ Edge 45 (45"/45#/12V) Trolling Motor - Factory Installed

Minn Kota™ Edge 70 (45"/70#/24V) Trolling Motor & 6 ga Harness - Factory Installed

Lowrance Mark 5X Pro Fish Finder (In Dash) - Factory Installed

Lowrance Hook 5 Fishfinder (In Dash) - Factory Installed

Aft Recirculating Livewell w/Timer

MotorGuide® X3 FW (45"/70#/24V) Trolling Motor w/6 ga Harness - Factory Installed

6 ga Trolling Motor Harness Upgrade

Automatic Bilge Pump

Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 Fishfinder (In Dash) - Factory Installed

Furniture & Flooring

(2)Deluxe Centric Pedestal Seats Gray-Upgrade

(3)Deluxe Centric Pedestal Seats Gray-Upgrade

Center Seat-Gray

Pro Pole Fishing Seat (1 each) - Gray/Black

Pedestal Fishing Seat Assembly (1 each) - Gray/Black


Tilt Steering


LED Cockpit Lighting

Drop In Storage Kit

Chrome Raised LOWE Decal

Ladder (Emergency Reboarding)

3-Bank Battery Charger - Factory Installed

2-Bank Battery Charger-Factory Installed

Transom Riser - Dealer Installed

Transducer Bracket - Welded On (1 each)

Transducer Bracket - Welded On (2 each)


Kirkland Pro Package W/MTR GD X3FW70 W/2200-74 AL

Kirkland Pro Package W/MTR GD X3FW70 W/2200DB-74 AL

Kirkland Pro Package W/MTR GD X5FW70 W/2200-74 AL

Kirkland Pro Package W/MTR GD X5FW70 W/2200DB-74 AL


Jensen 2-channel Bluetooth Amp & (2) Speakers







Ratchet tie downs (1 pair)

Spare Tire - Chrome

Spare Tire - Galvanized

Spare Tire - Mag

Recent Custom Builds

2016 Stinger 178

2016 Stinger 178
Premium Options Include:
  • Rachet Cover-Charcoal-Dealer Installed
  • LB-2200-74-SF-ST-S-BLK
2016 Stinger 178
Premium Options Include:
  • Rachet Cover-Charcoal-Dealer Installed
  • LB-2200-74-SF-ST-S-BLK
2016 Stinger 178
Premium Options Include:
  • LB-2200-74-SF-ST-S-BLK
2016 Stinger 178
Premium Options Include:
  • Rachet Cover-Charcoal-Dealer Installed
  • LB-2200-74-SF-ST-S-BLK
  • Ratchet tie downs (1 pair)
  • Wall-to-Wall Award Winning Satisfacition

    Wall-to-Wall Award Winning Satisfaction

    26 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Awards

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