2023 Smoker Craft Adventurer 188 Pro DC

The Adventurer 188 Pro DC is a tournament-level rig at an affordable price.

The Smoker Craft Adventurer 188 Pro DC is the ultimate multispecies battlewagon, offering freshwater anglers a tournament-level rig at an affordable price.

Smoker Craft Adventurer 188 Pro DC heading out to fish
The Adventurer 188 Pro DC serves up a stable ride to your favorite fishing spot. Courtesy Smoker Craft

This streamlined hull performs well in lake and bay chop to get you to the fish when the weather isn’t cooperating. The tall windshield protects the entire cockpit from wind and spray on the run to the honey hole. The hard chines deflect spray away from the boat and help keep the boat stable at speeds. The key element is the aft V-Pad that generates lift out of the hole and keeps the boat riding at a level attitude on plane. For power, Smoker Craft offers Mercury, Yamaha, Suzuki and Honda outboards from 60 to 175 hp.

Smoker Craft Adventurer 188 Pro DC helm
The tall windshield protects the entire cockpit from wind and spray. Courtesy Smoker Craft

Once you’re ready to wet a line, every-thing aboard the Adventurer 188 Pro DC is designed to help you catch fish. There’s a ton of carpeted stowage fore and aft, including a giant locking rod locker in the bow casting deck that can hold up to 12 rods. Both the bow and stern casting decks have built-in circulating livewells, so bait is never far out of reach. A removable Engel cooler that sits under the port console can also be converted into a third livewell if needed. The port console also features a spacious lockable glove box and a hatch for an additional tackle tray. The bow is also pre-tapped to add a trolling motor.

One of the best features of the Adventurer 188 Pro DC is the Integrated Track System, a groove track built into the gunwale that extends stem to stern, allowing you to mount extra rod holders and other accessories where you want in the boat. It lets you customize your fishing spread every time you head out.  You can set up a trolling spread for muskie or lake trout, or a drift setup for walleye. When you need the decks cleared to cast for bass, simply remove them from the track and stow them away.

Smoker Craft Adventurer 188 Pro DC rod storage
Plentiful rod storage is found throughout. Courtesy Smoker Craft

While Smoker Craft seeks to give anglers every advantage aboard the Adventurer 188 Pro DC, it recognizes that you might use your boat to play too, as the swim step on the starboard transom and removable ski pylon attest. No matter how you use this dual-console, you’ll have fun.

High Points

  • Integrated Track System in the gunwales lets you mount all kinds of accessories, including extra rod holders.
  • Cockpit covered in heavy-grade vinyl that is easy to clean, and also features toe kicks to help you stand closer to the gunwales to fish.
  • Tackle storage abounds, including drawers under the helm console and in the port console.
  • Lockable rod box in the bow platform can fit up to 12 fishing rods.

Pricing and Specs

Price:$52,630 with a Mercury 150 FourStroke
LOA:18’11”
Beam:8’0″
Draft (max):NA
Dry Weight:1,792 lb.
Seat/Weight Capacity:7/900 lb.
Fuel Capacity:38 gal.
Available Power:Mercury, Yamaha, Suzuki and Honda outboards from 60 to 175 hp

Smoker Craft – New Paris, Indiana; 574-831-2103; smokercraft.com

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