2018 Northwest Boats 218 Lightning Outboard

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Northwest Boats
218 Lightning Outboard




Experience performance so singular, so impressive, you're propelled to exhilarating new levels of nautical prowess. Our 218 and 228 Lightning Outboard Series adds chop-taming length to a ride-enhancing, deep vee bottom that handles predictably and confidently under the most challenging conditions. Recognizable from stem to stern are the trademark Northwest Boats construction, roomy interior space, seaworthiness, panache and detail. Designed expressly for the most adventurous and discerning boaters, the Lightning Outboard is built to take an extraordinary watery beating—leaving you free and easy to enjoy the fun.

  • Length: 23 ft. 3 in.
  • Bottom Width: 78 in.
  • Beam Width: 96 in.
  • Side Height: 34 in.
  • Bottom Gauge: .190 in.
  • Transom Gauge: .190 in.
  • Gas Tank: 62 gal.
  • Hull Weight: 2662 lb.
  • Deadrise Bow: 28 deg.
  • Deadrise Transom: 18 deg.
Hull Features
  • All welded 4 piece aluminum hull
  • One piece sides w/ bead roll
  • Extruded chine, toe rail & formed keel strip
  • 5 piece welded windshield w/ grab handles & EZ arch step through door
  • Recessed self bailing diamond tread bow
  • 3" bow and wrapped stern rails
  • Passenger console tray w/ grab rail
  • Pressure tested subfloor fuel cell - diurnal system compliant
  • Full length side trays
  • Sound deadening foam package
  • Welded double bow eye
  • 2 welded stern eyes
  • 5 - 8" welded cleats
  • Transom w/ fish box & locking rigging compartment doors
  • Full engine sea drive pod with swim step
  • Weld on trolling motor bracket
  • Transducer bracket on starboard side
Exterior Features
  • Choice of standard paint colors
  • Color matched custom striping w/ logo
  • Diamond plate entrances
Rigging Features
  • Driver & passenger windshield wiper
  • Anti-feedback steering
  • Custom full gauge instrumentation package w/12 volt outlet, speedometer, tachometer, volt meter, fuel gauge, stereo cut out & USB port
  • Navigation & anchor lights
  • Stainless steel marine horn
  • Fuel / water separator
  • 1250 gph bilge pump
  • Dual batteries with isolator switch
  • Quick disconnect fuel fittings
Interior Features
  • Premium folding top w/ side curtains & back drop
  • Deluxe captains seats w/ arm rests & HD adjustable pedestal bases
  • 35" sleeper bench seats on storage boxes
  • Bow storage access panel
  • Sub floor storage
  • Vinyl covered marine grade plywood floors
  • Cup holders
  • Gunwale rod racks
Available Options
  • Hydraulic steering upgrade
  • Pre-rig
  • AM /FM CD stereo
  • Bow fish box
  • Removable transom ski pole
  • Transom sport seating
  • Driver & passenger seat upgrades
  • Wash down pump
  • Bow mount trolling motor wiring
  • Hang, rig & run
  • Folding ladder and grab handle
Some photos show models with dealer added options. Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) not always visible in photos. Models, specifications, features, and options are subject to change without notice as Northwest Boats seeks product improvements. Please check with your local Northwest Boats dealer for the latest information about all of the features and options available for your Northwest Boat.



Length Overall
23 ft. 3 in.
96 in.
Dry Weight
2662 lb.
Fuel Capacity
62 gal.

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