185 OB Class Overview


Our eighteen foot (5.49m) Rae Line 185 EX Series bowrider provides more features, more options, more quality and more style than any other boat in its class. What does that mean for you... more fun!

The story about small bowriders solely being lake boats was proved a myth by our 185. This boat has a deep 19 degree 'V' hull and with four planing strakes and super wide chines, the hull provides a stable platform in any condition, while also easily being able to cut through harsh conditions.

With engine choices and performance options to suit any budget, the 185 can go from being an entry level boat, right through to a high performance Ferrari on water!

Head for open water with confidence, chase the fish, pull a wakeboarder or just tie up at the quiet picnic spot. For the enjoyment of the whole family, the Rae Line 185 EX Series is by far the most versatile outboard boat you will find!



1. With Rae Line you get so many extra detailed features … the superbly styled curved and tinted windscreen is fabricated from safety glass to withstand anything a hard day on the water brings.

2. When the skiing’s done for the day, you can stow all the gear properly and safely (no more tripping over skis on the cockpit floor!) The full underfloor ski storage is fibreglass moulded for strength and incorporates a unique draining system — the ultimate in ‘stow and forget’!

3. There’s so much grunt in the high-efficiency 150hp Mercury 2-stroke outboard with oil injection, driving the stainless steel prop, that the skiers or wakeboarders will always be kept happy.

4. Rae Line designs its boats to withstand the rigours of marine activity for years and years. Throughout the 185 EX Series, you’ll find many extra touches; all carpeting and vinyls, for instance, are of marine grade — there are no shortcuts in Rae Line quality. Same goes for electrical connections, all our connections are heat shrinked to ensure no water or moisture forms inside the connections causing corrosion and premature failure of electrical components.

5. There’s plenty of room for everyone in the 185 EX Series. A full-width rear bench seat on a fibreglass base with fully upholstered squabs and backrest incorporates plenty of under-seat storage, soft-touch grab handles … and the cup-holders are within easy reach!

185 OB Class Features


Hull & Deck Features
-Your choice of Red, Blue or Black hull colour to go with artic white gel coat
-High performance resin
-Brass-threaded garboard drain plug
-Two tone gel coat
-Graphics package
-Integral swim platform
-Stainless steel three step ladder
-Ladder grab handle
-Navigation lights
-PVC rub rail w/colour coordinated vinyl insert
-Removable stern light
-Stainless steel bow and stern eyes
-Four stainless steel thru-bolted cleats
-Basic foam floatation providing positive bouyancy
-Fairlead and bollard
-Meets applicable USCG, ABYC & CE standards


Cockpit Features
-Colour coordinated soft touch glove box
-Four beverage holders
-Cockpit side panel storage
-Platinum steering wheel
-Colour coordinated soft touch dash w/visor
-Five grab handles
-Full ski locker
-Integral armrests
-Integral fibreglass floor liner
-Marine grade carpet, gunmetal
-Marine grade vinyl, platinum / flax - or - platinum / liquid silver


Seating Plan
-Aft jump seats w/fibreglass base (forms sun pad)
-Moulded bow rider seating w/under seat storage
-Port back-to-back lounger seat
-Starboard bucket seat

Windshield & Canvas
-Custom three piece tempered/tinted curved glass w/walk-thru
-Custom bow tonneau cover w/walk-thru


Standard Engine
-Mercury 150hp EFI 2-Stroke
-Stainless steel propeller


-Automatic bilge pump
-Battery box
-Colour coded wiring system
-Custom backlit instrumentation w/low glare night lighting
-Fuel Gauge
-Engine Alarm (engine oil, drive oil and water)
-Fuel Tank 83.3L
-USCG-type A-1 fuel lines
-Seastar hydraulic steering
-Power tilt and trim
-Rocker switches
-Shift and throttle lever w/trim switch and ignition cut-out switch

185 OB Class Specifications


Standard Boat Specifications


Overall Length

18' 0"  5.49m
Beam  7' 6"  2.29m
Draft (Outboard Down)  30"  76cm
Draft (Outboard Up)  12"  30.5cm           
Dry Weight  8,150lbs            839kg
Fuel Capacity  26gal  99L
Dead Rise  19° 19° 

Standard Boat Performance


For performance figures and fuel usage data on this model, please contact your Rae Line dealer, or get in touch with us!

185 OB Class Options


Factory Options


Engine Upgrade Options
-Mercury 150hp 4-Stroke
-Mercury 200hp EFI 2-Stroke

Basic Options

-Non-skid floor
-Snap-in carpet
-Stainless steel custom ski pole
-Cockpit Table
-Side panel rod racks w/ footstep
-Stainless steel deck mounted rod holders (2)
-Stainless steel side vents w/ mesh
Upgrade - Stainless steel cup holders & grab handles
Upgrade - PVC rub rail w/ stainless steel insert


Seat & Upholstery Options
-Starboard back-to-back seat
-Port bucket seat
-Liquid silver / platinum vinyl
-Carbon / platinum vinyl
-Sport nickle / white / carbon premium vinyl & seats
-Sport liquid silver / white premium vinyl & seats
Upgrade - Upholstered dash & glovebox w/ top stitching


 Canvas Options
-Cockpit cover w/ aft bungee cords
-Convertible top (canopy)
-Bimini top w/ boot

Electrical, Stereo & Graphics Options
-Indirect cockpit lighting
-Dash mounted 12V receptacle (a.k.a cigarette lighter)
-Single battery switch
-Dual battery setup w/ isolation switch (batteries not supplied by Rae Line)
Upgrade - CTEK battery indicator panel w/ charging port
Upgrade - CTEK battery charger to go w/ indicator
-12V Sony AM/FM glovebox mounted CD stereo w/ two marine speakers
Upgrade - Fusion MS-RA50 dash mounted stereo w/ two marine speakers
Upgrade - Fusion MS-RA200 dash mounted stereo w/ four marine speakers
Upgrade - Fusion MS-CD600 glovebox mounted CD Stereo w/ four marine speakers
Upgrade - Fusion MS-IP700 glovebox mounted iPod Stereo w/ four marine speakers & remote control
-Graphic decal set


For a price list on our options or for more details, please contact your Rae Line dealer or get in touch with us!


Some equipment shown in photos may be optional. Options and colours shown may not be available. Please contact your authorised Rae Line dealer for confirmation of all equipment prior to purchase. Options and features are subject to change without notice or obligation.

 notice or obligation.

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