186 OB Class Overview


Based on our 186 stern drive, which won the 2011 Trailer Boat Magazine Family Boat of the Year, we have redeveloped the 186 to offer you all the benefits of outboard power, while still keeping all the best features the 186 is known for. The 186 Outboard features the same amazingly spacious cabin with full head height and comfortable back rests, just add the optional infill cushions and you have a great setup for overnighting. Better fuel economy, more fuel capacity, more seating space and storage space makes the 186 Outboard that much better at getting you that ultimate boating experience!

Best in class comfort, with full wrap-around bolsters. The bench seating across the back allows seating for four while also turning the cockpit into a great social space. With the back-to-back seating on the Port side that folds out into a sun lounger, there is no other seating layout like it! The Port & Starboard aft seats remove easily, and leaves you with the most comfortable fishing pods either side of the outboard you will come across.


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1. Take full advantage of outboard power with a better power to weight ratio giving you increased fuel efficiency, better acceleration and a great top end speed. Coupled with a full hydraulic steering system as standard the 186 OB will turn heads with ease as a complete all-round boat with exciting performance. When powered by the renowned Mercury 150hp 4-stroke engine, the 186 OB becomes a real thrill behind the wheel and will take you to speeds over 50mph, while at cruising speeds you can save your petrol pennies by taking advantage of the low fuel consumption rate and find yourself conversing with ease as the super quiet operation leaves you to enjoy your company onboard.

2. 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.

3. Technology plus! They will always know where you are on the Rae Line 186 OB … and you will know where the fish are. Among the many options available on the 186 are the Fishfinder / GPS combo that has it's own designated dash surface, so it can be flush mounted to keep the boat looking clean and stylish... no bracket mounts required on this boat.

4. Extend your day out on the water with the extra fuel capacity available in the 186 OB! The standard roto-molded plastic fuel tank increases the capacity to 100L, giving you the extra range to make sure you reach that spot where you know the fish are!

5. The carbon fibre vinyl wrapped dash adds class that Rae Line's are known for! Not only do you have the full range of instruments — speedo, tachometer, fuel, trim, oil pressure and temperature — but the custom backlit instrumentation with low-glare night lighting ensure you can read them easily and clearly at all times. The dash also includes switches for bilge pump, bilge blower, navigation lights, fish finder and horn.

186 OB Class Features


Hull & Deck Features
-Full hull side two tone gel coat (Your choice of Red, Blue or Black)
-High performance resin
-Brass-threaded garboard drain plug
-Integral swim platform
-Stainless steel three step ladder
-Navigation lights
-PVC rub rail w/ grey vinyl insert
-Removable stern light
-Stainless steel bow and stern eyes
-Four stainless steel thru-bolted cleats
-Foam-filled hull floatation providing positive bouyancy
-Fairlead and bollard
-Bow anchor storage
-Stainless steel split bow rails
-Tinted cabin windows


Cockpit Features 
-Beverage holders
-Cockpit side panel upper and lower storage
-Platinum steering wheel
-Two grab handles
-Ski locker
-Integral fibreglass floor liner
-Marine grade carpet, gunmetal
-Marine grade vinyl, platinum / flax - or - platinum / liquid silver


Seating Plan 
-Moulded aft seating w/ backrests & storage
-Cabin seating w/ backrest and optional infill cushions
-Port back-to-back lounger seat
-Starboard softrider adjustable bucket seat
-Seating for seven adults

-Custom three piece tempered/tinted curved glass w/walk-thru


Standard Engine
-Mercury 150hp 4-Stroke


-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 100L
-USCG-type A-1 fuel lines
-Hydraulic steering
-Rocker switches

186 OB Class Specifications


Standard Boat Specifications


Overall Length

18' 6"  5.70m
Beam  7' 7"  2.30m
Draft  17"  43cm
Dry Weight (no engine)  3,388lbs            1,540kg
Fuel Capacity  26gal  100L
Dead Rise  19°  19° 
Max. Engine Weight  485lbs  220kg

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!

186 OB Class Options


Factory Options

Basic Options

-PVC rub rail w/ stainless steel insert
-Two or four stainless steel deck mounted rod holders
-Cabin infill cushions
-Cockpit table
-Port and starboard footrests
-Additional drink holders
-Fibreglass non-skid liner w/ snap-in carpet
-Stainless steel rocket launcher w/ six rod holders and bimini top
-Molded bowsprit w/ stainless steel fairlead (required for plough type anchors)
-Electric helm operated anchor winch (bowsprit is required for this option)

Stereo Options
- Sony AM/FM cabin mounted CD stereo w/ two marine speakers
- Fusion MS-RA50 dash mounted stereo w/ two marine speakers
- Fusion MS-RA200 dash mounted stereo w/ four marine speakers

Canvas & Upholstery Options
-Cockpit cover
-Convertible top w/ centre clear
-Convertible top aft curtain and side clears package
-Bimini top
-Bimini top clears package
-Privacy Curtain
-Ultraleather cabin backrests (in lieu of standard fabric)
-Gunmetal cabin colour scheme

Seating Options
-Starboard back-to-back seat
-Port bucket seat

Electrical Options
-Dash mounted 12V receptacle (a.k.a cigarette lighter)
-Forward bulkhead reading lights
-Battery switch
-Dual batteries w/ isolation switch

For a price or more details on our options, 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.

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