Release Boats – Fishability meets Function.

Published August 4th, 2016 by Bernardo

Release Boats incorporates fish ability and function into an attractive package. They have listened to their customer's dreams and desires of what they expect from a fishing boat and turned them into a reality. Their seasoned craftsmen create designs that are not only functional and appealing, but will endure over time with repeated use. When it comes to South Florida, Nautical Ventures is your Release boat dealer for Palm Beach. Here’s what we like about the 196 RX & 196 RXP models: 


Standard Equipment: 

General - All hand-laid, wood-free, composite construction / One-piece fiberglass stringer system / Level flotation w/ foam filled hull and stringers / Meets or exceeds all USCG, ABYC& NMMA standards / Bilge pump w/ automatic float switch / Livewell aerator pump w/ raw water pickup / All stainless steel thru-hull fittings (brass for L/W pickup) / Welded aluminum fuel tank / Heavy duty vinyl rubrail / Dual battery selector switch.


Hull & Deck - Self-bailing cockpit / Bow casting deck w/ insulated storage / Anchor locker access hatch / 4 stainless steel cleats / 4 stainless steel rod holders / Stainless steel bow and stern eyes / Port and starboard aft jump seats w/ cushions, backrests and safety rails / Low profile, 2-piece bow rail / 1-piece tail rail on RXP model.


Console & Helm - Cooler seat w/ 2-way backrest / Hydraulic steering / Yamaha analog gauges / Yamaha controls & aluminum propeller / Gauge & switch panel w/ circuit breakers / Plexiglas windshield w/ handrail / Head compartment & console storage / Dual stainless steel drink holders.




Length Overall 19' 6" | 5.44 m (RXP 20' 2" | 6.15 m)

Beam 8' 3" | 2.51 m

Hull Draft, motor up 14" | 0.36 m

Hull Draft, motor down 31" | 0.79 m

Approx Dry Wt w Yamaha F115XB 2,500 lbs | 1,137 kg

Fuel Capacity 60 U.S gals | 227 L

Max. Horsepower 150 hp | 

Deadrise at Transom 18 deg



Optional Equipment - Colored gelcoat hull / Upgraded upholstery / Swim platform w/ telescoping ladder / Leaning post / Larger console w/ step-down head compartment / Porta potty / T-Top / In-dash stereo w/ 2 console mounted speakers / Bow cushion / Pull-up cleats / Trim tabs.


Release Boats has been family owned and operated since 1977 and building custom boats with pride - one at a time. This has enabled them to maintain the fine quality that Release Boats are known. Their high customer satisfaction is the reason it is nearly impossible to find a used Release Boat for sale. Just ask anyone who owns a Release Boat and you will see why they call Release owners their best sales people. Nautical Ventures is your official Release Boats headquarters for South Florida. We’ve been helping boaters in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach stay on the water with trouble-free enjoyment for over 30 years.



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