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If the high cost of factory-built flats boats is crimping your fishing style, then this is your boat. You'll get a flats boat exactly the way you want it at a fraction of the cost and will rival production boats in many ways. For example, this Skiff weighs hundreds of pounds less than typical fiberglass boats. Which means less draft, better access to skinny waters, easier poling, higher speeds with less power, more range, and better economy. While max-rated at 175 HP per the USCG method, most will find lower-rated motors more than ample. For example, a 75 will put you in the 40's, while a 100 HP (plus or minus a bit) can get you into the 50's depending on load.
Regardless of power, this boat pops on plane in an instant without noise-inducing lift strakes. The vee-hull features a 25-degree chop-deflecting bow entry decreasing to a 5-degree transom dihedral for superior stability at rest or underway with minimal drag.
Because our construction requires less flotation volume than glass boats (wood floats!), you get more volume for compartment capabilities. So there's plenty of space for anchors, batteries, coolers, dry storage, live wells, fish/crustacean wells, tackle, and more. And you can stow several 10' rods below the 14" wide gunnel decks.