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Going Skinny

January 1st, 2017

Four small skiffs for fishing Texas marshes and backwaters

east cape caimen2 Going Skinny

east cape caimen Going Skinny

EAST CAPE CAIMEN

A little skiff with attitude. This boat is the perfect blend of beauty and function.  It can comfortably cross open bays and pole after tailing reds. It is one of the  most versatile boats in East Cape’s lineup. The Caimen is synonymous with simplicity.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Length: 17’ 10”
  • Beam: 61.5”
  • Draft: 4”- 7” (Fully Rigged w/Two Anglers & Gear )
  • Recommended HP: 25-70

407.658.7933 | www.eastcapeskiffs.com

HELL’S BAY PROFESSIONAL

The Hell’s Bay Professional is a very versatile boat for fishing a wide variety of conditions. This skiff is the perfect blend of shallow water draft, dry comfortable ride and stability. The length to width ratio of the Professional allows for easy poling, responsive turning, and has the ability to handle a variety of water conditions. If stalking the shallow flats or fishing the backcountry is what you are after, then the Professional should be your skiff of choice.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Length: 17’ 8”
  • Beam: 70”
  • Weight: 550 lbs
  • Draft: 4.5” (with engine/fuel)
  • Recommended HP: 60 – 90

321.383.8223 | www.hellsbayboatworks.com

SABINE SKIFFS VERSATILE

When Brian S. Little designed his first aluminum poling skiff he had one main design feature he wanted to accomplish; NO hull slap. Hull slap is created by waves hitting the boat at a less than desirable angle. The Versatile is designed and built to counteract the waves that cause fish spooking hull slap.

The Versatile is also designed to pole straight and allows the guide to spin the boat easily when needed. This shallow draft skiff, with a zero dead rise hull, offers a deck layout with storage for six 9’ 6” fly rods and walk-around gunnels you can actually walk around.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Length: 17’ 6”
  • Beam: 78”
  • Recommended HP: 30 – 50

281-380-7304 | sales@ultralightboatworks.com | www.sabineskiffs.com

SHALLOW SPORT 15 CLASSIC

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Length: 15’
  • Beam: 86”
  • Dry Weight 650 lbs
  • Draft (rest): 6”
  • Draft (on plane): 3”
  • Fuel Capacity: 20 Gal.
  • Recommended HP: 90
  • Max Capacity: 3

POWER

956-233-9489 | www.shallowsportboats.com

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Boat Preview: The All New Hell’s Bay Boatworks “Estero”

October 20th, 2016

DSC 0174 Boat Preview: The All New Hells Bay Boatworks Estero

The all new “Estero” from Hell’s Bay Boatworks. Photos by Kelly Groce

The first Hell’s Bay boat designed around inshore and near-shore fishing, the Estero™, combines the classic features of a Hell’s Bay skiff with the capability to handle the big waters of the coast. Designed for performance and fishability, this Bay Boat offers a smooth dry ride, a silent hull, plenty of storage, and all the elements the Hell’s Bay skiffs feature. At a full 24 feet, 10 inches in length with a 8′ 6″ beam this boat can handle up to a 400 hp engine. While stable and fast, the Estero™ only draws 13″-15″ inches of water on the flats. After two years of development, Hell’s Bay Boatworks has produced a top of the line Bay Boat that any hardcore fishermen or weekend angler would love.

Standard Specifications

  • DSC 0172 Boat Preview: The All New Hells Bay Boatworks EsteroWeight – 3100 lbs.
  • Draft – 13″ with engine & fuel
  • Length – 24′ 10″
  • Beam – 8′ 6″”
  • Recommended Power – 300hp Standard (400 hp Max) – Single Engine

Engine

    • Stainless steel prop
    • 80 gallon aluminum baffled gas tank
    • 200 hp – 400 hp motor (Single)
    • Jackplate

dsc_0179Steering & Handling

    • Hydraulic steering

Quality Finish & Construction

    • Vinyl ester resin 100%
    • Vacuum-bagged Core Cell™ construction throughout entire structure
    • Heavy duty rub rail
    • Spray rails incorporated in hull

dsc_0181Fishing Features

    • Lean post w/ tackle station – 105 Yeti cooler on slide – 4 rod holders – 2 cup holders
    • 4 In-gunnel rod holders
    • Silent hull design

Livewells & Pumps

    • 130 gallon in-floor fishbox w/ macerator pump

dsc_0171Cockpit & Storage

    • Quiet & dry hatches with rubber gaskets
    • Gas Shocks
    • Conventional & fly rod storage in front hatches
    • Anchor locker – front deck

Saftey & Convenience

    • Cockpit lights
    • dsc_0178Custom aluminum dual axle trailer w/brakes, spare tire, LED lights
    • Rear seat cusions w/ integrated backrest
    • Locker lights
    • (6) Flush mount cleats

Electric

  • Running lights/Livorsi LED
  • Optima ultra high performance battery
  • Battery management system