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Crafted with cold-molded technology and designed with the traditional Carolina flare and sharp entry into the water, our Carolina-style custom fishing boats combine aesthetics and efficiency.

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18′ Old Florida Style Tournament Edition Custom Flats Boat

Custom flats boats

A low-profile, easy-poling flats boat that can actually handle a chop. 

For this boat, I’ve again used my well-proven 17.5 tunnel hull, yet stretched 6″ to an 18-footer. This hull design, which runs in less than 10 inches, remains extremely dry because of its aggressive spray rails and retains a comfortable ride because of its 30 degree deadrise at the entry. The hull is very stable to pole and fish because of its extra beam.

This Tournament Edition Flats Boat is outfitted with all the options, including:

– LED running lights and under-gunnel lights
– Anchor hatch and storage in the bow deck
– Varnished teak bow rail/fly line retainer
– Custom actuated console with built in live well, rod holders and fuel fill
– Under gunnel fly rod storage and drink
-Large storage compartment and accesses under the bench seat
– Back rest
– Custom poling platform
– Recessed push pole holder and cleats
– Hydraulic jackplate
– Insulated fish/drink boxes
– 70 hp 4-stroke Yamaha

Note: This is not a production boats. Each boat is hand-crafted to the owner’s specifications.


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A clean and well-laid-out cockpit

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The 18′ Tournament Edition Flats Boat on its way to Palm Beach.

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Extra beam provides stability for fishing and poling.

Designed for fly fishing and light tackle with no snags

Designed for fly fishing and light tackle with no snags

 

Specifications:

Base Hull Specs:

  • LOA: 18′
  • Beam: 6′, 9″
  • Draft: 7-8″ depending upon power and load

  • Tunnel for shallow-water running
  • Cold-molded unibody construction
  • 1208 bi-axle fiberglass inside and out
  • All West System epoxy
  • 14″-wide washboards and large casting deck
  • Self-bailing deck
  • Nonskid deck and washboards
  • Custom console (high or low profile) with toe kick and fuel storage
  • Stainless or rubber rub rail
  • Recommended power range: 40 – 90 hp

Options:

  • Poling platform
  • Live-well
  • Anchor hatch
  • Rod tubes
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Hydraulic jack plate
  • Teak toe rail
  • Teak steering pod
  • Actuated console
  • Cushions, covers, etc.
  • Custom Ameritrail trailer