This boat has been built to withstand the abuse thrown at it by the Bahamian commercial fisherman. Foamed and self bailing, this boat has been designed with hull strength and integrity in mind, however it is not dependant on the below deck foam for structural integrity. The stringers and deck are made of high density PVC foam sandwich completely encapsulated in a high strength fiberglass lamination schedule The lamination schedule of this boat allows for multiple overlaps of material across the keel line, as well as the lift and outer chines. This overkill of material does make the 17' Freeport Skiff heavier than the average boat in this size range, however the added weight and hull rigidity make for a superior ride and general hull stability in rough sea conditions. An excellent boat for bays, inland waters, and coastal cruising. These boats are often used in The Bahamas for fishing up to 50 miles from port on the shallow banks for lobster, as well as the deep water for tuna.
L.O.A. - 17' 4"
Beam - 7'
Draft - 18"
Transom Deadrise
- 21 degrees
Fuel capacity
- 63 gallons - below deck, fiberglass tank
Dry hull weight
- 1,400 Lbs.
Maximum recommended horsepower - 140
Self bailing / Unsinkable
Leaning post
10 year hull warranty
- recreational
5 year hull warranty
- commercial