17 BT Strike

BT Strike is the boat that shallow water anglers have been dreaming about for decades. The best features of every Beavertail skiff that has ever been built have been brought together in the this 17’6″ hull.

This third generation Beavertail was designed for the owners of the original skiffs who loved their ultra-shallow performance but also wanted more speed, better storage, and an even drier ride. With the 550lb BT Strike, they got their wish. Rated for up to 90 horsepower, this boat can race across the skinniest flats thanks to its unique, semi-tunnel hull. The huge flared bow, inspired by Carolina sport fishing yachts, is a carryover from its BT3/BTV cousins, and makes the BT Strike the driest technical poling skiff on the market today.

There was also a demand to produce a boat that fits and can be stored inside a garage. With an optional break away tongue on the trailer, the BT Strike does just that measuring in at an overall length of 19’5″ and it can also be towed to the ramp by almost any vehicle.

Like all of Beavertail Skiffs, each BT Strike is custom built for its owner and their style of fishing. Its spacious cockpit is rigged standard with a side console or a center console is optional. The BT Strike is also available tiller driven.

Best of all, you can own all of this quality and performance at a price that no competitor can match.

When the middle of nowhere is your destination, the BT Strike is ready to take you there.

   Specifications Configurations



Gross Weight


*measured w/60hp engine, fuel & 2 anglers



20 Gal

550 lbs.

60 – 90 hp

Side, Center Console or Tiller

Features set the bar high

  • Forward and Aft large storage compartments
  • 20Gal aluminum fuel tank
  • All hatches have deep gutters, lipped and fitted with gasket
  • Flush mounted highest grade SS hardware through out
  • Compact side console to maximize cockpit space
  • 10Gal Insulated Crabwell / Baitwell in aft section
  • Hydraulic steering standard for smooth operation
  • Trim tabs & 4″ set back jackplate standard
  • 15” gunnels create a very stable platform
  • Easy clean non skid throughout
  • Rod racks with fly rod tubes up to 10’ – 4 rods per side
  • Anodised poling platform designed and built in house

 Full pricing list is available upon request – contact us today!