LOA 17' 8"
Beam 72 Inches
Draft 7+ Inches
Power 70-90 HP

When passion is focused in design, and the goal is to hunt the most wary gamefish in the world, it’s time to rethink everything.

When we designed the Elite, we had professional guides and hardcore anglers in mind. And after much research and collaboration with the finest pros in the industry, we delivered a technical skiff which can deliver anglers to the fishing zone, silently stalk trophy fish and stand the test of time. The Beavertail Elite was truly a labor of love and we've poured as much passion into her as the folks that will fish her!

The hull shape of the Elite was designed to track very efficiently, while poling, and to hold it’s position in the wind. It also eliminates hull slap and softens the ride. In addition, the effect of the design is that forward momentum is maximized - the skiff will feel like it’s gliding after you push it, yet has the ability to spin on a dime.

By utilizing the Beavertail Skiff signature Carolina flare style shape and putting small spray lines 3/4 up the sides of the hull, we have achieved a remarkably smooth and dry ride, on the Strike, without using large bulky spray rails. Due to its design we've achieve an incredibly quite hull that is quite possibly the driest riding flat bottom skiff - and is able to cross open water comfortably while still floating in super shallow water.

Designed to be the most versatile fishing skiff on the market, we thought of every detail that would help target trophy fish. From the accessibility of the compartments and rigging, to the large dry storage space, to the height and shape of the console, to the "no-frustration rod racks". We truly considered every detail that discriminating fishermen would seek. Then we went further to include comfort as an important factor in your fishing day. We included “military grade shock mitigation technology” (mitigator) in the seat cushions. The same technology is used in helicopters and Humvees by the military. We thought about the size of the poling platforms and made them larger and more comfortable. Then to top it all off, we thought about the comfort of your live bait and made one of the biggest and best livewells on the market that can be plumbed to meet your requirements.

Since the Elite was designed first and foremost for the professional fishing guide and hardcore angler, we wanted to built a strong skiff that will last and be able to be repaired when the inevitable dings and scratches come along. Our construction starts with the highest quality gelcoat and is backed up with the most advanced coring & carbon kevlar materials. All hulls are infused to create a skiff that is built to the highest standards and able to take on the toughest of conditions.

We poured our heart and soul into designing this skiff!

Specifications

  • LOA

    17' 8"

  • Beam

    72 inches

  • Draft

    7+ inches

  • Power

    70-90 HP

  • Live Well

    30 gallons

  • Fuel Tank

    20 gallons

  • Gross Weight

    600 lbs

Configuration

Center Console

Features

  • Fully-cored, carbon kevlar hull
  • Forward and a large storage compartments
  • All hatches have deep gutters, lipped and fitted with gaskets
  • 20-gallon removable aluminum fuel tank - powder coated
  • Flush-mounted, highest grade stainless steel hardware throughout
  • Ergonomic console with military grade switches
  • 30-gallon insulated live well in a section
  • Upholstery features Mitigator shock-absorbent material
  • Hydraulic steering comes standard for smooth operation
  • Trim tabs & Atlas jackplate
  • 15-inch gunnels create a very stable platform
  • Easy clean, non-skid surfaces throughout
  • No frustration rod racks with fly rod tubes up to 10’ - four rods per side
  • Anodized poling platform designed and built in-house

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Base Price*

$38,000

*Full package details and pricing available upon request.

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You Buy

We've developed a program with our Pro Team Captains where you can spend a ½ day fishing with one of our guides and experience our skiffs first-hand. If you choose to purchase a Beavertail, we'll credit you the full cost of your charter when ordering!

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