Newly designed with the goal of producing the ultimate tournament equipped flats skiff, the Beavertail Lightning is 20 feet of pure speed and shallow water precision. With input from seasoned guides across varied inshore habitats statewide, Beavertail’s largest skiff to date was designed for tournament anglers with a need for speed. The most fertile shallows are often only accessible with a long run through stretches of open water, but the new Lightning makes for comfortable runs and accommodates larger horsepower engines that are highly desirable by inshore tournament enthusiasts.
The innovative hull design features a full step to reduce the wet surface, effectively increasing speed and efficiency. While this design opens the door to a new breed of shallow water anglers, Beavertail retained their signature bow flare to ensure a continued dry ride at all speeds. Additionally, there’s no hard waterline transition so anglers are afforded silent tracking at rest and under trolling motor power.
Construction begins with the highest quality gelcoat and is backed with the most advanced coring and carbon kevlar materials. The resin infusion process results in a hull that’s built to the highest standards to withstand the harshest conditions.
Providing 360 degree fishability, the unobstructed forward casting deck features an anchor locker, large dry storage compartment and insulated storage box. In the stern there’s a 35-gallon oval livewell and two insulated storage compartments that can be used as 120-quart coolers, or plumbed as 26-gallon release wells. Like all Beavertail Skiffs, the Lightning can be custom built for the particular way you fish. Additionally, the ergonomic console, under gunnel rod storage, comfortable seating and oversized gunnels make for a winning formula for dedicated flats fishermen.
If you’re interested in purchasing a Lightning, take advantage of their try before you buy plan and experience a sea trial and half day fishing with a Beavertail Skiffs pro team captain. Chances are after you experience the difference firsthand you’ll be hooked forever.
At Beavertail customer service is paramount and the experienced crew will make certain that from the initial build process to countless fish caught and released, owning a Beavertail will be a memorable and enjoyable experience. Beavertail Skiffs, beavertailskiffs.com
- L.O.A. 20’
- Beam 82”
- Draft 11”
- Fuel Capacity 48 gal.
- Weight 1,200 lb.
- Max HP 250
- MSRP $49,500
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Evinrude ICON Touch CTS
In addition to the release of the new E-TEC G2, Evinrude is proud to introduce the ICON Touch CTS display. A rugged and user friendly 4.3-inch touchscreen display, this fully integrated digital control command center provides users with access to a host of important engine and vessel data. The intuitive and uncluttered design arranges critical data such as RPM, fuel economy, engine temperature, fuel and oil levels, and much more. Mode control also allows for the precise adjustment of power steering and trim assist, with users also able to access ECM diagnostics, error codes and faults. MSRP: $1,360.00, evinrude.com