Boating enthusiasts know Carolina Skiff produces some of the most durable, versatile, stable and economical boats on the planet. Plain and simple, their wide range of vessels get the job done and whether you’re looking for a pleasure boat, fishing boat, runabout or commercial workboat, Carolina Skiffs deliver serious bang for your buck. While you’ve surely seen Carolina Skiffs across varying venues statewide, the dedicated team isn’t resting on their reputation.
Continually making improvements and upgrades, the company is proud to introduce the DLX Tunnel Series. While the DLX Series is a pillar of Carolina Skiff’s brand, tracing its design back to the first Carolina Skiff built in 1983, the incorporation of practical features and an innovative tunnel hull make the 198 DLX Tunnel Series even more desirable. With the mention of Carolina Skiff most think of a flat hull, but the 198 DLX Tunnel Series incorporates an innovative hull design that vastly improves shallow water performance.
What gives tunnel hulls an advantage in shallow water is the ability to mount the motor higher than normal. Water is then fed through the tunnel to the prop to eliminate cavitation and enable the skiff to run on plane across incredibly shallow flats. While the tunnel provides a decreased wet surface, which results in increased efficiency and reduced drag, the new design also relocates the fuel tank for increased storage space. By incorporating a belly tank instead of a traditional fuel cell mounted in the stern or under the console, the design provides a lower center of gravity and further enhances storage throughout the vessel.
At the heart of every Carolina Skiff is their 100-percent composite construction, producing a solid, durable, non-flexing hull. Standard features include an 18-gallon livewell, locking console door with LED, 6 flush mount console rod holders, a 70-quart removable cooler and SS cooler frame. Building the best quality boat for a great price has always been the goal at Carolina Skiff and the 198 DLX Tunnel Series continues on the path of producing affordable, versatile and reliable platforms. Carolina Skiff, 800.422.7282, carolinaskiff.com
Fuel Capacity: 30 gal.
Dry Weight: 1,533 lb.
Max HP: 115
MSRP: $20,834 (w/o power)*
*Model may be shown with optional features
Evinrude 90 HP High Output
In an effort to produce an extremely quiet, efficient and low maintenance outboard, Evinrude is proud to introduce the E-TEC 90 HP High Output. Producing 10-percent more than its decal rating, the E-TEC 90 includes 105.4 cu. in. of displacement for increased torque, quicker acceleration, and higher top speed. Designed to meet CARB 3-star emission standards, Evinrude E-TEC outboards optimize oil and gas consumption and create significantly less carbon monoxide emissions. The unique application of a molded foam inner liner optimizes whisper quiet operation and includes an air silencer designed to further reduce reverberation. The benefits don’t stop there, with the Evinrude E-TEC low friction design providing boaters with enormous benefits by eliminating belts, powerhead gears, cams and mechanized oil pumps. Evinrude, evinrude.com
Weight: 390 lb.
Displacement: 1726 cc
Gear Ratio: 2:1
Engine Type: V4 60° E-TEC DI
RPM Range: 5500-6000
Alternator Output: 50 AMP