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Boat Previews: SkiffWorX Wrightwater 12’

Microskiffs have come a long way in recent years and there’s no doubting that some of these tiny flats boats are capable of more than even larger models. One of the newcomers to this unique class is the SkiffWorX Wrightwater 12’.

Overbuilt to last and stand up to harsh environs, this skiff fishes like a larger boat. However, the benefits of owning a microskiff are ever-present with an incredibly lightweight hull that draws less than four inches. This thing can make its way into some seriously skinny water.

Thanks to the light yet durable 180-pound hull, trailering is easy and poling is a dream. Not to mention, on the flats where stealth is your strongest asset on the hunt for wary predators in mere inches of water, the streamlined Wrightwater 12’ emits almost no noise. Furthermore, the craft comes with a standard 10-year transferrable hull warranty.

In addition to this warranty, standard features include a protective rubber rub rail, on the fly jackplate, 9.9- or 15-horsepower tiller Tohatsu outboard and a custom poling platform with two rod holders. While achieving a simple setup, shallow-water anglers are given everything they need to chase trophy fish on the flats.

Born out of a collaboration between Adam Gilles of A7 Capital and Jonathan Glasser of Glasser Boats, SkiffWorX is on a mission to transform the industry by creating affordable skiffs of uncompromising quality. The extensive research that goes into these skiffs comes not only from hard data, but also, and more importantly, by way of feedback from hundreds of skiff owners who have been able to identify weaknesses in the traditional skiff framework and market. Additionally, this feedback has led to countless solutions that have culminated in the new Wrightwater 12’.

Another mission of this revolutionary manufacturer is to improve wait times for buyers. With a major rise in participation in boating recently, buyers are waiting months and even years to get their boats delivered. Thanks to the proven and efficient build process at SkiffWorX, each platform gets the attention it needs, but the refreshing simplicity allows the manufacturer to get boat to buyer in less time. With multiple molds for each model, the skilled craftsmen at SkiffWorX can quickly and effectively rig multiple boats at a time.

At the end of the day, what boat buyers want is simple – high-quality boats, supreme attention to detail and excellent customer service. SkiffWorX is able to offer all that and then some, as the efficient production accommodates a range of inshore anglers, while the hard-working attributes of a small business provide additional benefits to consumers.  


L.O.A.: 12′

Beam: 56″

Draft: 4″

Fuel Capacity: 3 gal.

Weight: 180 lbs.

Max HP: 20