Skull Island Skiffs makes some awesome skinny water flats boats. Since I first saw their tiller/center console SI16 skiff I fell in love. The clean lines and craftsmanship of the skiff was top notch, and you can visit them at any of the many boat shows they attend around Florida to see for yourself.
Skull Island recently released new on their Facebook page about a new SI16 model called the ‘Prowler’ which is to be released at a lower price point, and target the barebones flats fishing gurus out there who prescribe to the ‘less is more’ approach.
Here’s what Skull Island initially stated about the new ‘Prowler’:
Our friends and customers have demanded a simplified version of our SI16, so here it is the Skull Island Prowler. We have taken our same extreme quality finish work, and advanced materials but simplified the build into an ultra clean skiff. Open bulkheads both fore and aft boast tremendous amounts of storage, and create solid casting decks. The open bow bulkhead allows different configurations of portable fuel tanks to meet the needs of traveling anglers (our standard powder coated aluminum tanks can also be used). The boat comes standard with Lenco trim tabs, Honda 30 hp four stroke (power start, trim/tilt), aluminum Magic Tilt Trailer, custom rod racks, stiffy push pole holders and more for $17,000!!! We have kept all the superb quality and performance we have become known for in our SI 16 but lowered the build hours and created a price point skiff to meet demand. We will add pics of the completed boat next week, however if you’d like to see some photos of the skiff under contruction visit our website at www.skullislandskiffs.com or check them out on our facebook page. Any of our great options can be added to the Prowler, any color, and any configuration. You dream it, we will build it.
Skull Island Skiffworks
Top it off with some recent photos from their Facebook page below…and you can imagine me falling in love again! What a nice skiff at a sweet price. Can’t wait to see one finished up!