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  • Beavertail Skiffs 17 BT Elite

Beavertail Skiffs 17 BT Elite

Beavertail Skiffs
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 Product Description

After much research and collaborating with the finest professionals in the industry the development of this new BT offering was based on real world fishing environments and specific species of fish. The goal was to design a ‘performance’ poling skiff that does what is sought with efficiency of motion, there is no factor that is more critical to catching sensitive shallow water fish then the ability to pole a skiff easily, quietly and nimbly. Simply put, you have to have the opportunity to cast at a fish before you can catch it. You need to make sure that you can get close and remain quiet while sitting at any angle in the wind, staying in position is essential to success with the ability to spin comfortably for the shot.
The hull shape of the BT Elite was designed with a steep nose entry and a gradual transition of the deadrise to a nearly flat bottom over the front half of the skiff. This makes it track very efficiently and hold it’s position in the wind. It also eliminates the hull slap and softens the ride. We opted for a long narrow shape and the rear quarter of the skiff is pinched or narrowed at the chine line. The effect of this design is that the momentum of the forward motion is maximized. The skiff will feel like it’s gliding after you push it. The transom is slightly curved and set back an additional 5 degrees. This helps with flotation and the ability to spin for the shot. The key design feature to the smooth running, dry ride is the shape of the nose section of this skiff. 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 without using large bulky spray rails. The critical condition to this being successful is that the spray lines are located in exactly the right location to keep spray down and still remain above the waterline in an ocean-side swell when at rest. The object is to retain a quiet hull when fishing in larger waves yet eliminate spray when running. The BT Elite is 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 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 BT Elite was designed first and foremost for the professional 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. One thing that we were sure of was that we needed to pour as much passion into her as the folks that will be fishing her will. And we know how passionate you are. It was a labor of love!


  • LOABeam: 17 8″Configurations: Center Console
  • Beam: 72'
  • Draft: 7"
  • Power: up to 70-90 hp


  • Fully Cored Carbon Kevlar Hull
  • Forward and Aft large storage compartments
  • All Hatches have deep gutters, lipped and fitted with gasket
  • 20Gal removable aluminum fuel tank – powder coated
  • Flush mounted highest grade SS hardware throughout
  • Ergonomic console with military grade switches
  • 30 Gal Insulated Livewell in aft section
  • Upholstery features ‘Mitigator’ shock absorbent material
  • Hydraulic steering standard for smooth operation
  • Trim tabs
  • 15” gunnels create a very stable platform
  • Easy clean non skid throughout
  • ‘No frustration’Rod racks with fly rod tubes up to 10’ – 4 rods per side
  • Anodised poling platform designed and built in house

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