Shipoke 14 Micro-skiff: Small in size, big in performance
Whether poling shallow flats in search of nervous skinny water species or weaving through narrow mangrove channels the Shipoke 14 Micro-skiff is a lightweight fishing machine designed specifically for draft conscious backcountry anglers. Drawing only 5 inches, this flats poling dream machine will float in the morning dew, yet has incredible stability for such a compact skiff. While microskiffs are often favored for their ease of poling and shallow draft, many anglers have been uncomfortable with the lack of stability and extreme tenderness common in this class of fishing boats. Have you ever noticed how pictures of someone poling from the top of the platform while standing are conspicuously absent from the galleries of most microskiff manufacturer websites? Thatís because unless you are a cast member of Cirque de Soleil, most anglers cannot safely or comfortably stand and pole from the platform of typical microskiffs. The Shipoke 14 Micro-skiff bucks this trend with tremendous stability that makes this little skiff seem like a much larger boat. Indeed, three grown men totaling 550 lbs. can stand on one gunwale and barely dip the rail (see image gallery for demonstration). While small in stature, the Shipoke 14 is stacked with the standard features of a larger skiff including trim tabs, livewell, LED running lights, and custom poling platform.
|model||14 Micro Skiff|
|price||Call for price|
|location||Call for availability|
|builder||Shipoke Custom Boatworks|
|weight capacity||950 lbs|
|person capacity||3/700 lbs|