Friday, November 11, 2011

Island Coast Trading Company: Matlacha and Cape Coral's New Yamaha Dealer

Putting my new Beavertail BT3 flats skiff together is acutally a lot more involved than simply writing a check to Aeon Marine and then waiting a few weeks for the boat to be finished.  You can easily do that, but since we were building this hull around Yamaha's newest 70hp, four-stroke outboard, I was more than happy to purchase the engine itself from a new dealership right here on Matlacha. 

Island Coast Trading Company is owned by Capt. Claude Whatley and is basically a small West Marine store.  He stocks everything you'll need for fishing and boating as well as being a Yamaha dealer.  Claude got me an excellent price on my 2012 outboard and had it delivered to Beavertail's shop right on schedule yesterday afternoon.  He can order any one of Yamaha's outboards, from a 5hp for a dinghy to the newest 300hp V-8, and he's located right on Pine Island road just before the Matlacha drawbridge.