Friday, July 18, 2014

New Beavertail Elite At ICAST

ICAST is the world's largest fishing trade show and my friends Will and Liz brought two of their newest skiffs to Orlando this week.  I had a blast up there with them today and got to reconnect with a bunch of old friends from the Key's, too. 
A new 2014 Elite that will be heading to Islamorada Boats in the Upper Keys this weekend. 

A very slick BT Elite with the breakaway tongue Peterson trailer.  This 17'8" skiff will fit in any garage. 

I love this huge front casting deck.  The largest one in it's class. 

The Elite's front storage hatch with the powder coated and fully removable fuel tank. 
A two tone, rope-wrapped and powder coated steering wheel.  This isn't standard but well worth the extra cost. 
The combination back rest/lower platform mounted to the rear storage hatch.  This is a very cool feature that kills three birds with one stone.  The engine on this particular skiff is the new Merc 90 4-stroke. The price for this Elite with the full Kevlar hull and added features is still in the low $40k range.