Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Beavertail Lightning At The Tampa Boat Show

You can check out the all new 20 foot Lightning at this week's Tampa Boat Show.  This is the third new boat that Beavertail has launched this year alone, (and it won't be the last.)  It's also their first skiff that has no horsepower limits.  The one in the photo is packing the new 200 Evinrude Gen 2 and their next one will be rigged with a 250 Merc ProXS.  Since the Lightning is aimed right at the tournament anglers, expect to see more than a few of them with 300's on the stern.  With its stepped hull and 14 degree deadrise, we might be looking at a top speed in the 80mph range.  I'm personally pushing them to hang a Seven Marine 557 on their next demo model. 

The Lightning will also be at the Tampa Florida Sportsman's Expo on the weekend of the 13th and then they'll take it on the road for free test rides, so expect to see one here on Pine Island later this month.