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Dragonfly boatworks Marsh Hen
Oct 7th, 2012 at 8:53pm
 
So who's got the good on this new little skiff from Dragonfly?

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Reply #1 - Oct 7th, 2012 at 9:11pm
 
Dangit I gotta finish my boat!
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Reply #2 - Oct 7th, 2012 at 9:17pm
 
14 feet long
48" wide
Draft- wet sponge ! really about 3" with 2 people per picture
Fuel- 6 gallon removable tank
gross weight 135 pounds.
Maximum horsepower 15 recommended 9.9
msrp. is $13,000,includes a 9.9 hp Evinrude FOB Vero Beach

With the interest in extreme access to shallow water Dragonfly Boatworks
set out to design a watercraft that would use minimum horsepower and be
able to have a good running surface to cross rough water and still
be a quiet,easily to handle skiff hence the Marsh Hen. Weighing in at
135 pounds and a beam of 48" she can be transported in the back of a pick
up truck or lifted onto a set of SUV racks. With the unique entry which
allows the
skiff to have the quiet rolled surface there is no reflective area to
cause hull slap. Another unique benefit is the bottom edge of the
transom is also rolled so that a single angler can stern pole from the
bow and still have a stealthy approach.
Powered with a 9.9, which allows her access to many of the inland
waters,she easily planes out with 2 anglers. Customers can also rig her
out with some of the new high output electric motors. The designers at Dragonfly Boatworks had noticed
that alot of mid range sport fishing boats were using inflatables for
tenders but when they got to a destination where they could fish the
inflatable wasn't the easiest boat to pursue fish in shallow water.
Also a removable tire system option allows the boat to be easily moved
around and launched in questionable areas ie. beach, canal banks and once
the Marsh Hen is launched the wheels can be easily removed.
With a combined technology of Dragonfly Boatworks and Dragonfly Paddle
boards , the Marsh Hen is the newest venture into the "extreme" shallow
water fishing market.

That price rediculous
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Reply #3 - Oct 7th, 2012 at 10:47pm
 
Pretty, but that price tag is going to have a profound  effect considering the target audience.  Awesome fit and finish only means so much when you are selling to guys that carry boats in the beds of their trucks.

However, if they are targeting guys who need a little boat with fabulous fit and finish to carry on the deck of their really fabulous big boat without detrimental aesthetic consequences, they may have more success than I would anticipate and I wish them well.

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Reply #4 - Oct 7th, 2012 at 11:11pm
 
i would only fish in this boat wearing a tuxedo nice pair of slacks and white gloves at that price.
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Reply #5 - Oct 7th, 2012 at 11:17pm
 
the description mentions the guys that need a boat that will fit in the bed of a truck aaaaand one on the front of their yacht...I say pick one...If I buy a boat at that price to put in the bed of my truck I better have a good reason for a trailer to not be bought for it...oh and the removable tires..
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Reply #6 - Oct 7th, 2012 at 11:36pm
 
Uggg! Yeah, I agree; that price is not appealing for a truck bed boat. Didn't they learn anything from the discontinued Hells bay's Skate?
wee boat + big price tag = poor sales!

It also lacks the sophistication of most big boat fishing tenders that I've seen too so I think it'll be a hard sale.

I met the owner once. Really awesome nice dude.
Good luck Dragonfly!
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Reply #7 - Oct 8th, 2012 at 4:45pm
 
I was excited about this until I seen the price...wow!  There's no way I could justify to myself paying that much for a modified canoe.  I'd just put an electronic motor on a yak.

Good luck lifting that thing up to put on a roof rack.

Cut the price down to about 5k and this thing would be awesome!
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Reply #8 - Oct 8th, 2012 at 5:40pm
 
That price is just ridiculous.  I predict a sales flop.
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Reply #9 - Oct 8th, 2012 at 6:00pm
 
Would you have any Grey Poupon? Grin
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Reply #10 - Oct 8th, 2012 at 6:57pm
 
For the guys looking to put it in the bed of their truck...it will cost more than their truck.

Plus shipping..... (FOB Vero)

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Reply #11 - Oct 8th, 2012 at 8:04pm
 
Someone didnt learn from the HB Skate....
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Reply #12 - Oct 8th, 2012 at 8:41pm
 
Love the concept.....as I did with the HB Skate.....didn't love the price. Cheesy
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Reply #13 - Oct 8th, 2012 at 8:41pm
 
Maybe someone that knows these guys can email them this thread as constructive criticism so they can make the necessary adjustments to fit into the market. If there is a market for this boat it would likely start here.
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Reply #14 - Oct 8th, 2012 at 8:43pm
 
It's a cool idea but a limited market for a skiff that size. It's not priced well for it's intended audience.
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