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Well, after 7 long months, Ankona is pleased to announce our 2nd generation Copperhead.  So what's different?  Just about everything, since the skiff has totally new tooling for every component.  Every change was to improve performance and upgrade the fit and finish.  Length is now 16' 4” with a 70” beam.  Still 11” wide walk around gunnels, but larger front deck and cockpit interior space.  Molded toe rail on the front deck. Twin stern hatches with the port side a standard  20 gal live well ready for plumbing.  All hatches have tight tolerances with flat gasketing underneath for a really dry compartment.  Speaking of compartments,  inside of each have smooth molded structural liners for a great finish and helped us keep the skiff at its same poling draft.

New hull mods include a new drop nose sharp V to give a really smooth ride for a skiff in this class.  Sharp edges on the bottom chines and stern edges (along with other 'secrets') make the hull more efficient.  It planes quicker, turns tighter and is about 10% faster at full throttle with 30hp.

The result?  Large uncluttered deck, faster, dryer and smoother ride, great fit & finish while keeping it a great poling technical poling skiff.

Mel & Crew
Ankona Boats

Ft. Pierce, Florida
772.579.7214




 

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Nice! Great to finally see it capped.
Can't wait to run it!
Hopefully I will be a proud owner of a gen two if i can sell mine.
 

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Nice! Great to finally see it capped.
Can't wait to run it!
Hopefully I will be a proud owner of a gen two if i can sell mine.
How much you gonna ask for it?? ;D
 

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A couple more pics....

Detail of stern area with finished glass hatch over motor well to keep a really clean look



New hull in a slow speed turn staying on a plane, shows some underneath hull detail (including some masking tape we missed  :) )



And most of all, thanks for the compliments!

M
 

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Mel, I have TWO statements to make:
1.) Thank you for building a sweet skiff at a price that makes a fella like me whose cheap AND poor smile!

2.) Dude you are making it really difficult for me to continue with my plan to build a freaking boat! Really, what are you trying to do? Sabotage my future boat building bragging rights? I was looking forward to a future in which I could say, "yeah, I tie my own flies, build my own rods, and built my own boat!" Now, instead that I'm might have to say, "I tie my own flies, build my own rods, and I watched Mel build my boat!" lol

Great Job!
 
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Nice job Mel, that is a fly fishermans wet dream waiting to happen. Oops too late  ::) keep up the good work and keep moving forward.
 

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Really nice boat Mel, I had made up my mind on a SUV 17 but now you aare making me rethink. love the motor well, that is one beautiful boat!!
 

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The new Copperhead would not be the skiff it is without experience we had with the SUV 17. The 17 (IMO is a simply great hull underbody, very much under appreciated except for those that own one) and we took those attributes and applied that experience to the new CPH hull.
 
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