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Hey everyone,
There's been a bunch of people from the forum contacting us about our new Cayo 173 skiff we're getting ready to launch so here's a little info.

Cayo 173
17' 3" long
62" wide
20-50hp
Tiller, side console, center console, and offset console available.
Vacuum infused Hull, deck, liner, and consoles

We started off last year designing our hull on CAD and after a few different designs we had the hull plug CNC cut to our exact specs.  The hull has a rounded chine entry for ZERO hull slap and forms into a sharp reverse chine towards the stern. The bottom of the hull has 4 strakes and a 2 degree V. The hull also has the deepest largest continuos integrated spray rails in its class for a VERY dry ride. After the hull mold was made we ran the hull with a temporary wooden deck, 10 gallons of fuel, 2 guys (215lbs/ 185lbs), and a 20 horse Tohatsu tiller with a stock 3 blade prop. We were able to hit 26 mph and we're really happy how well and dry it ran.

Next was designing the deck. We went with 2 very large molded in hatches with finished buckets in the rear deck and 1 large molded in hatch with finished bucket for the front deck. All the hatches have deep gutters and drains. All hinge and latch areas are recessed to give you a perfectly flush deck.

The standard skiff will be offered in a open bulkhead with no subfloor/ cored raw glass finished cockpit. We'll also be offering a finished inner cockpit liner very soon

Hull prices starting at $7495.00


I'll try to answer all questions on here but you can always call, text or email me anytime. Our Demo skiff will be available for sea trials by 2/28/15. Enjoy the skiff porn!!!

Thanks,
JB
Cayo Boatworks
10430 66th N #10
Pinellas Park, Fl. 33782
727-698-6260
[email protected]
www.Cayoboatworks.com


CNC foam cut hull plug



Final blocked and sanded hull plug





Hull mold started




Hull mold finished


Deck plug started




Deck plug finished with nonskid pattern




Deck mold finished next to hull mold


Here's a few shots of the hull when we were testing












Floating in less than 5" of water. This was with 1 guy standing on the stern and it floats skinnier with another on the bow.
 

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Very cool how you incorporated your hatch lids into the deck mold.

Best of luck on the new venture!
 

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Congrats, been watching this one for a while! Looking forward to some build threads.
 

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Demo skiff before poling platform. Demos start 2/28/15 give us a ring if you'd like to see the new Cayo 173. 727-698-6260


 

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You boat guys in Florida are too much....fun! Good luck. Your craftsmanship on the mold is beautiful. Best of luck.
 

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I have had the first production hull for a few weeks now and am almost done rigging it. I put it in the water for the first time this Monday. The customer service, finish, quality and performance that I have encountered so far has totally exceeded my expectations. Very happy with the boat.

 

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Just a little bit of skiff porn for everyone. Here's a two tone Cayo Green with cream nonskid deck and Cayo green hull. 30hp Suzuki tiller. Packages similar to this with a 25HP tiller and a clean molded finished cockpit liner starting at $15,895.00 (boat, motor and trailer). We also have a non molded cockpit version starting at $13,995.00.










 

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that thing is gorgeous!! What do the inside of the hatches look like?

Andy
 

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Another Cayo 173 that left the shop recently. Sky blue hull, ice blue deck, black powder coat on platforms, full LED package in cockpit and inside buckets, switch panel and battery switch inside rear hatch, custom Marine Mat on platforms and reel pads. Came out sooo nice. We compare our construction, hardware and most importantly our fit and finish to any other big name skiff company on the market while keeping our prices affordable. Feel free to come by to see for yourself anytime. Hull prices starting at $8800 and full boat, motor and trailer packages starting at $15,500.00!! Call anytime 727-698-6260 and enjoy the skiff porn.

JB

 

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Wow! I love this boat! from the sprayrails to the storage and finish. Hows the ride? and How would a 20hp 4 stroke push it?
 
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