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New Native SUV 17!

More of a good thing!  Extending the concept of the original SUV, our Sport Utility Vessel, to bring more value to the skiff market.  Spend less and get into the same shallows, with the same stealth as any other skiff in its size class, regardless of price.  Get the skiff layout you want, get the options you want, even get the colors you want,  all at the best value in the market.

Pics of prototype on the water; added waterline length gives more stability, floats shallower.  The SUV hull underbody has been tweaked further for an absolute great poling skiff.  Planes at 11 mph with 20 hp.


Some basic specs.....

17' 2” Length
68”     Deck Beam”
52”     Waterline Beam
5-6”    Draft with 2 anglers & gear

40hp   Max Hp Tiller
50hp   Center/Side Console

Preliminary pricing - $3,500 bare hull - $5,200 full finished molded deck package, front bulkhead, back deck & rear under deck dry storage locker.
 

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WoW! That's some sweet skiff with some sexy lines. What's the top speed with 20hp tohatsu and bare hull weight? I do need a ride in this!

I'm wonder if this skiff fits me better than a Gheenoe LT25 :p ;D J\K....
 
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Going to meet with Mel at 12 on Tuesday. Will take pictures if they don't mind and may write check for Hull #2 or whatever they are at to now!
 

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-do yall accept trade-ins? ;D

-Nice work Mel! I can't wait to hear and see more of this boat...

had you considered making a version with sponsons? (not sure if that sounded rediculous, i know little about boat stuff).
 

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Ya'know I'd love to post more pics but all the other pics had the topless models in them.....

Ok, I can wish.  We were just out this weekend finalizing the bottom profile for poling purposes and am now more than happy with its performance.  So its now back upside down for final finishing and the mold build. 

So no more pics for now, but just look the std SUV pics.  Same SUV hull with more underwater tweaks, but otherwise same deck, layout, large dry storage lockers, etc..

It just floats shallower, rides better, poles better, will have a tunnel and/or mini-leaning post option(s) and has more room for topless models.. just in case....

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Will the topless model be an offered option  ;D ;D

My bad just haven fun
This model was originally referred to as the "SUV XL"

Your asking for the "XXX" model, and no longer considered a"family boat". ;D ;D
 
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Well, my wife and I drove 3hrs round trip to meet Mel(Tuesday) and look at the SUV 17. After talking with Mel, seeing the Hull and looking/talking different options I would say Mel, no doubt has delivered the vision that lots of us share for a Skiff!

Mel, thanks for your info and time! Deposit is OIWay and hope that Hull #5 will belong to me.
 
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