New Ankona SUV 17 skiff

Discussion in 'The Commercial Zone' started by copperhead, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. copperhead

    copperhead Well-Known Member

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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.
     

  2. Flyline

    Flyline Won "Do More With Less" Award!

    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....
     
  3. oysterbreath

    oysterbreath Well-Known Member

    Uh oh, here comes trouble!

    Yeah, this SUV17 is gonna stir up some trouble! :)

    Glad to see this one come into being!
     
  4. TheBrazilNut

    TheBrazilNut Guest

    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!
     
  5. TidewateR

    TidewateR will pole for food

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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).
     
  6. copperhead

    copperhead Well-Known Member

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    Not with sponsons, but will have a tunnel option ;)
     
  7. makin moves

    makin moves Well-Known Member

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    Hey mel do you have a top deck built for the boat already
     
  8. sfsurfr

    sfsurfr Oh you fancy huh!!!

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    stop teasing us and post some more pics man!!!! inquiring minds want to know whats up!!!!
     
  9. tguasjr

    tguasjr Fish Finaddict

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    WOW!!! [smiley=1-whoops1.gif] Thats nice!
     
  10. bmack

    bmack I Love microskiff.com!

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  11. copperhead

    copperhead Well-Known Member

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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....

    M
     
  12. salt_life

    salt_life west coast punk!

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  13. jimbarn1961

    jimbarn1961 GOT FEESH?

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

    My bad just haven fun
     
  14. captnron

    captnron Guest

    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
     
  15. beavis

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    wow, you actually made a funny
     
  16. jimbarn1961

    jimbarn1961 GOT FEESH?

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    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[/quote]


    Too good, Bravo.  Love it
     
  17. TheBrazilNut

    TheBrazilNut Guest

    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.
     
  18. oysterbreath

    oysterbreath Well-Known Member

    I know a couple families that might still find that acceptable! lol
     
  19. johnmauser

    johnmauser I Love microskiff.com!

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    Looking foward to seeing this boat Sunday. I think Mel has just designed my dream skiff.