New from Ankona

Discussion in 'The Commercial Zone' started by The_Skiff_Shop, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. The_Skiff_Shop

    The_Skiff_Shop Well-Known Member

    Our latest project.

    The "Native SUV"

    Inspired by the Native but incorporates Ankona's latest concepts in the pursuit of the ultimate skiff.




  2. lemaymiami

    lemaymiami Well-Known Member

    -be really nice to see the specs, length, beam, draft, hull weight, etc. Thanks.

  3. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

    Per their website:


    Length: 14' 8"
    Beam: 68"
    Weight: 280 Lbs
    Draft: 6-7"
    Max HP: 25
  4. MATT

    MATT Well-Known Member

    Very nice, wonder what it would look like with some fish blood on the deck....any one at Ankona know how to cast?
  5. The_Skiff_Shop

    The_Skiff_Shop Well-Known Member


    Jan quoted specs from the web site based on a prototype.  Thanks Jan.

    Since I'm not into hype, I was waiting for the actual specs for the completed hull.

    The hull pictured was easily picked up and placed on the trailer by hand which means the original estimate for weight was high @ 280lbs. [smiley=1-thumbsup1.gif]  I can't wait to see what the weight will be for my bare bones skiff will be.  Guessing it is going to be around 200lbs. :cool:  We'll update as soon as I can post accurate info.
  6. deerfly

    deerfly Opinicus iracibilus

    looks great so far, looking forward to the real data too.
  7. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

    Looks like a cool boat.

    On a side note, this shill would have been 10 times more effective if you showed the girl in the bikini from the front!
  8. backwaterbandits

    backwaterbandits Well-Known Member

    Nice pics. The boat looks great...Good luck w/her.
  9. Shinerkiller

    Shinerkiller Well-Known Member

    Capt Ron is this a bare bones? If not what upgrades does it have
  10. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

    Got my first ride on the SUV. Neat little boat.
  11. The_Skiff_Shop

    The_Skiff_Shop Well-Known Member

    The one pictured has optional decks and platform. Right now the decks are built to order.

    Hopefully in the next week or so we will be posting pictures on my bare bones skiff with one option, a color upgrade. Unfortunately my color choice is delaying my build due to another series of unfortunate issues with our supplier. I understand he's back in action and hope to have the custom color gelcoat next week sometime.

    The option list will be determined by our customer's requests and the interior standard layout is still work in progress. It's my intention to take my basic SUV and transform it to my own in pursuit of the perfect skiff.
  12. Un-shore

    Un-shore Well-Known Member

    Then guys would be thinking, "Boat, what boat?" ;)

    BTW, this is a nice boat, me wants one.
  13. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

    Easy guys, That's Mel's daughter...
  14. rkmurphy

    rkmurphy Well-Known Member

    I had a feeling someone was going to call out on that one. Haha. Way to defend your friends' daughter's honor, Jan!
  15. copperhead

    copperhead Well-Known Member

    If you guys only had an idea, she's quite the fisherperson, has no problem yanking a pull start tiller engine and running the boat, can back down a trailer faster than about anyone than I know. Downside is she'll bore you to death with details of latin genus/species of different flats grasses and water pH, etc. as a budding marine bio.

    Better have your game on if you think you can outfish her...
  16. oysterbreath

    oysterbreath Well-Known Member

    Sweet boat! One of these days I've GOT to see it in person! Until then, my only complaint need to make some HIGH res pictures available. My computer background needs to be changed! lol
  17. salt_life

    salt_life west coast punk!

    Looks good Cap Ron! ; :cool:
  18. paint it black

    paint it black Paddling away...

    Would a 40hp be too much for one of these?

    How about a 30hp?

    A buddy of mine has a 3cyl short shaft yamaha that would fit great on there and I can probably get off of him.

    This is definitely a skiff that looks great and I can afford to pay cash.
  19. mark_gardner

    mark_gardner I Love!

    another prime example of "whats old is new again" ;) nice job :cool:
  20. The_Skiff_Shop

    The_Skiff_Shop Well-Known Member


    Max rated for the SUV is 25hp.

    We have the Copperhead that can be rated up to 50 hp. Copperhead runs nice with a 30 hp but if you want more details, feel free to contact me. Contact info is in my sig. ;)
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