Flat Boats

These boats are popular in coastal areas where redfish, tarpon, permit and bonefish live.

Flats Boats (also known as Skiffs)

Average Length: 17 to 25 ft. 
Capacity: 3 
Propulsion Type: Outboard engine 
Trailerable: Yes 
Hull Type: Flat 

Flats Boats (also known as Skiffs)

These specialized boats are popular in coastal areas where snook, redfish, tarpon, sea trout, permit and bonefish live. With their flat hull design, they can float and run in water less than two feet deep while accommodating two to three anglers. A flats boat reserves little room for creature comforts like upholstered seating and carpet. Instead, there are large casting decks on the bow and stern, plus tackle storage, rod holders and livewells.