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The MAKO® Pro Skiff 21 CC rides on the company's Advanced Inverted V (AIV) hull with integrated anti-spray design, allowing her to float in just 10" (25.4 cm) of water -- a big plus for jumping shallow flats. She's a strong performer on moderate horsepower, getting on plane in 3.0 seconds and topping out at 46.6 mph with a single 150-hp Mercury FourStroke in our tests. The package includes a custom-matched, hot-dipped galvanized trailer with Super Lube hubs.

Key Features

  • Backed by the MAKO Assurancez
  • Advanced Inverted V (AIV) hull with integrated anti-spray design
  • 2 folding jump seats in the aft deck provide a comfortable ride for passengers
  • Bow and aft molded raised casting decks with non-skid surface and storage
  • Center console with 6 vertical rod holders, contoured acrylic windscreen, and stainless steel grab rail
  • Forward console seat with molded-in grab handles 18-gal. cooler
  • MAKO-exclusive removable 85-qt. foam-filled helm seat/cooler with ice-keeping ability
  • 28-gal. lighted livewell/baitwell
  • 1-piece molded fiberglass stringer system with gelcoat finish and fully injected, closed-cell foam flotation
  • Custom-matched hot-dipped galvanized trailer with Super Lube hubs
Length Overall 21' 4''
6.50 m
Beam 8'
2.44 m
Dry Weight 2,200 lbs.
998 kg
Tested Weight 3,255 lbs.
1,476 kg
Draft 10''
0.25 m
- Draft Up N/A
- Draft Down N/A
- Air Draft N/A
Deadrise/Transom
Max Headroom open
Bridge Clearance 56''
1.42 m
Weight Capacity 2,000 lbs.
907 kg
Person Capacity 8
Fuel Capacity 34 gal.
128 L
Water Capacity 28 gal.
106 L
Length on Trailer N/A
Height on Trailer N/A
Trailer Weight N/A
Total Weight
(Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
N/A

Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Std. Power 1 x 115-hp Mercury 4-stroke EXLPT
Tested Power 1 x 150-hp Mercury 150 FourStroke EXLPT
Opt. Power 1 x 115-hp Mercury 4-stroke EXLPT Command Thrust
150 XL FourStroke
1 x 115-hp Mercury Pro XS EXLPT 4-stroke
1 x 115-hp Mercury Pro XS EXLPT 4-stroke Command Thrust

Captain's Report

Mako Pro Skiff 21 running shot
The Mako Pro Skiff 21 measures 21’4” (6.50 m) with an 8’ (2.44 m) beam. She’s rated to carry up to 2,000 lbs. (907 kg).

Mission Statement

The Mako Pro Skiff 21 is designed for protected water and coastal fishing on calm days. Her innovative bottom design delivers stability and efficiency and the boat draws only 10” (0.25 m). For fishing, she has large forward and aft raised casting platforms and she comes standard with a livewell and six rod holders.

Mako Pro Skiff 21 deck plan
Open deck space for fishing is plentiful on the Mako Pro Skiff 21.

Major Features

  • Advanced Inverted V (AIV) Hull. Designed for a dry ride, stability, and increased efficiency and a shallow draft.
  • 85-quart (80-L) Cooler. Rotomolded and insulated for better ice-keeping ability.
  • Raised Casting Platforms. Large fore and aft fishing areas are covered in patterned nonskid.
  • Standard Single Axle Trailer. Comes with a swing-away tongue for easier storage.

Hull Design

A Closer Look. The AIV hull is designed to provide a dry ride and enhanced efficiency and fuel economy. Instead of trying to explain all of the design elements at once, we’ll show a photo and explanation of each one.

Mako Pro Skiff 21 hull
At the bow, the spray rail and this concaved pocket (in red) knocks down water...
Mako Pro Skiff 21 hull bottom
…and then it is directed aft and under the hull bottom.
Mako Pro Skiff 21 hull running surfaces
What Mako calls the outer keels are shown in red. They are the boat’s primary running surfaces, and because they have a wide stance like a catamaran hum they provide stability.
Mako Pro Skiff 21 keel
The centerline keel sweeps aft from the bow and extends deeper near the stern. The channels outboard on each side of the center keel (in red) are designed to divert disturbed, aerated water, past the propeller on each side, thus give the prop more undisturbed water for better efficiency.
Mako Pro Skiff 21 bottom
The bottom design routes cleaner water to the propeller, which improves overall performance.

Performance Test

The Numbers. We tested the Mako Pro Skiff 21 with a 150-hp Mercury EXLPT four-stroke outboard that had a 1.92:1 gear ratio and turned a 14.7” x 16” (37.3 cm x 40.6 cm) Enertia stainless-steel three-bladed propeller. With two people, 30 gallons (114 L) of fuel and test equipment, we weighed in at an estimated 3,255 lbs. (1,476 kg).

Hole Shot. The Pro Skiff 21 got on plane in 3.0 seconds and ran to 20 mph (13.3 knots) in 4.5 seconds and to 30 mph (26.1 knots) in 6.1 seconds. Bow rise was 15-degrees under hard acceleration.

Top Speed and Best Cruise. We hit a top speed of 46.6 mph (40.5 knots) at 5900 rpm. Best cruise came at 3000 rpm where we ran 22.4 mph (19.5 knots) and burned 3.6 gph (13.6 lph), which resulted in 6.2 mpg (2.64 kpl), giving the boat a range of 190 statute miles (165.2 nm) with 10% of the boat’s 34-gallon (128 L) fuel capacity in reserve.

Mako Pro Skiff 21 running shot
The Mako Pro Skiff 21 is actually a couple of mph faster when running in light chop than in flat water, according to Mako. Our test was in flat water.

Maneuverability. In turns, the Pro Skiff 21 exhibited agility that belies her broad, rather blunt appearance. The outer keels grab in a turn and help bring the boat around quickly, rather than making turning slower as one might expect. When changing directions, she transitions quickly and leans comfortably into maneuvers. The boat doesn’t have a trim gauge because it won’t take long for an experienced driver to find the sweet spot for the trim. Also, the bottom design allows for a higher motor installation so not as much positive trim is required to run efficiently. She did not ventilate during our tests.

Mako Pro Skiff 21 running
Don’t be fooled by her utilitarian appearance. The Mako Pro Skiff 21 is an agile boat.

Features Inspection

The Bow. Because it’s the most prominent visible feature of the Pro Skiff 21, we’ll start in the bow. The forward casting platform measures 6’5” (1.96 m) wide and the deck coaming is raised about an inch so anglers will be able to feel when they are up against the edge. There are three hatches in the deck that open to storage and access to the optional trolling motor batteries if they are installed.

Mako Pro Skiff 21 fishing
This photo gives a good idea of just how much space the forward fishing platform has.
Mako Pro Skiff 21 storage
The forward locker in the bow has space for a large gear bag and notice the thick rubber gasket on the underside of the hatch. All of the hatches are made of plastic.
Mako Pro Skiff 21
If the boat is equipped with the optional trolling motor, these aft lockers provide access to the battery.

The Cockpit. Two 1’ (.3 m) tall steps lead down to the cockpit, which has a depth of 2’ (.61 m) all the way around. There’s a seat on the front of the helm console and the hinged bottom cushion lifts up to open a standard 18-gallon (68-L) cooler that can be plumbed as a livewell as an option.

We like that there’s a stainless steel grab rail that extends from each side of the console up and over the acrylic windscreen. It provides a secure handhold and hopefully it will keep passengers from grabbing the acrylic windscreen and breaking it.

Mako Pro Skiff 21 console seat
There are two cup holders behind the console seat to ensure that cans and bottles won’t get blown out.
Mako Pro Skiff 21 cooler
The bottom cushion on the console seat opens forward to access the cooler in the base.

The Console. On each side of the console, there are three integrated rod holders. We measured 1’8” (.5 m) of space on each for passing between the console and gunwales. The helm has the steering wheel offset to starboard, which makes it more comfortable for two people to stand or sit while running.

The Mako Pro Skiff 21 comes standard a tachometer and fuel and water pressure gauges in a dedicated panel ahead of the steering wheel, which is on a BayStar hydraulic helm. There’s space in the vertical panel for flush-mounted electronics or on the flat for a bracket-mounted model.

Accessory switches and a cup holder are in reach to port. In the base of the console the Interstate Marine cranking battery is in a dedicated tray and there’s additional open space. The battery switch and main circuit breaker are in the base of the console just ahead the captain’s knees.

Mako Pro Skiff 21 dash
There’s space for optional electronics in the vertical section of the dash and a compass can be installed just above the gauges to be in the correct position ahead of the steering wheel.
Mako Pro Skiff 21 battery
The cranking battery and helm rigging are easy to get to in the console base.
Mako Pro Skiff 21 battery switch
The battery switch is just outboard of the console storage opening to starboard.

Handy, Standard Cooler. If the captain and a companion want to sit while running, the top of the 85-quart (80 L) cooler at the helm is fitted with a padded bottom cushion. It’s hinged and has bungee-style latches that hold it closed. The insulated, rotomolded base of the cooler is made in-house.

Mako Pro Skiff 21 upholstery
Notice the details of the two-tone upholstery and black piping on the thickly padded cushion at the helm.
Mako Pro Skiff 21 cooler
Inside, the draining insulated cooler has plenty of space for the day’s catch.

Step Right Up. It’s a full 2’ (.6m) from the cockpit deck to the aft fishing platform. The aft platform measures 6’11” (2.1m) wide and outboard on each side are folding jump seats with handy cup holders. Aft to port, the fuel fill is in a raised pod. Aft to starboard down low on the transom there is a small re-boarding step with a grab rail at deck height.

Mako Pro Skiff 21 transom
The aft raised fishing platform is multi-purposed feature of the boat designed for casting, sitting, and livewell storage. The arrow at right points to the raised fuel fill, and the one at left indicates the re-boarding handhold.
Mako Pro Skiff 21 jump seats
The aft jump seats fold up on stainless steel hinges. In this photo, the boat is equipped with the optional aft deck mesh storage container.
Mako Pro Skiff 21 access
With the bottom cushions removed, there’s access to fuel lines and other rigging components.

Livewell and Access. Between the jump seats is the hatch for the 28-gallon (106-L) livewell that is finished in blue and has a high-speed pickup and a 500-gph (1,893 lph) pump with an adjustable spray head. Additionally, the plastic hatch is built with a honeycomb structure for better support and it closes with two latches. Just aft in the splashwell, there’s a similar plastic hatch that provides access to the livewell pump and the 1,000-gph (3,785-lph) bilge pump.

Mako Pro Skiff 21 livewell
The livewell hatch has a thick rubber gasket to prevent against rattles and to help keep water from splashing out. The honeycomb structure gives the hatch rigidity.
Mako Pro Skiff 21 step
This small step and handhold on the Pro Skiff 21’s transom is intended to help re-boarding.

Construction. The Pro Skiff 21 is built with 100% composite construction. The transom is cored with high-density Coosa Bluewater panels and the hull and deck are chemically bonded and mechanically fastened with stainless-steel hardware. The console is installed in the same manner with ¼” (.6 cm) aluminum backing plates.

Standard Trailer. Mako packages the Pro Skiff 21 with a single-axle galvanized bunk trailer that comes with a swing-away tongue. The trailer comes standard with Super Lube hubs, a 1,200-pound (544.3 kg) folding tongue jack, a heavy-duty winch with nylon strap, an outboard motor support and safety cables for the stern.

Mako Pro Skiff 21 trailer
The trailer is custom fit to the Pro Skiff 21’s bottom design, which will make it ride better over the road.

Price

  • •$27,995 with a Mercury 115 EXLPT four-stroke outboard and trailer


  • •$29,995 with a Mercury 150 XL four-stroke outboard and trailer

Warranty

  • •Limited Lifetime Structural Hull Warranty


  • •5-Year “Stem to Stern” Coverage Warranty


  • •3-Year Gelcoat Coverage Warranty


  • •Transferable to a second owner

Options to Consider

  • •Bimini Top with stainless-steel frame ($875)


  • •T-seat T-top ($4,400)


  • •Deluxe T-seat T-top with rod holders, footrest, and lay-down hinges ($5,500)


  • •Aft deck storage curtain ($100)


  • •Console storage curtain ($65)


  • •Aft baitwell Pro-Air aeration system ($100)


  • •Console baitwell with recirculator ($90)


  • •Two-tone hull in Aqua Green, Cardinal Red, Kelly Green, Patriot Blue, Sunshine Yellow or True Black ($430)


  • •Cockpit courtesy lights ($50)


  • •Forward and aft tournament seats (includes seats, bases, poles and spyders) ($725)


  • •Smart tabs (factory installed) ($100)


  • •Minn Kota Ulterra i-Pilot 80-lb. thrust 60” (1.52m) trolling motor ($2,325)


  • •Motor Guide Xi5 24V, 80-lb. thrust 60” (1.52m) trolling motor ($1,700)


  • •Hydraulic jack plate for Mercury 115-hp motor ($1,350 with ss prop)


  • •Hydraulic jack plate for 115-hp Mercury Command Thrust motor ($1,500 with ss prop)


  • •Hydraulic jack plate for 150-hp motor ($1,825 with ss prop)


  • •Stainless-steel propeller for non-Command Thrust motors ($225)


  • •Stainless-steel propeller for Command Thrust motors ($375)


  • •1,000 gph (3.785-lph) bilge pump with auto switch ($50)


  • •Cranking battery charger ($150)


  • •Lowrance Elite-3x fishfinder ($155)


  • •Simrad G05 XSE transducer ($695)


  • •Simrad G05 XSE with TotalScan Transducer ($825)
Mako Pro Skiff 21 running shot
The optional Deluxe T-seat T-top adds rodholders and protection from the elements.
Mako Pro Skiff 21 helm
Here we see the boat equipped with the optional Lowrance Elite 3X fishfinder.
Mako Pro Skiff 21
Cardinal Red is one of five optional hullside colors available on the Pro Skiff 21.

Observations

The Mako Pro Skiff 21 has what most inshore saltwater anglers are looking for -- large casting platforms, stability, and shallow draft. She can run in only 10” (25.4 cm) of water.

  • On her custom-matched trailer, the Pro Skiff 21 weighs approximately 3,400 lbs. (1,543 kg), which means she can be towed by a wide variety of vehicles, including mid-sized pickups and SUVs.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Mako Pro Skiff 21 CC (2017-) is 46.6 mph (75 kph), burning 14.0 gallons per hour (gph) or 52.99 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Mako Pro Skiff 21 CC (2017-) is 26.0 mph (41.8 kph), and the boat gets 6.0 miles per gallon (mpg) or 2.55 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 185 miles (297.73 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 150-hp Mercury 150 FourStroke EXLPT.

    Marine Electronics

    Fishfinder Optional

    Systems

    Battery Charger/Converter Optional
    Shore Power Standard

    Exterior Features

    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard

    Canvas

    Bimini Top Optional

    Warranty

    Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

    Price

    Pricing Range: $27,995.00

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.
  • Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 3.0 2.6 0.5 6.6 5.7 201 174.4 74
    1000 5.1 4.4 0.9 5.7 4.9 173 150.8 73
    1500 6.8 5.9 1.4 5.0 4.4 154 134.0 77
    2000 10.5 9.1 2.4 4.4 3.8 133 115.9 72
    2500 15.7 13.6 3.0 5.3 4.6 162 141.2 78
    3000 22.4 19.4 3.6 6.2 5.4 190 165.2 80
    3500 26.0 22.6 4.3 6.0 5.3 185 160.9 90
    4000 31.0 27.0 6.1 5.1 4.5 157 136.3 96
    4500 34.5 30.0 7.7 4.5 3.9 138 119.8 98
    5000 38.3 33.3 8.9 4.3 3.7 132 114.5 100
    5500 42.1 36.6 10.7 4.0 3.4 121 105.2 101
    5900 46.6 40.5 14.0 3.3 2.9 102 88.9 102
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    600 174.4 323 4.80 1.89 2.81 74
    1000 150.8 278 8.20 3.41 2.42 73
    1500 134.0 248 10.90 5.30 2.13 77
    2000 115.9 214 16.90 9.08 1.87 72
    2500 141.2 261 25.30 11.36 2.25 78
    3000 165.2 306 36.00 13.63 2.64 80
    3500 160.9 298 41.80 16.28 2.55 90
    4000 136.3 253 49.90 23.09 2.17 96
    4500 119.8 222 55.50 29.15 1.91 98
    5000 114.5 212 61.60 33.69 1.83 100
    5500 105.2 195 67.80 40.50 1.70 101
    5900 88.9 164 75.00 53.00 1.40 102

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.