The Mission of the Carolina Skiff 23 Ultra Elite
Like most of the rest of this builder's boats, the 23 Ultra Elite is intended for bays, flats, rivers and small lakes where a shallow-draft vessel is needed. The company aims to put all of the necessary equipment aboard as standard for fishing, keep the price low, and offer significant value.
The 23 Ultra Elite is designed primarily for fishermen and has most things needed for the hunt. Here is a list of its more important standard equipment--●Insulated storage box in the bow with LED lighting and overboard drain●3-piece removable wraparound bow seating upholstery with back rests●Removable deck table with console storage●Quick disconnect windshield●Hydraulic steering and trim●Fire extinguisher●Porta-Potti●Coaming pads●Leaning post with fold-down back rests●4 flush-mounted rod holders●Fold-down foot rest●100-qt removable cooler●Transom fold down bench seat●Rear insulted bait well with LED light●750 gph aerator●Electric trim tabs●Swim platform●3-tray tackle boxThat list includes only the major items or items usually not on a standard equipment list. If that list seems like a long one, particularly for a price-point boat, it's not your imagination. It is a remarkable list and that is why Carolina Skiff calls this boat an "Ultra Elite." It is loaded.
Stability For Bow Casting
Bay and flats boats are typically fished by two people, one in the bow the other in the stern. Usually stability is no problem in the stern, but the bow can present problems, particularly if there is a long fetch and a breeze. It is for that reason that stability in the bow is a primary concern.
Carolina Skiff has designed a 23' boat that carries its underwater chine as far forward as possible to still have a semblance of a conventional bow. This is what gives the boat stability for the angler standing on the narrow deck or the seats forward. Further, her sections go into a low deadrise angle close to the bow and the boat carries that back to the transom. In the pictures on this page the bottom shape is easy to see.
The base MSRP price of the 23 Ultra Elite without an engine is $35,710. A trailer is not included. The company says the hull has a 5-year warranty.
Snapshots of the 23 Ultra Elite--
Standard and Optional Features
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