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Some microskiff manufacturers describe their products as being ‘ultralight’, and while they may mean what they say, how would those boats compare to a two-person microskiff that weighs just 80 lbs without the motor?
Practically speaking, all microskiffs, including the very basic ones and ones that are labeled solo skiff require transportation by trailer, especially if their owner doesn’t happen to have a fishing buddy to help them car top the boat.
These two videos show the new W700 microskiff operated by a driver both in the seated and standing positions –
– Make sure to watch this YouTube video in high quality 720 HD:
And this video shows the same truly lightweight microskiff serving as a leisure boat and tender, with a passenger on board, :
The new 700 series
The new 700 from Wavewalk is designed to serve as no-trailer, two-person microskiff that you can paddle easily by yourself or in tandem, car top with no help from a second person, and be stable, comfortable and dry fishing from, whether alone or with a fishing buddy. This unique combination adds an important dimension to shallow water fishing, as boat ramps are not always available where you need them, motorizing is not always an option in such fishing grounds, and poling is either too slow or too straining for traveling long distances.
Its 92″ long (7’8″) cockpit is spacious enough for two large size fishermen to fish from in comfort, sitting and standing. Yet, this patented twinhull is narrow enough (just 31″), to allow for paddling over long distances, as well as poling, without experiencing stability problems.
Watch this 3D animation video:
Other interesting features of this new microskiff class are its light weight (80 lbs without a motor), which makes it easy to car top, and load capacity (580 lbs, total).
This new microskiff will be available in July.