Several years ago as one of our old aluminum pontoon boats was showing its age I theorized that we’d be better served if we just took a Carolina Skiff and made it nice and cushy like a pontoon boat.  A few of my friends couldn’t visualize it but I was confident we could make it work.  So when the time came to replace one of our old boats I bought a 25′ extra wide Carolina Skiff with a 150 hp outboard.  My manager, Dan McIsaac, then proceeded to place modular pontoon boat seats around the perimeter and added a bimini and stereo.  The end result was a great boat for big families, something we see quite a bit of vacationing on the Outer Banks.  It seats at least 15 people and the big motor gives it plenty of power on the water.  With no carpet to vacuum it’s a lot easier to clean and it’s super tough.  Also, there’s no aluminum to get eaten up by the elements.

It may not be the sexiest boat on the water but it fits the boating conditions and the customers perfectly.

We market the skiff as a pontoon boat which confuses a few people but when they see how much room they have they appreciate all it has to offer.  The Carolina Skiff can be rented out of Nor’banks Sailing located in Duck, NC.

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