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15.5 Flats "Dragonfly" Previous

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General Specifications:

Specifications, including hydrostatic information, are provided as a convenience only and may change without notice. These proposed targets are approximate and are heavily dependent on choices made during construction such as material weights and other subsequent factors such as engine size and loading of the vessel during actual use..

Designation: 15OFLIM
Name: Dragonfly
Series: Flats
Centerline Length (Hull Only): 15 ft 6 in / 4.7 m
Maximum Beam: 7 ft 11 in / 2.4 m
Target Draft (Hull Only): 8 in / 20 cm.
Notes on Draft:

Fully loaded at Designed Waterline: People, Fuel, Motor(s), Consumables, etc. This is a better figure for evaluating a boat in real world conditions..

Target Displacement: 1200 lbs. / 544 kg.
Notes on Displacement:

Fully loaded: People, Fuel, Motor(s), Consumables, etc.  This is a better figure for evaluating a boat in real world conditions.

Maximum Recommended Horsepower: 60
Fuel Capacity: Portable: 12 gal / 45 L (Optional Built-In: 15 gal / 57 L)
Deadrise at transom: 11°
Deadrise at midships: 12°
Deadrise at entry: 21°
Waterline length: 13 ft 3 in / 4 m
Hull Surface Area: 144 sq ft / 13.4 sq m
Notes on Hull Surface Area:

When considering a new boat build, the Hull Surface Area is a good indication of the relative size of one boat compared to another.

We designed her for us to use

Now don't worry, we are not making a permanent departure from Carolina lines. Not at all.

We just want to do some fly-fishing and we thought a big clean wide and stable deck would be perfect. Keeping her simple, we gave her highly-responsive stick steering and very comfortable seats. If she were bigger I'd stand up to drive but in this size and in a boat meant for flat / skinny water, this seemed the answer for how I will use her.

From a couple of the fly-fishermen we consulted: "A fly-fisherman's dream!"... "Smokin' hot!"... From one of our current customers: "First look makes you smile!" Thanks everyone for your help.

We designed her to be cold-molded and to go together lightning fast.

As you see in the renders, the compartment behind the seats can hold two 6 gallon portable fuel tanks. We also intend to offer her ready to accept 15 gallons of fuel in two built in tanks. This will make the compartment purely stowage.

Our plan is to put a 40 HP E-TEC on her. She will be both quick and economical. She will also handle a 60 very well.

The aft hatches can accommodate stowage, live well and fish boxes.

In the slideshow, we have also featured a more conventional center-console arrangement which should make her very appealing to our friends in Texas (We like them boat a lot!).

Additionally, ours will be equipped with an additional kill lanyard for the passenger making her a very capable boat to teach kids about boathandling.

We know she is different. That is what we like about her.

Whether you love her or not, please tell us why. We would certainly value your opinions. Comment right here.

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