Like we said ... 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 flyfishing and we thought a big clean wide and stable deck would be perfect. Her form follows her function. 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. We intend to start on her very soon and will video the entire process.
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.
We also show a more conventional center-console arrangement which should make her very appealing to our friends in Texas.
(Frankly, we aren't sure which one we like better!)
We will also equip ours with an additional kill lanyard for the passenger making her a very capable boat to teach our kids how to handle a boat.
Whether you love her or not, please tell us why. We would certainly value your opinions. Comment right here. Click the "View Details" button and go for it!
We were asked "What happened to the ENVI 24 Bay from your old site?"
We had been trying to find the time to update her and never quite got to it. Nothing like an excited builder to get you to change your priorities!
We also are doing a little product line reorganization. Now that the new 24 Bay "Jack" is here, we are going to no longer refer to our 21 "Blackfin" and our 23 "Largo" as hybrids.
From now on, they are two models in our "Near Shore" series.
Our first builder of the 24 ENVI "Jack" is an experienced boatbuilder. We encourage you to join our site so that you can see the Build Threads in our forum. Watch this pretty girl's build progress!
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