Chittum Skiffs has splashed their latest build, a Islamorada 18. These exceptional boats are at the highest tier of quality and design; built by legendary guide, boat builder and entrepreneur Hal Chittum.
Hal Chittum was a founding member of industry great Hell’s Bay Boatworks. He eventually went on to sell his interest in Hell’s Bay Boatworks in 2002 with over 2000 boats build. A few years later, Hal started the design process to build a new shallow water skiff. The mission was simple: build an absolute state-of-the-art flats skiff with the best design and the latest high-tech composite materials and solve all of the problems he had tried to fix at Hell’s Bay Boatworks.
The Islamorada 18 utilizes used to build the America’s stealth fighters and high-speed military attack boats with speeds of 100 mph and above. These materials include aerospace grade epoxy, core-cell foam, s-core foam, s-glass, e-glass, nomex, carbon fiber and Kevlar.
Chittum Skiffs took the industry by storm and caught the skiff industry asleep at the helm.
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The Islamorada Skiff features the following options & specifications:
Standard Skiff Features
- 400 lbs. before rigging
- New, Patented hull design with massive high-volume built-in spray rails, a staggered split chine below the waterline for silent poling and a radius transom. No sponsons.
- Offered in two hull forms: the S 12-degree and SS 2-degree dead rise.
- Clear-coated carbon fiber transom and hatches.
- Dupont Marine Finish on hull, decks and lockers. Two-tone deck color and custom colors at no charge. Additional charge for dark colors.
- “Floating” center console with 360-degree toe kick and forward seat with a large insulated ice chest or storage for up to four 12-volt batteries. Optional side console at no extra charge.
- Choice of five standard engines including Yamaha 60 Four Stroke with stainless steel prop, premium shifter and tachometer.
- SeaStar hydraulic steering with high-speed 2.5 lock-to-lock/flush mounted pump under console.
- Stainless steel 13” Gemlux yacht steering wheel with ball bearing suicide knob.
- Two large dry storage boxes outboard on each side aft with easy access lockable hatches accessible from boat or trailer.
- Oversized hatch gutters with rubber gaskets and exclusive latch gutter.
- Anchor/dry storage/trash compartment center aft.
- Custom stainless steel and aluminum trailer with walk boards. Three aluminum mag wheels and Goodyear radial trailer tires and LED lights.
- Large dry-storage under forward deck.
- All hatches fitted with Gemlux 316 stainless steel flush mounted positive tension latches, Gemlux 316 stainless steel hinges and stainless steel gas shocks.
- High-capacity rod racks under gunnels with 14 large diameter flush fly rod tubes running fore and aft. Cockpit sides and rod racks covered in water resistant carpet.
- 31-gallon fully baffled marine polyethylene fuel tank.
- 30 gallon baitwell/release well/dry storage plumbed for any water level with custom thru hull pickup with Rule pump and seacock.
- Poling platform: carbon fiber/cored with SeaDek.
- LED lights in all compartment lockers/hatches/console/bait wells/under gunnels.
- LED Navigation lights: Billet Stainless Steel shark eye lights by Livorski. LED stern light.
- Stiffy push-pole holders.
- Racor fuel filter/water separator.
- Military spec aircraft switches: waterproof/sealed in epoxy w/rubber boots
- 12-volt Odyssey battery with on/off switch in console.
- Poling platform cored with SeaDek with clear-coated carbon fiber underneath.
- 1100 GPH automatic bilge pump.
- Lectrotab 316 stainless steel mirror polished 12”x 12” trim tabs.
- Heavy duty rub rail. GEM bow and stern eyes.
- Closed cell foam seat cushions by C-Cushions. Rear bench seat accommodates three persons. Cushion on front console with back cushion.
- All wiring is of highest quality/tinned with heat shrink connectors.
- All Chittum Skiffs are water tested and triple checked before delivery.
Prices and features subject to change without notice.
- SPIDER Deluxe Casting Platform w/ Turnbuckle
- Flush Mounted Pull-Up Cleat
- Tibor Push Pole Holder
- Black Deck Hardware Package
- Custom Nautical Wrapped Steering Wheel
- Tilt Helm
- 12 Volt Outlet In Console
- Console Vertical Rod Rack (2-3 Rods-PVC)
- Console Vertical Rod Rack (3 Rods-Aluminum)
- Livorsi Racing Controls
- Latham Racing Controls
- Livorsi Racing Gauge Package
- Ritchie Flush-Mount Compass
- VHF Icom Radio
- Custom Carbon Push Pole
- Marine Metal Products Live well Air-stone
- Forward Casting Platform w/ Turnbuckle – Cored Top with SeaDek
- Tower Mount Clamp-On Rod Holder
- Reinforced Pad Eyes (4) Lifting Systems For Yacht Davits
- Bow Towing Eye
- 12-24-36 Volt Trolling System/Custom Installations
- Custom Mounts
- Marine Deep-Cycle Odyssey PC 925 or PC 1200 Batteries
- Custom Battery Shelf Box
- Heavy Duty Plug, Wire & Receptacle
- 50-Amp Heavy Duty Circuit Breaker
- Trailer Power Winch Installed
- Removable Tongue
- Swing Tongue
- Custom Made-to-Order Skiff Cover