Editor’s Note: At 20′ and 3″ of water, this is seriously one of the skinniest and largest skiffs we have covered. The fact the MD20 runs perfectly fine on 70-90 horses and makes this boat very long on the Plus side. The raised center console is amazing. I’m starting to wonder if a small baitwell up there would not make sense…I’d never come down!
Capt Billy Henderson’s MD20:
Worlds shallowest performance 20 foot skiff. Remember, there is a difference between running and floating shallow and actually performing shallow.
Capt Billy Henderson says, “This hull is designed to fish and run the extreme shallow flats and creeks while carrying a heavy load. The MD20 powered by a F90 Yamaha 4 stroke outboard will float in 3 inches and run in 3 inches. It will plane out a loaded in excess of 2000 pounds with ease. I run 8 grown men all the time during waterfowl season on the coast and still run shallow up Fish Creek in the dead of winter. Amazing skiff. A very agile work horse with a ton of deck space for fishing. Custom hulls can be ordered with live well capacities ranging from 10 gallon to 30 gallons. 3 larger 24″ x 36″ storage compartments. Also rear storage across stern.”
Here is actual video proof of how skinny this skiff runs:
The Microdraft Skiff features the following specifications in it’s build package:
A whole new dimension in shallow water angling… Trust us when we tell you that if you have never ridden in a Microdraft while flying over an oyster bar in 1 inch of water, then you have never gone “skinny”. A Microdraft can put you in places that others only dream of!!! Micro Draft Skiffs can be custom-built to order or you can select our “Guide Ready” model. Please contact us here for more details and to spec and price the skiff of your dreams.