The famous Carolina flared bow has long been a symbol of North Carolina’s local craftsmen. So maybe it makes sense that when Bayshore Boats decided to introduce its new Carolina Bay 20, its designers included the famous flared Carolina bow. True to her heritage, the boat is designed to perform well in shallow water as well as get you through the chop easily when conditions turn sour. Fully loaded, the boat draws only 8 1/2 inches of water. A wide 100-inch beam makes for a stable ride and plenty of room for fishing; the forward casting deck is massive indeed.The Carolina Bay 20 offers all the construction features and detail of her bigger offshore brethren. The hull and topsides are 100-percent ATC CoreCell structural foam, sandwiched between vinylester resin-impregnated, double-layered, stitched biaxial fiberglass mats, all covered by a premium gelcoat. The fiberglass mats overlap at the keel and spray rails, resulting in six layers of laminate at these critical points. Full-width foam-cored bulkheads add to the structural integrity. All inner liners and other structural parts are bonded to the hull/stringer system with Plexus, a stronger and more durable method than traditional fiberglass tabbing. Standard features include a molded fiberglass pop-up instrument box that rises out of the console, recessed stainless hinges and deck hardware, a removable 58-gallon fuel tank, recessed trim tabs, below-gunwale storage for up to 16 12-foot rods, and a 30-gallon livewell. Options are limited to a teak cockpit sole and teak toe rail, a recessed underglass gauge package, poling platform, trolling motors and an additional 15-gallon livewell.