Hell’s Bay Cape Sable 21
You know the name and the reputation, but this boat is a serious departure for Hell’s Bay. Without anything like it in its current lineup of flats skiffs, the designers began creating this boat from the keel up with a single priority – building a fishing machine for not-so-skinny water.
Of course, the hull features the same construction techniques used in its smaller boats. They use vinylester resin to prevent water intrusion into the laminate, and Kevlar, S-Glass and carbon fiber materials are incorporated into the hull, deck and components to enclose the vacuum-bagged Core-cell composite for structural strength.
Designed by fishermen for fishing, no space goes to waste. The carpeted undergunwale rod racks will easily accommodate fly rods, and there is enough storage for even the most thorough fly-fishermen, with dry, quiet rubber-gasketed hatches featuring extra-deep gutters and spring-loaded Moonlite hatch stays. A 55-gallon in-floor baitwell, two 15-gallon baitwells in the transom, and a 165-gallon in-floor fish box in the forward cockpit sole that is plumbed and rigged with a macerator come standard on the Cape Sable. All lockers and baitwells feature LED courtesy lights as well.
High-speed electric trim tabs come standard, along with the Teleflex SeaStar hydraulic steering. Hell’s Bay even prewired the console for easy custom electronics installations. If you want, they can add a custom hard T-top. While the standard price may stop you at first, realize that it includes a custom tandem-axle aluminum trailer with a spare tire, aluminum wheels and disk brakes and a 150-hp Merc Optimax.
WEIGHT: 1,950 pounds
FUEL: 85 gallons
POWER: 150-hp Mercury Optimax
BASE PRICE: $64,000 (including boat, motor and trailer)
Hell’s Bay Boatworks