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Snake Bight Edition2019-04-17T15:23:38+00:00

Islamorada 18 | Snake Bight Edition

The Islamorada Snake Bight uses all of the same materials and construction technology that all of the Islamorada Editions use. The Snake Bight receives the same attention to detail but has 3 lockers instead of the 5 in the Legacy. It has a small shrimp/crab well instead of the 30 gallon well of the Legacy and the price reflects those differences. It is our most popular Edition with guides and anglers.

Specs & Highlights

LENGTH 18′ 0″

BEAM 6′ 8″

DRAFT 5-8″

WEIGHT 550lbs

  • Same Patented and proven hull design with massive high volume built in spray rails, a staggered split chine below the waterline for silent poling and a radiused transom. No sponsons.

  • Offered in two hull forms: the 12-degree and 2-degree SS (Super Shallow) dead rise.
  • Standard engine is the all the 70 Yamaha 4 stroke on the 12 degree and 2 degree SS deadrise.

  • Custom Galvanized Trailer with walk board. Three galvanized wheels, Rainer radial trailer tires and LED lights.

  • Center console with storage for up to four 12-volt batteries and SS knot tying ring . Optional side console at no extra charge.
  • Gelcoat finish with choice of eight standard colors.

  • Oversized hatch gutters with rubber gaskets.
  • SeaStar hydraulic steering with high-speed 3.5 lock to lock steering.
  • Stainless steel 13” Edson steering wheel with ball bearing suicide knob, black or silver.
  • 12 volt AGM Marine battery with on/off switch in console.
  • Large dry storage under forward deck.
  • All hatches fitted with Gemlux 316 stainless steel flush mounted twist lock tension latches, Gemlux 316 stainless steel flush mounted hinges and stainless steel gas shocks.
  • Carbon fiber high capacity rod racks under gunnels with 10 large diameter flush fly rod tubes running forward. Cockpit sides and rod racks covered in water resistant Marine Mat.
  • 23/21-gallon fully baffled marine aluminum fuel tank.
  • 4.5-gallon bait well with drain aft port side.
  • Poling platform anodized aluminum with SeaDek pad.
  • LED lights in all compartment lockers/hatches/console/bait wells/under gunnels.
  • Billet Stainless Steel LED shark-eye navigation lights. LED stern light.

  • Stiffy push pole holders.
  • Engine manufactures fuel filter/water separator.

  • Console Switches, Rocker or Toggle In Custom Carbon Fiber CNC cut Bezel.
  • Trim Tab Rocker Switches in Custom Carbon Fiber CNN cut Bezel.
  • 12-volt Optima battery with on/off switch in console.
  • 1100 GPH Rule bilge pump, with Ultra automatic switch.
  • Lectrotab 316 Stainless Steel 12”x 12” trim tabs.
  • Heavy Duty Black Rub Rail.
  • 316 SS Bow and Stern eyes.
  • All wiring is of highest quality / tinned with heat shrink connectors.
  • Water tested and triple checked before delivery.

All Chittum Skiffs are water tested and triple checked before delivery.
Prices and features subject to change without notice.

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About the Snake Bight Edition

Our skiffs have 2 different hull bottoms, a 12 degree and a 2 degree deadrise. The 12 degree has significantly more deadrise or Vee in the bottom than our 2 degree hull. Everything above the chine is the same on all skiffs. The 12 degree skiff is the one preferred by most guides and anglers in Florida and most other areas where running in rough water is normal. 90% of our Florida skiffs are 12 degree bottoms. We have had many guides and anglers tell us that they have no problems reaching the shallowest tailing redfish or bonefish. Most guys tell us that when they first used their skiffs, the found themselves poling too shallow on the flat for the fish because they never had a skiff that could go that shallow.

This skiff is rated for up to a 90 HP engine but can be ordered with Performance Upgrade that is a different laminate schedule to allow up to 150 HP.

This is the preferred tournament boat and can do almost anything. It eats up rough water and the spray rails work exceedingly well. This design is the only one we have found that really works. There are three different consoles, livewells, a built crab/shrimp well and it can be rigged any way you need.

This skiff will run 42-45 with a 70 Yamaha 4 stroke depending on the load. It will also perform well with a 60 Tohatsu if the weight is kept down. With a 115 it is 60 MPH and a 150 will be in the 66-68 MPH range. The draft with a 70 Yamaha, fuel and gear is 7.75″.

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Our skiffs have 2 different hull bottoms, a 12 degree and a 2 degree deadrise. The 12 degree has significantly more deadrise or Vee in the bottom than our 2 degree hull. Everything above the chine is the same on all skiffs. The 12 degree skiff is the one preferred by most guides and anglers in Florida and most other areas where running in rough water is normal. 90% of our Florida skiffs are 12 degree bottoms. We have had many guides and anglers tell us that they have no problems reaching the shallowest tailing redfish or bonefish. Most guys tell us that when they first used their skiffs, the found themselves poling too shallow on the flat for the fish because they never had a skiff that could go that shallow.

This is our 2 degree skiff that is rated up to a 70 Yamaha. We stop at 70 HP not because the skiff can’t handle more HP but because the weight on the transom would be too much to allow the skiff to float level for shallow draft .and ease of poling. This skiff will float in shallower water than most of the fish we are after can swim in. Unlike some low deadrise skiffs this one can hold very well when poling in high winds. As long as you have some forward momentum this skiff will go in any direction you point it regardless of the wind direction or speed. The ideal engine is the 50 Tohatsu that will run it 37-38 mph. Like all 2 degree boats, this one is perfect for a 15″ shaft engine but only Tohatsu makes one at this point. We can go up to a 70 Yamaha if needed with a 20″ shaft.

The draft of this skiff with a 50 Tohatsu 4 stroke, fuel and gear is 4 7/8″.

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