Islamorada 18 | Legacy Edition
The Islamorada 18 Legacy Edition is the skiff that caught the entire skiff industry asleep at the helm.
THE ISLAMORADA 18 LEGACY. THE NEXT GENERATION OF FLATS SKIFFS.
“THIS IS NOT A BOAT YOU BUY, USE AND ABUSE TIL IT’S OLD OR COPIED A DOZEN TIMES AND SELL FOR A NEW ONE…
IT’S A LIFETIME INVESTMENT, A BOAT YOU CAN PASS ON TO YOUR CHILDREN…
The Legacy is our original deck layout with 4 hatches on the rear deck and one locker in the bow. Our signature floating console cooler with 360-degree toe kick and cooler seat. There is a large, 30 gallon, livewell/release well in the rear locker that doubles as dry storage. The lamination schedules are the same as the Snake Bight Editions and it can also be built on the 2 degree hull.
Specs & Highlights
LENGTH 18′ 0″
BEAM 6′ 8″
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 12-degree and 2-degree dead rise.
- Yamaha F70
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.
UFLEX hydraulic steering with high-speed 2.5 lock-to-lock/flush mounted pump under console.
Edson Stearing Wheel Black, Satin or Polished W/ 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 Ranier 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 Marine Mat.
25 -gallon fully baffled aluminum marine 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 cored with SeaDek with clear-coated carbon fiber underneath.
- 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.
Engine manufactured fuel filter.
Console rigged with Rocker switches in Carbon Fiber CNC Bezel.
12-volt Optima battery with on/off switch in console.
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.
Seat Cushion Set aft, Console seat and backrest.
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.
About the Legacy Edition
The Legacy utilizes the highest quality materials including 4 types of carbon fiber and a special high density racing core to give the best possible weight to strength ratios in the best design in the flats boat world.
This skiff is truly the finest boat that can be built today, but there is a downside. In this case, it is the expense and the difficulty of this type of construction. The materials cost is far greater than conventional boat building material and the craftsman doing this type of construction have to be highly trained and skilled. It takes a lot more time to build this way; the process simply cannot be rushed. We believe the end result is well worth it. For professional guides, owners of sportfish boats with a skiff on the bow and serious anglers worldwide, Chittum Skiffs has taken the state of the art of the shallow water skiff to the highest level possible.
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