Fish & Ski
Fish & Ski Statistics
- 5 Max
- 15 - 22 FT
Internal combustion engine mounted at the transom that incorporates motor, driveshaft and propeller.Jet Propulsion
Engine with a water-pump used to create propulsion.
Resembling the typical bowrider at first glance, Fish & Skis place a greater emphasis on two of the most popular boating pastimes — fishing and skiing. They’re still very much a bowrider, with ample seating, wraparound windshield, and a comfortable ride. When skiing’s on the agenda, utilize the in-floor ski locker and a safe attachment for the riders rope, like a transom tow eye or ski pylon. When fishing takes precedence, deploy a small, slow-speed, removable motor, or a “trolling motor”, grab a rod from the rod locker, and remove the cushions to mount swivel chairs. An aerated livewell, to store live bait or caught fish, usually replaces one of the storage compartments. Lounging areas, or “sunpads”, may also feature a casting platform below the removable cushions.
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The name makes clear a Fish & Skis primary focus. Removable cushions protect your vinyl and make for easy cleanup after a day hauling in your catch. Tilt the engine up and you can get into shallower or skinny waters via the included trolling motor. When the crew gets antsy, break out the tubes, skis or wakeboards and enjoy your favorite watersport. The bowrider at the Fish & Skis core, however, means you can enjoy all the other favorite boating pastimes, including a fun ride with friends, leisurely evening cruise, or sunny afternoon at the sandbar. A Fish & Ski’s trailerable size also means you can take the show on the road, easily trailering your craft to explore new bodies of water.
Which Engine is Right For Your Boat
Outboard power typically goes hand-in-hand with Fish & Ski models. Quiet and easy to service, outboards create additional room in the main seating area, or “cockpit”, and storage space by positioning the engine behind the back of the boat, also called the “transom”. Outboards can also be fully lifted, or “trimmed”, out of the water, an advantage when using a trolling motor to get into shallow waters.
Sterndrive power is another alternative. Sterndrives tuck the engine below a lounge area (sunpad) or the engine box at the back of the boat, and allow for an easily accessible and uninterrupted swim platform.