Mako Boats Pro 17 Skiff

Mako Boats’ 17-foot Pro Skiff is rigged to fish at an easy-on-the-wallet price.

Mako Boats’ Pro Skiff Series, which include 16- and 17-foot models, doesn’t scrimp on the fishing features. Plus, value-conscious anglers can purchase the new center-console skiffs at used-boat prices. Highlighted below is the Pro 17 Skiff.

An Advanced Inverted (AIV) vee-hull design, wide beam and foam-filled construction provide a smooth, dry ride and stable platform. Because of the hull build, carrying larger loads is not a problem, even when powered by smaller-horsepower engines—as low as a 30-hp Mercury engine that sips from a 6.6-gallon fuel tank.

Inside, features include a forward-seat 8-gallon aerated baitwell, cushioned helm seat with built-in 85-quart cooler, and raised bow and stern fishing decks. The center console handles two vertical rod holders, navigation lights, below-console storage, and room for electronics and windshield.

Florida Sportsman editors first saw the boat at the 2012 Miami International Boats Show. The Pro Skiff series won the 2012 NMMA Innovation Award for Fishing Craft up to 24 feet at the show. Mako Boats’ Larry L. Whiteley provided the photos below.

Mako Pro 17 Skiff Specifications:

Length: 17 feet, 4 inches
Beam: 80 inches (or 6 feet, 8 inches)
Draft: 8 inches
Max recommended horsepower: 60 hp
Fuel Capacity: 6.6 gallons
Hull Weight: 950 pounds
Cockpit Depth: 18 inches
Deadrise: 10 degrees
Price: $ 13, 595

Mako Boats
2500 E. Kearney
Springfield, MO 65898
(417) 873-4555

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  • Andrew Gonzalez

    Smooth &dry ride. This beats up on a Carolina skiff. No comparison.

    • Steve

      It better for the price!

  • Everglades Tour

    Price is as good as well! And it's very perfect for the ride. I just pleased to know about this entry and got an inspiration from this. Thanks the head up!!!!!

  • John F. Alexander

    I’ve owned a 17 footer for about a month in Tampa Bay. Great boat so far. Handles Bay chop very well. It feels like a larger boat due to its width and hull. I have had a few quality control problems with the hull. But the Tracker Dealer fixed them under warranty, I personally do not put more than 3 large adults in the boat while underway, fishing etc. I do not like the fact that the Mercury Outboard is made in China. So far I am basically happy with the boat. Its a keeper.

  • Luke Bonura Jr.

    how much did you guys pay for it?