July 05, 2023
Florida Sportsman kicks off a new series where we will be conducting on-the-water tests, speaking with industry professionals and exploring how your favorite boat models are made in exclusive factory tours. There's no better way to start the series than with Skeeter Boats, a brand that embodies its motto "Eat, Sleep, Fish", as they celebrate their 75th anniversary this year. Skeeter has become a major influencer in the fishing industry, crafting boats that have changed the way people fish for both fresh and saltwater species.
From bass boats to bay boats, Skeeter prides themselves on being purpose-built from bow to stern by anglers for anglers, making them highly regarded by weekend warriors as well as pros like Brandon Palaniuk, who says Skeeter Boats and fishing are synonymous: “Skeeter Boats is fishing and fishing is Skeeter Boats... The heartbeat of this company is fishing."
In the video above, Palaniuk and fellow Skeeter pros Mark Courts and Ryan Rickard talk about the impact Skeeter has had on their careers and wish the company a happy anniversary.