Ultraskiff - Ultra Odd, but Ultra Kinda Cool
I’ve been contemplating a personal watercraft for fishing for many months now. I initially wanted one of the two-pontoon sit down in the water deals, but then realized that an actual boat isn’t that much more expensive. So I looked at jon boats of all shapes and sizes, and pondered that for a while. Then I saw some videos of a guy doing some pretty awesome fishing with a kayak you could stand up in.
Basically, I strongly desire the ability to get out away from the shore to fish the best parts of the water - but am undecided as to what the best method is.
Here are the things I want in a watercraft:
- ideally it’s small enough that I don’t have to buy a trailer or store it in my small driveway (just not huge)
- sturdy and NOT prone to tipping (I am the tippiest person you ever met when it comes to water - kayaks scare me)
- easy to use - I don’t want to have to row with both arms just to stay put while I’m trying to fish
Then I saw a video for the Ultraskiff. And all my prayers were answered.
It’s seems quite ingenious and does everything I want. It even gets you up higher so you can see down in the water - without having to stand up and balance the whole time. It’s sturdy, easily transported on any vehicle, and it seems like it has nice storage too.
It’s perfect in every way! … except that it just looks kinda weird.
I know it’s not the most important factor - and honestly I’d buy one if they never changed the style because I think they’re that practical - but I just can’t get over the fact that it looks like a drainage pipe. Maybe with a custom paint job it’d be cooler?
Ultraskiff is a startup company and they’re not shipping these yet - so I don’t know what kind of cost will be associated with it. Based on the features, I’d put it in the $2000 range (more expensive than a kayak - but not an actual boat). I hope it’s cheaper than that though. We’ll have to wait and see…