With Mako’s unusual “Advanced Inverted V” hull shape, which rides a bit like a powercat and helps smooth out the bumps in a choppy bay, the Mako Pro Skiff 19 CC is going to be a top pick for anglers who plan to fish when a breeze has kicked up. The hull design also enhances stability while maintaining a skinny nine-inch draft, making this a great rig for shallow-water, light-tackle casting.
Critical Fishing Features
- 25-gallon live well
- 72-quart cooler seat
- Six vertical console rod holders
- Forward console cooler/seat
- Electronics flat at console for flush-mounting
- The fact that you can run this boat when many others of its size will stay at the dock is one of its best angling attributes. Sure, all 19-footers have their limits, but this hull mitigates the banging and spray noticeably compared to most boats this size.
- Fore and aft raised casting decks both are snag-free and have toe-kicks, making them perfect for fly-fishing.
- The unique T-seat T-top that’s available with this model gets you three rocket launchers and is hinged, so you can get a top yet still fit this rig into a garage.
Mako is a much-vaunted name in the world of fishing boats, and while the Pro Skiff 19 CC is a completely different type of boat compared to the legendary Makos of yesteryear, it’ll likely be making a mark of its own among anglers from coast to coast.
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