Ankona ShadowCast

The ShadowCast 16 may be small, but it’s big on performance. You can fish and pole next to any high dollar skiff. Designed for a 9.9 to 20 hp engine, the ShadowCast can take you anywhere a kayak can can go, without the paddling.

Clean and efficient, the Ankona ShadowCast minimizes fuel usage so you’ll spend less on gas and more time on fishing. On-the-water GPS tests with a 9.9 hp have shown this skinny water boat running at an average WOT speed of 21.4 miles per hour.

Even in choppy water, you’ll enjoy a smooth ride with the forward “V” entry at the bow. The Ankona ShadowCast is a low-resonance no-slap hull, with a true 5-6 inch draft with 2 anglers plus gear. This boat tracks straight, and spins and stops effortlessly under a pole. The ShadowCast has a small tunnel for running in very shallow water.

The ShadowCast is surprisingly stable, a very important consideration in a shallow water poling skiff.

Ankona Native SUV

The Ankona Native SUV is our Sportsman Utility Vessel. We start with a great shallow water poling skiff that tracks, spins and stops like the best skiffs on the market, then we build it with no hull slap and low resonance.

Then you decide what size, setup and options you want so you get the ideal SUV for your fishing needs. The Native SUV is the best value available in the skiff market today.

Each Ankona Native SUV is built with premium materials featuring Iso/Npg gelcoats, high strength Iso blend resins and bi-axial fabrics. PRISMA preform stringer system, honeycomb core in deck and floor with high density expanded PVC board used in transom and high stress deck ares result in an extremely strong but lightweight skiff.

Ankona Copperhead

The new Ankona Copperhead is faster, smoother and better than ever with a large, uncluttered deck and a comfy cockpit.

Twin stern hatches in the Tournament Edition with the port side a standard 20 gal live well ready for plumbing. All hatches have tight tolerances with flat gasketing underneath for a really dry compartment. Speaking of compartments, inside of each have smooth molded structural liners for a great finish and helped us keep the skiff at its same poling draft.

New hull mods include a new drop nose sharp V to give a really smooth ride for a skiff in this class. Sharp edges on the bottom chines and stern edges (along with other secrets) make the hull more efficient. It planes quicker, turns tighter and is about 10% faster at full throttle with 30 hp.

Each Copperhead is built with premium materials featuring Iso/Npg gelcoats, high strength Iso blend resins and bi-axial / tri-axial fabrics. PRISMA preform stringer system, honeycomb core in deck and floor with high density expanded PVC board used in transom and high stress deck ares result in an extremely strong but lightweight skiff.

Ankona Cayenne

We are pleased to announce our 2012 Ankona Cayenne! So, why the Cayenne? Its a design to run across more open waters with more “V” and freeboard at the forward entry tapering back to a zero degree deadrise tunnel stern to run over extended shallow waters. Length is 16′ 11” with a 71” beam. Wide walk around gunnels, large uncluttered front deck and clean molded finished cockpit interior space. Twin stern hatches with the port side a standard 20 gal live well ready for plumbing.

Now tunnel skiffs haven’t been noted for a great ride or being a great poling skiff. We’ve only been working on this hull for 2 years and feel its ride and poling attributes are nothing less than exceptional for any skiff and definitely at the top for any tunnel design.

Just a note about tunnels.. most mfg’s say they can put a tunnel insert into their skiff mold and build you a tunnel skiff. We can only say, if you have a skiff that performs at its best, you just can’t put an tunnel in it and expect the same

The Cayenne 17 has been designed, prototyped, tested, re-worked time and time again over the past 2 years as a tunnel skiff that offers the best ride and poling characteristics as any other tech skiff on the market.