There has been a big push in the Inshore/Bayboat "Hybrid" demographics as of late, and it seems to be a growing trend. A boat that can seem to do it all is an attractive offering for the average person looking to get the most out of their CC. An offshore capable platform that can run skinny water as well seems to be the perfect solution for the sportsman that likes to do it all.
We came across the Shallow Sport 25' - X3 that seems to lean more towards the inshore line of Hybrid CC's. This tri-hull definitely looks vicious as she approaches, giving us confidence that this boat can handle any type of inshore chop you throw at her. The extensive console configurations and elevated helm seating are what makes the Shallow Sport stick out from the crowd. Extensive storage, rod holders and ample fishing space round this boat out well for anyone in search of a respectable fishing platform. Add in a ride that compares to grandpa's Cadillac, and you have yourself one solid inshore Center Console fishing machine.
The foam-filled stringer system is one of the reasons why Shallow Sports, built since 1983, are still in use today. The beefy, over built stringer is glassed to the hull, then foam-filled for unsinkable flotation and unquestionable strength. The one-piece molded liner deck is then bonded to the Stringer & Hull, making a super rigid boat, built to last. If you should forget to put your plugs in at the ramp, rest assured that the foam is completely encapsulated in the glass stringer to keep the foam from soaking up water. The quadrahedral hull, designed by legendary boat builder Willis Hudson is engineered to put water to work under the boat instead of in your face. Most conventional V-hull boats displace water outward, resulting in deeper draft, less stability and flotation, and wet ride. The quadrahedral hull is a series of V’s on a more stable flat style hull. The V entries break up chop much better than a completely flat bottom hull and force water to the center and up into the tunnel where the water is fed to your outboard engine. The result is a comfortable riding, dry boat that will easily cruise in as little as 6” of water and can maneuver out of as little as 3” should you get lost in the back country. Shallow Sport revolutionized the shallow water boating industry with its tunnel boats in 1983. They perform in the skinny back country like no other boat on the market. The full length tunnel provides enough non-aerated water to the motor to keep it from overheating. Hydraulic lifts raise the prop and lower unit of the motor up into the tunnel allowing the boat to propel its way forward in as little as 3” of water. With the proper operation, Shallow Sport boats are also “sea grass safe” meaning you won’t be digging ditches everywhere you run like in a conventional non-tunnel skiff.
Shallow Sport Boats are built to take on even the harshest of environments. Our success is the result of continuous innovation, proven construction techniques, and the most superior materials our industry has available.
1. 100% Hand-Laid Glass
All Shallow Sports are 100% hand-laid E-Glass to ensure maximum strength and guaranteed quality. This includes the hull, the stringer system, the console, the top deck, and even the hatches. Hand laying and rolling out every square inch of every layer of glass ensures a consistent lay up schedule as well as eliminates thin spots. Shallow Sport boats always uses the best high strength stitch-bonded fiberglass fabrics available through Fiber Glass Industries.
2. Composite Reinforcement
All components are sandwiched with hand-laid fiberglass and reinforced with Polyumac and Coosa composites. Polyumac is a structural honeycomb shaped core made up of polypropylene copolomer. Coosa “The ultimate wood replacement”, is a very strong and light weight fiberglass infused 20lb. density foam board alternative to wood that will never rot.
3. Three Part Double Bonded Construction Method
Super high strength bonding putty engineered for marine bonding applications is used to connect 1. the hand-laid hull with 2. the foam filled fiberglass stringer system, and 3. the vacuum bagged Polyumac inner liner. We then double bond the deck with the hull by hand laying 45 degree bi-axle E-glass to form a permanent connection of all three major components. The three part double bonded construction method builds an extremely strong and light weight boat made to handle the toughest of conditions.
CENTERLINE LENGTH: 25'5"
DRY WEIGHT (LBS.): 2500
DRAFT AT REST: 9.5"
DRAFT ON PLANE: 5"
HOLE SHOT DRAFT: 12" (APPROX.)
FUEL CAPACITY: 60GAL
REC. HORSEPOWER: 250
MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 10
Check out ShallowSportBoats.com to learn more about this brand.