17 Bay Boats and Skiffs at the 2016 Miami Boat Show

This year’s show offered many impressive boats for serious inshore and coastal fishing.

The remarkable increase in the popularity of bay boats was obvious at the 2016 Miami Boat Show, as was the increasing sophistication of these coastal performers. While this gallery can’t begin to show all of the boats in this category on display at the show, it offers a good selection (randomly ordered) of bay boats and skiffs from many top manufacturers.

WELLCRAFT 221 FISHERMAN

WELLCRAFT 221 FISHERMAN

2016 Miami International Boat ShowDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
BARKER BOATWORKS 26 CALIBOGUE BAY  (dockside, wide-angle view)

BARKER BOATWORKS 26 CALIBOGUE BAY (dockside, wide-angle view)

2016 Miami International Boat ShowDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
CAROLINA SKIFF 218 DLV

CAROLINA SKIFF 218 DLV

2016 Miami International Boat ShowDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
SEA CHASER 26 LX BAY

SEA CHASER 26 LX BAY

2016 Miami International Boat ShowDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
SEA CHASER 26 LX BAY

SEA CHASER 26 LX BAY (view from foredeck)

2016 Miami International Boat ShowDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
HEWES REDFISHER 16

HEWES REDFISHER 16

2016 Miami International Boat ShowDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
HEWES REDFISHER 16 (from above)

HEWES REDFISHER 16 (from above)

2016 Miami International Boat ShowDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
GRADY WHITE 191 COASTAL EXPLORER

GRADY WHITE 191 COASTAL EXPLORER

2016 Miami International Boat ShowDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
GRADY WHITE 191 COASTAL EXPLORER  (Bow-on view)

GRADY WHITE 191 COASTAL EXPLORER (Bow-on view)

2016 Miami International Boat ShowDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
GRADY WHITE 191 COASTAL EXPLORER  (bow-on view from above)

GRADY WHITE 191 COASTAL EXPLORER (bow-on view from above)

2016 Miami International Boat ShowDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
PATHFINDER 2600 HPS

PATHFINDER 2600 HPS

2016 Miami International Boat ShowDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
SCOUT 231 XS

SCOUT 231 XS

2016 Miami International Boat ShowDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
YELLOWFIN 24 CARBON ELITE (with optional T-tower/second-station option)

YELLOWFIN 24 CARBON ELITE (with optional T-tower/second-station option)

2016 Miami International Boat ShowDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
SEA VEE 270Z

SEA VEE 270Z

2016 Miami International Boat ShowDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
MAVERICK MIRAGE 17 HPX

MAVERICK MIRAGE 17 HPX

2016 Miami International Boat ShowDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
SEA CHASER SEA SKIFF 19

SEA CHASER SEA SKIFF 19

2016 Miami International Boat ShowDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
BOSTON WHALER 150 MONTAUK

BOSTON WHALER 150 MONTAUK

2016 Miami International Boat ShowDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
CAROLINA SKIFF 238 DLV

CAROLINA SKIFF 238 DLV

2016 Miami International Boat ShowDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
GRADY WHITE 251 COASTAL EXPLORER

GRADY WHITE 251 COASTAL EXPLORER

2016 Miami International Boat ShowDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
PATHFINDER 2600 TRS

PATHFINDER 2600 TRS

2016 Miami International Boat ShowDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
WELLCRAFT 221 AND 241 FISHERMAN

WELLCRAFT 221 AND 241 FISHERMAN

2016 Miami International Boat ShowDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
SEA CHASER 23 LX BAY

SEA CHASER 23 LX BAY

2016 Miami International Boat ShowDoug Olander / Sport Fishing