Hell's Bay was not the only company sporting a beautiful new skiff at this year's show, however. Bohemian Boatworks (bohemianboatworks.com), a Sarasota, Florida-based outfit, was displaying its new Bohemian 17, and it looks to be a winner. The Bohemian is 17 feet, 9 inches in length with a 72-inch beam. The hull weighs 550 pounds, company president Robert Helmick told me, and it'll draft between 7 to 9 inches depending on outboard selection (40- to 70-hp options are available). Bohemian builds their boats custom-ordered, factory-direct, and it all starts with a stepped, V-pad hull that, from the looks of it, ought to produce an incredibly smooth, dry ride. Helmick says that this hull design increases draft slightly, but that the performance benefits far outweigh it.