Hell’s Bay 21 Cape Sable Center Console First Glance

The company's biggest hull to date, a 21-footer, sets off on an entirely new course for Hell's Bay. The Cape Sable 21 lets you venture forth to rougher waters.

October 6, 2003
Hells Bay 21_03

Hells Bay 21_03

In the relatively few years it has been in business, Hell’s Bayhas gained a reputation for using forward-thinking constructionmethods to build one of the finest and lightest lines offlats-fishing skiffs in the world. But you certainly wouldn’t wantto take a Hell’s Bay skiff offshore – until now. The company’sbiggest hull to date, a 21-footer, sets off on an entirely newcourse for Hell’s Bay. The Cape Sable 21 lets you venture forth torougher waters. You get the same advanced technology: vinylesterresin to prevent water intrusion in the laminate,Kevlar/S-Glass/carbon-fiber hull, deck and components sandwichingvacuum-bagged Core-cell composite. To prevent electrical problems,Hell’s Bay uses only sealed mil-spec switches. The owners of Hell’sBay (Hal Chittum and Flip Pallot) both fish fanatically, so nofishing feature on these boats has been overlooked. Theundergunwale rod racks are long enough to accommodate bothconventional and fly rods. Twin 20-gallon baitwells in the transomcomplement the 55-gallon in-deck livewell, all powered by dualbronze Oberdorfer livewell/washdown pumps. And if you’re luckyenough to find and catch fish, you can put them in the 165-gallonfish box beneath the foredeck.

As you’d expect from a boat with so much focus on quality, it’salso extremely handsome. Standard equipment extends to an Edsonaluminum destroyer wheel with integral power knob and TeleflexSeaStar hydraulic steering for unsurpassed ease of maneuvering. Oh,and when you look at the price below, before you blanch, rememberthat it includes a gorgeous, custom, tandem-axle aluminum trailerwith spare tire and aluminum wheels.

LOA 20 ft. 8 in.
BEAM 8 ft. 2 in.
DRAFT 1 ft. 5 in.
DEADRISE 20 deg.
WEIGHT 1,950 lb.
FUEL 85 gal.
MSRP $58,000 (w/Mercury 150 OptiMax)


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