Carolina Skiff 21 Ultra

You Can Run this Full-Featured 21-Footer without Emptying Your Wallet

October 23, 2012
Powered by Suzuki’s new DF140A outboard, the Carolina Skiff 21 Ultra achieved a remarkable top speed of 43.1 mph. Courtesy Suzuki Marine
Propelled by 140 hp, the 21 Ultra reached planing speed in 8.5 seconds and accelerated to 30 mph in 11.3 seconds Courtesy Suzuki Marine
The 21 Ultra offers outstanding range with Suzuki’s new DF140A outboard. Best fuel economy came at 3,500 rpm where this Carolina Skiff achieved 5.6 mpg at 23.9 mph, for a range of 291 miles with its 52-gallon gas tank. Courtesy Suzuki Marine
The elevated bow casting deck is extra wide, and forepeak will easily accommodate an electric trolling motor. Jim Hendricks
The 21 Ultra offers voluminous dry storage below the bow casting deck and roomy anchor locker in the bow. Jim Hendricks
The aft casting deck is spacious enough to accommodate two anglers. A 20-gallon live bait well is situated below deck. Jim Hendricks
A pair of flip-up jump seats in the aft casting deck offer convenient places for crew to rest their backs while running to a new fishing spot. Jim Hendricks
Under-gunwale racks will accommodate as many as eight rods on each side. Coaming bolsters help cushion anglers’ thighs and knees while fishing. Jim Hendricks
Our test boat featured Teleflex Bay Star hydraulic steering, but did not include a compass. There is minimal room for mounting electronics on the center console.
The helm seat back includes four vertical rod holders and has room for a cooler within the seat frame. Jim Hendricks
Our test boat included an optional 12-gallon live bait well under the seat forward of the center console. Jim Hendricks

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