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Carolina Skiff 21 Ultra

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

October 23, 2012
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Powered by Suzuki’s new DF140A outboard, the Carolina Skiff 21 Ultra achieved a remarkable top speed of 43.1 mph. Courtesy Suzuki Marine
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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
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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
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The elevated bow casting deck is extra wide, and forepeak will easily accommodate an electric trolling motor. Jim Hendricks
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The 21 Ultra offers voluminous dry storage below the bow casting deck and roomy anchor locker in the bow. Jim Hendricks
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The aft casting deck is spacious enough to accommodate two anglers. A 20-gallon live bait well is situated below deck. Jim Hendricks
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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
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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
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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.
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The helm seat back includes four vertical rod holders and has room for a cooler within the seat frame. Jim Hendricks
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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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