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Yellowfin 17 Carbon Elite First Glance

Super lightweight skiff features new hull, original deck.

June 26, 2020
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Yellowfin 17 Carbon Elite running across a bay
Yellowfin’s 17 Carbon Elite features a laminate schedule consisting of Kevlar, carbon fiber and E-glass weave. Courtesy Yellowfin Yachts

With the 17 Carbon Elite, Yellowfin has built a new, cutting-edge version of its smallest skiff. The 17 CE features the same functional, ergonomic deck layout that made the original version popular with hardcore shallow-water anglers. However, the new hull introduces a deeper deadrise forward and sharper entry to facilitate big runs across choppy bays.

Yellowfin also built this new hull with a single-step running surface for increased fuel efficiency and performance. Its laminate schedule mirrors that found in Yellowfin’s 24 CE bay boat, which introduced the first-ever Kevlar, carbon fiber and E-glass weave, all vacuum-bagged with top quality vinylester resin.

The boat comes standard with an 8-foot Power-Pole shallow-water anchor and a jack plate. Notable options include additional or larger Power-Poles, a poling tower and a trolling motor.

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Specifications

LOA: 17 ft. 4 in.

Beam: 6 ft. 8 in.

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Dry Weight: 800 lb.

Draft: 8 in.

Transom Deadrise: 12 deg.

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Fuel Capacity: 22 gal.

Max HP: 115 hp

Base Price: $55,228 w/ Mercury 60 hp Big Foot

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