FROM BOW TO TRANSOM, IT'S A 17' FLY-FISHING MACHINE
by: Martin Flory Group,
Photo by Martin Flory Group
(Jan 7, 2016 - )
The 17 ACE Flyfisher's Qui-Dry hull allows water to roll off the bow, rather than slapping it—essential when stealthily poling in the shallows. It also keeps the ride smooth, dry and comfortable when running in the chop.
Its 87" beam is wider than any other premium boat in its class, creating superior stability. This model easily accommodates three men on one gunwale without tipping. The width also provides more displacement, thereby dramatically reducing its draft down to 7"–9", depending on load.
With its fold-down bench seat, narrow console and extra wide 13" gunwales, the 17 ACE Flyfisher provides unmatched deck space for multiple anglers. Covered in soft, non-skid SeaDek, it's comfortable for all-day fishing. Quick-disconnect bass seats and poling platform are available in the Convertible version.
Everything on the boat has a highly specialized focus on fishing, from the snag-free deck and molded-in toe rail, to the eight rod tubes. Ample, easy-to-access dry storage abounds, including a cavernous 13.7 cu. ft. space under the bench seat. Dual 32 gal. livewells provide plenty of room for bait and caught fish.
The 17 ACE Flyfisher has an astonishing 135 hp capacity. Weighing only 910 lbs., or 710 lbs. for the Kevlar and carbon fiber hybrid version, it has serious speed potential. And with a 26 gal. fuel tank, it has the range to find the most remote fishing spots.
Available in a broad range of hull colors, including custom ACE wraps, the 17 ACE Flyfisher starts at around $41,000 with a 115 hp engine. A video on the ACE and convertible series is at bit.ly/1OiXDhp.
Action Craft builds 12 models of serious fishing boats for discriminating anglers. Under new ownership and management since 2012, it is expanding its dealer network throughout North America.
Contact Action Craft Boats, 830 NE 24th Ln, Unit C, Cape Coral, FL 33909. 239-574-7800; Fax: 239-574-7805. Actioncraft32@yahoo.com