In 2011 Capt. Steve took on the task of rebuilding a 24′ Proline Flatback. Creating a roomy and stable fishing platform was priority number one when he took on this task. After looking at many other boats in the class of the 24′ Proline Flatback he knew exactly what he wanted. After months of what seemed like would never end the boat was finished and ready to fish out of in July of 2011.
Captain Steve’s 24′ Proline Flatback offers a shallow draft of 10″ to allow him to be able to stalk the fish that roam our shallow grass flats. It was equipped with a brand new 175 Suzuki 4 stroke outboard mounted on a Porta Bracket Jack Plate allowing Capt. Steve to navigate the shallow flats of Tampa Bay with out damaging the sea grass beds. The deep V entry at the front of the boat also allows for a comfortable ride when the open waters of Tampa Bay get choppy.
The open deck area offers anglers plenty of fishing room. No need to be packed on the boat like a bunch of sardines. Its forward casting deck has plenty of room for 3 anglers and the boat will accommodate 4 anglers with ease letting every angler have the chance to cast to the targeted fishing spot.
Top of the line Garmin electronics were installed to insure safe navigation by GPS while searching the bottom of the bay in deeper waters for fish holding structure with the sonar.
Capt. Steve also installed Sirius Satellite radio. The thought behind the radio was that some anglers may enjoy listening to some Jimmy Buffet, Country,Rock or maybe the Football game while fishing. Its also has a feature called a power button enabling Capt. Steve to turn it off for those anglers that enjoy the sounds of nature over music or sports.
Having plenty of bait and being able to keep it alive was a major concern. To make sure it would not be a problem a 43 gallon live well was installed to ensure all bait will stay alive and frisky.
Last but not least the vessel was FWC inspected and all the proper saftey gear is always on board and kept up to date.