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ONE OWNER - STORED INSIDE - LIKE NEW CONDITION - LOW HOURS
(175 hours with clean diagnostic report)
Mission Statement (BoatTest.com)
The mission of the Carolina Skiff 198 DLV is to serve as a tough-as-nails personal utility boat that can seamlessly blend the functions of a fishboat with a family day boat. With a hull draft of only 9” (23cm) she can venture into skinny water where other boats wouldn’t stand a chance. And as a platform for window shopping the nooks and crannies of waterfront real estate, she shines even more. That low draft also enables her to sneak into the far reaches of coastal rivers and tidal creeks -- and be tied up at a dock that has skinny water during moon tides.
CAROLINA SKIFF 198 BOAT REVIEW (Rudow's FishTalkmag.com)
The Carolina Skiff 198 is a boat that eschews those bells and whistles that drive up cost, and instead offers up a simple, straightforward, economical, safe platform that’s equally at home both fishing and crabbing.
Think of a place you want to go on the water and the DLV Series can get you there at the right price. The heart and soul of the DLV lays in its unsinkable, all-fiberglass, modified-V hull, designed for offshore excursions. But the real beauty of the DLV is its wide beam and 6- to 8-inch draft, enabling you to navigate across shallow flats, up coastal rivers and even into tidal creeks.
Whether you want to tool the rivers and bays in the 17-foot DLV 178 with a 90 HP or roar offshore in a 25-foot DLV 258 with a 200 HP, the DLV Series comes in five different sizes to suit your boating needs. Every DLV comes standard with a spacious console, fuel tank, high-speed bilge pump, cushion seat set, built-in cooler and plenty of storage space for all the family’s gear.
Popular options for the DLV include a Bimini top made with durable Sunbrella® fabric or a T-Top, complete with rod holders and docking lights. Step up your seating with a deluxe leaning post featuring extra storage and expedite your fishing activities with a built-in cutting board and bait station. If snorkeling or diving is more your passion, consider adding a swim platform with telescoping fold-up ladder. With a just couple of upgrades, you’ll have a boat that can truly do it all without breaking the bank.