MORE FREEBOARD AND A SHARPER ENTRY FOR OPEN WATER, TAPERING TO A ZERO-DEGREE TUNNEL AFT
Designed for longer runs across open waters, the 16'11" Cayenne incorporates more 'V' forward and more freeboard than the Copperhead while still maintaining Ankona's trademark poling characteristics and an honest 6" poling draft.
A Tunnel that Doesn't Act Like One
Tunnel-hull skiffs aren't generally known for their ride and poling performance. But we designed, prototyped, tested, and re-worked the Cayenne time and again until we were satisfied it could compete with any other tech skiff on the market.
At the same time, the Cayenne's zero-degree bottom at the stern and carefully optimized tunnel allow it to get on plane — and stay there — in exceptionally shallow water.
The Cayenne tops out around 37 mph with remote steering and a 60 hp, 32 mph with a tiller 40 hp.
The Cayenne features wide, walkaround gunnels; a large, uncluttered forward deck; and a molded inner liner. It is available with a tiller console, a center console, or an offset console.
A single large dry locker under the aft dock is accessed via gas-assisted hatch on the Backcountry edition. On the Tournament edition, twin stern hatches access a pair of 20-gallon compartments, with the port compartment ready for livewell plumbing. Forward storage is accessed via a large bulkhead hatch on both editions.
Specs and Pricing
Hull weight: 450 lbs.
Max hp: 40 tiller / 60 remote
Capacity: 4 persons / 585 lbs.
Console options: Tiller, center, offset
Hull-only price: Backcountry $9,460, Tournament $9,990
Sample water-ready price: $21,450 (Tournament Edition with center console, poling platform, aluminum fuel cell, electrical package, trim tabs, 60 hp Evinrude E-TEC, and custom aluminum trailer)