Ultraskiff 360 Watercraft

By: on October 04, 2015
Check It Out

I showed my girlfriend the Ultraskiff 360 and she asked if it was a Sit 'n' Spin for the water. And for once, before rolling my eyes at her lack of enthusiasm for anything she can't wear, drink from a stemmed glass, or use in the same sentence as the words "Taylor Swift", I thought about her comment. Maybe it's not a dig. And maybe it's not that far off base either. Sure, the more knowledgeable and respectful would probably call the Ultraskiff 360 a personal watercraft for lake goers and seafarers. But it does kind of look like a Sit 'n' Spin for fishermen. I bet it's at least as fun of a ride.

Clearly, the Ultraskiff 360 is a round boat. According to its makers, you don't see these very often because the shape tends to be pitchy and unstable. But the patented Ultraskiff design levels out its passengers, remaining sturdy and handling their center of gravity whether they're sitting, casting, standing, turning, or transitioning in and out. The disc-like vessel accommodates a chair, a casting stool, or a standing position, and a 44- to 55-pound thrust, 12V shaft trolling motor. Alone, its hull measures 6' in diameter and weighs just 125 pounds for easy transport. In addition to serious anglers and hobby fishermen, the Ultraskiff can be useful to game hunters stalking the water's edge, and waterfront property owners who just want a recreational joyride that's easy to launch and store.

Technical specs of the Ultraskiff 360 include:

  • Detachable pedestal mount with shock absorbers to cushion rides against chop, plus ensure the boat doesn't pitch and move with small shifts of onboard weight.
  • 8 x deep-grooved strap guides along the gunwales for securing to trailers or pickup beds with ratchet straps.
  • 3 x deep & wide storage compartments that double as cutting boards when opened.
  • 1 x battery compartment.
  • 4 cup holders/utility pockets.
  • 4 x 5 cleats with threaded inserts underneath (option to take them out and replace them with external rod holders or fish finders.)
  • 1 x molded tow ring that can be also used as an anchor push pin holder.
  • 6 x rod holders that can be used to create custom duck blinds, tents, sun shades and anything else out of 1 1/4" PVC.
  • 6 x skegs for tracking and hull protection.
Check it out

The Best Gifts for Outdoor Adventures

Recipients of the Best Gifts for Outdoor Adventures are the types who'd trade 4 walls for 4,000 feet, smart home devices for the smarts to build a home when left to their own devices, and a weekend Netflix binge for a...

Buy Now

YETI LoadOut Fishing & Utility Bucket

$39.99 from Amazon »

YETI made a bucket. Not surprising given the outdoor giant's stature and reputation. But is the YETI bucket a slam dunk? Let's see what kind of offense it's got....

Check it out

SmithFly Shoal Floating Tent

$1,499 from SmithFly »

We've seen tents in the trees, so why not tents on the water? The Shoal tent combines the floating fun of an inflatable raft with the after hours coverage of a sealed, waterproof canopy. That I sure hope is stronger than...

Check it out

eleMMent Palazzo Land Yacht

$3 million from Marchi Mobile »

DeLoreans set the standard and all, but if I had to travel to and from the future today, I'd want to hit the space-time continuum in equal parts comfort, class, and automatic liftable flybridge lounge that self-converts...

Buy Now

8-Person Island Raft

$120 - $319 from Amazon »

What is there to say about Tropical Tahiti's floating island raft fit for you and 7 of your favorite water-lovin', sun-soakin', float-happy, swimsuit-clad cats besides P-A-R-T-Y and O-R-G-Y?...

Check it out

Raptor Platform XL Fishing Boat

$2,685 from Raptor Boats »

The Raptor Platform XL Fishing Boat is where I imagine Chris Farley would reside if he moved from his van down by onto a raft down on the river. The inflatable floatable is certainly a sight to behold, and maybe in a...

Buy Now

Largemouth Bass Slippers

$15.99 - $22.69 from Amazon »

Good news, pescatarians! They've finally started making slippers out of fish - check out these largemouth bass slippers! - so you'll have something to wear while everyone else dons their bunnies, piggies, chickies, and...

Check it out

Strand Craft V8 Wet Rod

$49k from Strand Craft »

Strand Craft knows the best thing to do after you get hot is...get wet. So for the hot rod enthusiasts ready to take it to the next level, plus everyone else looking to showboat their wealth with a cushy, seafaring 2-seater...

Check it out

Pakayak - Packable Kayak

You won't be able to glide through the salty sea in a Pakayak this summer, but you should at least be able to pledge your loyalty to what the company is calling the world's first nesting kayak. The Pakayak's Kickstarter...

Check it out

Black Swan Superyacht

In a way it sucks that the Black Swan Superyacht is just a concept right now because that means its technologically-advanced, supremely-luxurious, ninja-shark-looking self doesn't really exist. But in way it's good too...

Buy Now

Butt Buoys

$29.95 from Amazon »

Were these sweet (cheeked) Butt Buoys used in the making of Weekend at Bernie's? If not, they should have been. Ahhh, nothing screams 80s class louder than a PVC anchor marker fashioned in the shape of an inverted lady's...

Check it out

Hammocraft Floating Hammock Frames

Lazy afternoon in the hammock meets float trip with a coupla coolers of beer and 3 of your best friends. Grab the Bud Light Lime, call Cornelius, Victor, and TJ, and prepare to launch the Hammocraft....