My skiff is a Maverick 18 hpx. this boat is a beast and this is the second one that I have owned. This skiff is 18'9" and is powered by a brand new Yamaha 115 four stroke engine. This engine is much lighter than earlier models and balances this skiff very well. Its will push us easily unto the upper 40s and still allow us to fish in shallow water.This skiff will allow us to cross big or rough water, run the beaches and still pole in 8 inches of water. I have a Minn Kota Ipilot trolling motor that allows us to maneuver in deep water or heavy current. To keep weight down I have equipped this boat with a lithium battery system that reduces the weight by over 115 pounds. This boat is truly multi purpose. I can set it up for fly, spin, or live bait fishing. with the addition of the trolling motor to the large front deck we can spend the day throwing plugs and soft plastics on spinning gear. The big back deck is perfect to stand on and fight fish while anchored up live baiting. There are several large dry hatches to give you room to store all of the gear you may bring with you. Clients love the Maverick 18 HPX with its comfortable seats and layout. There is no other skiff that i have found that is as versatile as this one.