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Piranha Boatworks

In 1989 Craig Johnson set out to create a new kind of flats skiff. The shallow water anglers of Southwest Florida needed a different kind of boat to replace the heavy and unwieldy skiffs made with chopped glass, woven materials, and wood coring. Craig drew from his background in model design and manufacturing in the automotive industry, combined them with his love of boating, and the Piranha flats skiff was born. His goal was to create a strong yet lightweight skiff that could support a shallower draft and use smaller, lighter motors.

Craig’s first boats were tri hulls, designed to be working boats for fishing and skiing with large center consoles. But in 1993 inspiration struck and Craig created the original Piranha 14 foot flats boat. After four years of research and development, Craig introduced the Piranha 1700 flats boat. Both of these exceptional boats have remained staples in the world of flats fishing ever since. We are proud to say that our boats are just as well-crafted and ingenuitive today as they were in 1993.
Our Piranha boats are still made the same way, combining Craig’s winning design with the newest and highest quality materials. We use a Nida Core Foam core instead of wood, biaxial fiberglass, and high quality spec, low profile, polyester resins. Piranha Boatworks has always produced each boat one at a time, making our boats some of the most durable and well-made skiffs on the market. Our boats are hand-laminated and each boat is crafted to meet your specifications.
In 2015 Piranha moved to Sanford, Florida. Our Florida location allows us to stay close to the plentiful fisheries of Florida. In central Florida we are still close enough to support our customer base in the Carolina’s, the Gulf Coast states, and Texas. Bluewater Bay Yachts is the dealer for Alabama and the Northwest territory of Florida.
We currently have a Piranha Raso P140T and a Piranha Flats 1700 located at our facility Bluewater Bay Marina in Niceville, Florida. To schedule a showing please call our office at 850-897-4150 or complete the request for more information on our website. 

          PIRANHA FLATS 1400

The F1400 is the ultimate micro skiff. It’s economical to operate, taking advantage of its light weight and lower HP motors. With a ten degree deadrise and a V hull, which carries through to the transom, it’s able to cut through the chop to get you to the skinny water. You can leave your dock to fish your local waters or bring it aboard your mothership as a tender. At 14’, with 6’ of beam, it fits easily into a garage or on a smaller davit. It’ll get you in and out of the water with minimal effort and is light enough to be towed by a smaller vehicle. It’s a great boat to chase your favorite fish or play on the sandbar. It’s 14’ of pure fun!

Specifications

  • Length: 14′
  • Beam: 6′
  • Draft: 6″
  • Weight: 450lbs (approx)
  • Max HP: 40
  • 13 Gallon Fuel Tank
  • Aerated Livewell
  • Anchor Box
  • Forward Dry Storage Box

Standard Features

  • Nida-Core Cored Decks
  • 100% Hand laid Biaxial fiberglass
  • Diamond Non-skid deck and floor
  • Running Light package
  • Stainless Steel Bow and Stern eyes
  • 4 Drawer Tackle Center

Optional Features

  • Poling Platform
  • Trolling Motor Mount
  • Jack Plate
  • Fishing Rod Holders
  • Push Pole Holders
  • Many Colors Available

         PIRANHA RASO P140T

The Raso P140T is a basic 14 foot poling skiff that floats in 4 inches of water. It is the perfect platform to get you on and off the water quickly and simply. The economical skiff gets you into the skinny water with money still in your pocket. With all fiberglass construction and simple splatter deck a quick wash down and the boat is ready to put away.

Our process consists of a Hand laid hull and deck. The base hull includes a Portable 6 gallon fuel tank, 500 GPH bilge pump. Single tone gel coat color (Pure White, Sky Blue, Sea Foam Green, Teal, Canary Yellow, Grey and more), Piranha Tough rear helm cushion, plus more)

Specifications

  • Length 14′ 3″
  • Draft 4″
  • Beam 58″
  • Hull weight 275 lbs
  • Max HP: 20

Standard Features

  • All Hand Laid Fiber Glass
  • No Wood in any Piranha Boat
  • Rolled Gunnel Style
  • Forward Casting Deck
  • Rear deck
  • Rear Helm Cushion
  • Bow and Stern Eyes

Optional Features

  • Poling Platform
  • Grab Bar with Cooler holder
  • Cleat package
  • Nav Light package
  • Trolling motor
  • Shallow water anchor
  • Jack Plate
  • GPS/Fish Finder
  • Galvanized or Aluminum Trailer
  • Coffin box

    PIRANHA FLATS 1700

Our 1700 is a 17’ flats boat that rides like a bay boat. The V hull carries through to the transom, making it extremely stable with a large forward casting deck. Walk the gunnels or stand on the edge and this fishing platform barely moves. Four of the storage compartments are configurable prior to purchase (plumbed, insulated, or dry). The 1700 is a great boat for stalking your inshore target species or heading out with the family to hit the sand bar. Take a bite out of a Piranha today!

Specification

  • Length: 16′ 9″
  • Beam: 7′
  • Draft: 9″
  • Weight: 850lbs (approx)
  • Max HP: 90
  • 22 Gallon Fuel Tank
  • Aerated Livewell
  • 48″ Fish Box
  • 60 Qt Integrated Cooler
  • Anchor Box
  • Forward Dry Storage Box

Standard Features

  • Foam Cored Decks
  • 100% Hand laid Biaxial fiberglass
  • Diamond Non-skid deck and floor
  • Running Light package
  • Stainless Steel Bow and Stern eyes
  • 4 Drawer Tackle Center

Optional Features

  • Poling Platform
  • Trolling Motor Mount
  • Jack Plate
  • Fishing Rod Holders
  • Push Pole Holders
  • Many Colors Available

PIRANHA FLATS BAY BOAT F2000

The New F2000 is a 19’ 6″ Flats/Bay boat that provides a smooth dry ride. It offers a nice V hull that flattens out to a 7 degree dead rise at transom, making it an extremely stable fishing platform. Walk the gunnels or stand on the edge and this fishing platform barely moves. It has four storage compartments. One large dry storage well forward and three insulated wells in the stern. Two of the rear wells are plumbed as a bait well and release well. The third can either be dry storage or a cooler.  The F2000 offers a larger platform to fish and have fun with the family. Take a bite out of a Piranha today!

Specifications

  • Length: 19′ 6″
  • Beam: 7′ 8″
  • Draft: 6″ to 8″ under load
  • Weight: 1250 lbs (approx)
  • Max HP: 150
  • 6 Inch Jack plate
  • 30 Gallon Fuel Tank
  • Aerated Baitwell and Release well
  • Large Center console with room for flush mount electronics
  • Center Console Cooler Seat
  • Large Forward Dry Storage compartment

Standard Features

  • Transom Pocket Tunnel
  • Foam Cored Decks
  • 100% Hand laid Bi-axial fiberglass
  • Non-skid deck and floor
  • Running Light package
  • Stainless Steel Bow and Stern eyes
  • Center console grab bar and wind shield
  • 6 under gunnel rod holders
  • Hydraulic Steering
  • Trim Tabs
  • 4 Pop up cleats
  • Rub Rail Navigation lights

Optional Features

  • Poling Platform
  • Poling Platform Leaning Post
  • Casting platform
  • GPS fishfinder combo
  • Stereo System
  • Trolling Motor Mount
  • Fishing Rod Holders
  • Lighted gunnels and bait well
  • Push Pole Holders
  • Many Colors Available

          BAY BOAT B2200

Piranha Boatworks prides itself on designing boats that afford our customers a high level of functionality at a competitive price. It is our belief that you should spend your hard earned income on fun and family and not the logo on the side of the hull. The new Piranha Bay Series B2200 is all that and more. At just under 22 feet, it can take family and friends to the local sandbar for fun in the sun one day, and the next day it can take you out fishing for redfish, grouper, dorado, or stripars with your buddies. With a 55 gallon fuel tank and today’s economical outboards, it will take you to your secret fishing spots and to your favorite watering hole. It comes with plenty of seating and lots of storage. It is the ultimate platform for fishing, family and fun. Take a ride on a Piranha today and feel the difference. Get Predacious on a Piranha.

Specifications

  • Length: 21 ft, 9 in.
  • Beam: 8ft
  • Draft: 12 in (approx)
  • Deadrise: 15 degrees
  • HP Max: 200
  • HP Weight: 2000 lbs (approx)
  • Fuel Capacity: 60 Gallons
  • Transon: 25 in.

Special Features

  • 6 pop up SS cleats
  • Self Bailing Sump System
  • 1100 GPH Bilge Pump
  • 850 GPH Aerated Bait well pump
  • Rub Rall Navigation Lights
  • Center Console w/Cooler seat
  • Room for flush Mount Electronics
  • Rear Jump Seats

Optional Features

  • GPS fishfinders
  • Shallow water anchors
  • Stereo Systems
  • T Tops
  • Trolling motors
  • Consoles
  • Many Colors Available