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  • Ultra shallow water performance
  • Advanced composite construction
  • Effortless poling
  • Whisper quiet
  • Third person carrying capacity
  • Extremely maneuverable, sea kindly, and dry
  • Custom built - one boat at a time with all fabrication and rigging performed in house
  • All customers are sea-trialed on their new boat upon delivery
  • Original design developed on the water
  • LamiflowTM; New Water’s exclusive tunnel design, allowing the propeller to be run above the hull bottom in an energy efficient laminar flow of water - all without doing damage to our precious grass flats
  • LamiventTM (optional); New Water’s patented technology, provides tunnel or non-tunnel hull performance with the flip of a switch
  • Yacht quality surfaces, styling, fit and finish
  • Clean non-glare custom blended New Water white
  • Non-skid on all walking surfaces
  • Huge dry storage compartments under fore and aft deck with oversized dam systems and unique underdeck manifold drains, gasketed, locking and quiet
  • Self-bailing cockpit with oversized scuppers and cambered deck surfaces
  • Interior compartments are non-lined and hand finished Awl GripTM polyurethane to save weight and increase storage space
  • Aft deck seat cushion (removable) folds into cockpit while fishing - does not cover up rear storage hatch
  • Custom-contoured console backrest cushion
  • Upholstered YetiTM 35 Qt. Tundra cooler (removable)
  • All upholstery handmade using hi-dense foam and heavy-duty marine vinyl
  • Large radii throughout provide safety, strength, and rapid draining
  • Navigation lights, SS Bilet LED sidelights
  • Full 5-year structural limited warranty


  • TeleflexTM Sea Star hydraulic under mount steering helm
  • 2 - 550 GPH Auto/Manual bilge pumps
  • Fuel filer/water separator
  • 16 Gallon .125” welded aluminum fuel tank (accessible)
  • On-Off battery switch

  • Fully cored
  • Carbon fiber and E glass
  • Foam, carbon fiber, and E glass structure with extensive limbers to ensure inner hull draining and long-term lightweight integrity
  • AshlandTM modified epoxy resin
  • PlexusTM methyl methacrylate adhesives
  • Awl GripTM polyurethane all interior surfaces
  • Thru-bolted and bonded hull/deck joint
  • Cook ArmorcoteTM in mold coating
  • Hatches constructed in multi piece tooling providing polished interiors to ensure a 100% seal against gaskets
  • Total wood free composite including transom
  • Console laminated to deck prior to hand-finishing, the ultimate in lightweight, strength, and cleanliness - with no fasteners

  • All anodized aluminum or 316 stainless steel chrome plated hardware thru-bolted with stainless steel/nylon locknuts
  • 4.5” stainless steel pop-up cleat on foredeck
  • Stainless steel fuel fill and vent
  • Welded anodized aluminum console grabrail
  • Welded anodized aluminum rails outboard of helm cushion
  • Flush stainless steel hinges
  • Stainless steel bow and stern eyes
  • Anodized aluminum rubrail thru bolted
  • Stainless steel flush cooler hold-downs
  • Locking stainless steel compression-style latches on hatches and console door
  • Stainless steel gas shock lifts on hatches
  • Stainless steel garboard drains

  • Ergonomically designed pod style helm provides comfortable operation standing or seated
  • Recessed gauges in carbon fiber panel under acrylic with anodized aluminum bezel
  • Weather protected, recessed, backlit switches and 12 volt power supply with circuit breakers in anodized aluminum
  • Color-coded tinned copper wiring harness
  • Welded anodized aluminum wraparound grab rail
  • Hinged/lift-out locking door with removable storage pouch
  • Anodized aluminum steering wheel with billet hub and power knob
  • Molded-in compass flat
  • Large footprint providing space for rigging accessories (keeping weight off the stern and components out of the elements)
  • Laminated to deck prior to hand-finishing

  • The Stilt was developed through several years of on the water testing one off designs - numerous length-to-beam ratios, running surfaces and hull forms were evaluated in our quest for the perfect skiff
  • A length-to-beam ratio of 4:1, along with canoe sections forward, provide the effortless poling of a micro skiff yet provide third person carrying capability, zero hull noise, extremely smooth ride, range and versatility
  • Stability is enhanced by waterline length, low deadrise angles and a close relationship between chine beam and overall beam
  • Lower freeboard not only keeps sail area down and minimizes weight, along with a slightly cambered running surface, it guarantees maneuverability and tracking on the push pole second to none - even when it is howling
  • An oversized spray knocker and horizontal surface at the sheer provide extreme “overhang” in the forward sections, keeping the ride very dry - even in a beam sea the four strakes below the waterline turn the spray down and aft
  • Extreme ultra shallow draft performance with the propeller above the hull bottom are guaranteed with New Water’s exclusive LamiflowTM tunnel design
  • The speed and low resistance which derive from her design can be further enhanced with New Water’s optional LamiventTM patented technology which provides tunnel or non-tunnel hull performance with the flip of a switch - Speeds over 30 mph can be reached with a 50 hp outboard
  • Careful weight studies were conducted throughout the development to assure ultra shallow poling with even keel performance

  • Horizontal rod storage under foredeck - unique design provides full-length rod tubes for up to eight rods 10’ long
  • 2 Horizontal rod tubes under aft deck
  • Rear Hatch Liftoff insert—New! (Shown)
    Rear Hatch Lifeout insert
  • Separate deck and cockpit sole structures provide under-deck toe kick for secure footing and added storage
  • Padded inner hull sides for sound deadening and reel protection
  • 8-gallon livewell astern with a 1.5” drain (raw water pump and recirculate optional)
  • Port light molded into livewell hatch
  • Fish-measuring device molded into fore and aft hatches
  • All deck hardware recessed for a snag free surface
  • Full-width sidedecks joining fore and aft casting platforms into one continuous non-skid fishing platform

Stilt Slideshow