“I fish all day and only burn 5 gallons of gas. I like the fact that I can go in real shallow water and the boat is easy to clean.”
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“I have been a Maritime fan from the first 5 minutes that I rode on friends 20 footer five years ago. Within 2 months I was buying my 23′ Patriot.
Since then, I have found the performance to be exceptional. The boat serves my family well both as a beach shuttle and fishing machine that I regularly take 10+ miles offshore. We use the boat 2-3 days a week all summer long and get a lot of pleasure from it. I would buy and recommend another Maritime in a heartbeat.”
“I am into the second season with my 23 Patriot. She is solid, dry and handles great in all sea conditions. Powered by a 140 HP four-stroke Suzuki she gets excellent gas mileage, over 3 N.M. per gallon and cruises easily at 22-25 knots, top end is 32 knots. Overall quality is excellent and everything was well thought out. From the short chop of Delaware Bay to the rips off Cape May, NJ, to 3-5 ft. seas 45 miles offshore, she is a pleasure to fish. The cabin is great for storage and weather protection. The 23 Patriot has the ride and feeling of a much larger boat. My season is April through December. This boat is fished in all types of weather and sea conditions and has handled all of it without a problem. You should be very proud to put your name on this boat.”
Thank you, Charlie K.
“At the beginning of the season I was afraid that I underpowered my 23 Defiant. Everybody I talked to and every boat of similar size all had 200-225hp motors and here I was with a small 140hp motor. As the season started I was amazed. We fished the opening day of striper season and ran the boat 15 hours and traveled approximately 70-80nm. At the end of the day I only burned 15.9 gal of gas. Run a boat that long and that far and only use that amount of gas. Who would have thought! As the season progressed and gas prices skyrocketed I started to think…oh my god, I’m going to need a second job just to keep gas in the boat. Not so! Now let’s put things in perspective; as of yesterday I just turned 220 hours on my motor and have traveled approximately 1700nm in the boat (according to the gps) and burned no more than 15-20 gal. of gas (maybe 25 gal. at the most) per trip. Before going out I put $50 in the tank, ran all day and the gas gauge never moved. Heck, I spend more money in a week on gas for my pickup truck and don’t get the enjoyment I do on the boat. I can’t say how happy I am with the boat. This is the driest most economical boat I have ever owned, not to say what space! I’ve been able to fish 3-4 guys at a time casting and have not had anyone complain about being in someone else’s way.”
Eric E. Fall 2008
“I have had this boat offshore 30 – 35 miles tuna fishing and it is unparalled. It rides better than boats 5’ larger and takes confused seas with no problem. I often find boats trail me through inlets because the Maritime cuts the seas so well. “
Very Happy Maritime Owner 20 -D
“We love our Maritime 1690, it is stable and has dry ride. We have caught lots of fish including tuna and sharks. We are very happy.”
Greg and Karen B.
“I use my Maritime Skiff 20-D model on the Chesapeake Bay. The openness of this boat allows me to take many people fishing, and the platform allows for great flycasting. This has been an excellent, seaworthy boat. Last April, my first trip out, I took a friend to the Susquehanna Flats, a reknown catch and release striper fishery. The quiet running Honda and the shallow draft allowed us to fish quietly and in a lot of shallow areas. We caught 12 stripers between 35 and 41 inches that day … also my best day ever. This summer I took friends and family out crabbing and was able to have 7 or 8 people on the boat all taking turns netting, and the boat was as stable as ever. In the rougher fall and winter months, I fished when few others were out. This boat takes steep seas and rough water extremely well with no spray in the face (as with my old C-Hawk). I teach boating and fishing for various Women’s organizations and they are convinced they can all become captains themselves when they see how easy this boat is to operate. Since I use the boat about 200 days a year, I find the low maintenance and fuel economy very satisfactory!”
“I can’t say enough positive things about my Challenger 23. The first thing that strikes me is the overall design. Very simple & functional. Everything from the dry cabin with plenty of ventilation to the placement of rails has been so well thought out. The other is the seaworthiness of the boat. I’ve been out in some pretty rough seas with waves crashing over the bow & never had any issues- that was going out! Coming in, the transom design kept water out the rear of the boat in following seas. We were trolling in 8ft following seas! Everyone who comes on board leaves thoroughly impressed.”
Mike C. – Guam
“I’m just back from a fishing trip to the North West corner of Washington state (Neah Bay/Cape Flattery). It was my first chance to experience the Challenger in big ocean swell (11′, 9-10sec) with wind waves, etc.. Overall, very good. The boat tracked well, rolled predictably, and was dry. The 225HP engine and 4-blade prop were a perfect match!”
“Whether fishing big water 30 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico for red grouper, or in the mangroves in shallow skinny water, the Maritime Pioneer handles the situation great.
Recently, we were leaving our creek to go offshore king mackerel trolling when we decided to troll for snook out of our creek. To our surprise a large snook took the trolling spoon and ran with it into the mangroves. Richard backed the boat right into the mangroves so I could wrestle the monster snook of out the root system. Five minutes from our dock! We decided to continue our adventure and went offshore for the king mackerels. No luck that day there, but the boat handled the 3-4 ft chop fine, we were high and dry.
Boat is doing great!”
Richard and Betty M.
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