The SHALLOW-WATER MARC in tight cover.When fishing bays and estuaries, When fishing bays and estuaries, Poveromo gets behind the wheel of his 2014 Mako 21 Light Tackle Skiff (LTS) – SHALLOW-WATER MARC. This new bay/flats-style boat from Mako (www.makoboats.com) is powered by the new Mercury (www.mercurymarine.com) FourStroke 150-horsepower outboard. It is fully tricked-out with the latest fish-catching equipment.

With an overall length of 21-feet, beam of 8-feet, four-inches, and an approximate loaded weight of 3,400 pounds, this new 21 LTS features plenty of fishing space along with a soft and stable ride. Matched with a 17-pitch Mercury Tempest prop and hydraulic jack plate, the SHALLOW-WATER MARC generates a very economical cruising speed and top ends out at 42 miles-per-hour. Factor in the 56-gallon fuel cell, and traveling long distances aboard the boat is an easy, quick and enjoyable proposition!

GOING LIGHT, AND FAR –  Looking to lighten up this flats-style boat to access even skinnier waters, and to dramatically increase its range, Poveromo changed out the 225-horsepower Mercury Verado after the boat’s first season for the new Merc FourStroke 150-horsepower outboard.  At 455-pounds, this outboard is the lightest in its weight class.  The in-line four-cylinder, single-overhead-cam outboard generates its strong torque curve through a 3.0 liter displacement block.


A pair of the new Blade Edition Power Poles enable the SHALLOW-WATER MARC to instantly lock down in depths approaching ten feet.THE CONTROL CENTER – The console features a tall windshield and plenty of dash space to accommodate a SIMRAD NSS 12 Fishfinder/Chart Plotter (www.simrad.com), SIMRAD VHF, and compass. The SIMRAD NSS 12 unit, incidentally, features SIRIUS Satellite weather and also StructureScan. A state-of-the-art JL Audio (www.jlaudio.com) sound system with power amp, along with SIRIUS Satellite Radio, lets the SHALLOW-WATER MARC make a bold statement in the entertainment arena.

Within the console, incidentally, are two cranking batteries and battery charging systems for both the cranking batteries and the three trolling motor batteries. Also in here you’ll find a fire-extinguisher, flares and first aid kit. Speaking of safety, the deluxe tournament console grab rail is perfect to hang on to at speed. There’s an aft 30-gallon, fully-plumbed live well, surrounded by plenty of aft deck casting space. In the bow, there’s the new MotorGuide (http://www.motorguide.com/) Xi5-80FW wireless trolling motor (24Volt, 80-lb. thrust). A custom SeaDek helm pad (www.seadek.com) further comforts the ride, while adding a sharp touch to the skiff.

There's plenty of forward casting space on the new Mako 21 LTS.LOCKING DOWN
– For instantly and precisely “locking down” to hold position, Poveromo relies on the new 10-foot, Blade Edition Power-Poles (www.power-pole.com).  These powder-coated units feature quiet pumps and the fastest deployments and strongest holds in the Power-Pole line.  A wireless remote enables activation from anywhere aboard the skiff, and there’s also the standard console switch.

LIT UP – To attract both bait- and game fish for night and low-light excursions, Poveromo added four Shadow-Caster Marine LED lights (www.shadow-caster.com). The six-inch models (SCM-6) represent the company’s middle-sized underwater LED boat lights. The “Bimini
Blue” hued lights are housed in 316 stainless steel and flood the area with 120 degrees of penetration. Two lights were mounted underneath the transom – aimed to shoot downward, whereas the other two were positioned on the transom – to shoot directly outward.

The new SHALLOW-WATER MARC is equally at ease drifting in 12-inches of water as it is running through rough bays. It’s the ideal shallow water boat, blending in skinny water performance with a big boat ride – an important combination when seas kick up and there’s a lot of open water to navigate.

To get the SHALLOW-WATER MARC to and from boat ramps, Poveromo relies on a custom-built FLOAT-ON (www.floaton.com) trailer. The dual axle trailer is equipped with brakes, radial tires on 13” aluminum Star mag wheels, and a spare tire, hub and spindle assembly. It has a gross vehicle weight rating of 5,100-pounds.

 

   
The SHALLOW-WATER MARC at rest next to the MARC VI - both under custom covers by Action Canvas.


SHALLOW-WATER MARC SPECIFICATIONS

LENGTH.....................................................21’
BEAM...........................................................8’4”

TRANSOM HEIGHT (at center line)…………….27”
MAX. HORSEPOWER......................................225 hp
DRY WEIGHT..............................................2,100 lbs
FUEL CAPACITY........................................56 Gallons
VALUE OF BOAT (as rigged, with trailer).........$ 57,500.00