Crystal River, Florida

(352) 257-6999

Welcome to Micro Draft Skiffs The best in shallow water skiffs



The Latest Micro Draft On The Water

Here is our latest build for a great customer Matt Moore.  This boat just oozes presence and looks absolutely killer.  So many custom touches to list.  Fist the color is Sky Blue and is the first one we've done with this color.  Next custom painted Mercury 115 Pro XS with graphics package turned our so good.  Also a full Relion Lithium battery set in this boat saved a little over 180 pounds out of the boat.  We also added raw and internal fresh water wash down capabilities.  All the aluminum and custom diamond upholstery was down so well by Marine Metals in Williston FL ... THANKS CAROL!!.  Custom dual axle trailer is our first updated one out.  The list goes on but this boat turned out so nice and Matt and his wife are awesome customers to have now as part of the Micro Draft family.  On to the next one.


One Of The Newest Micro Draft On The Water

One of our latest builds has been for Captain Matt Kleckner of Stars & Stripes Charters. Matt is a local guide who wanted to focus on more inshore and back country fishing. He does a lot of work with veterans and is one himself. Matt chose a 22 foot Micro Draft in red with a custom tower and powered my a Mercury 115 ProXS. This is one awesome boat and Captain Matt has been running is almost daily since the paint was dry. Thanks again Matt for choosing Micro Draft and for your service!!



One Of The Newest Micro Draft On The Water

The newest boat in the Micro Draft Fleet currently belongs to Capt. Dencil Powell of Rajun Cajun Charters. Capt. Dencil has been fishing down south for many years and moved up here this fall. He has been a previous Micro Draft owner and wanted to get the latest and greatest for 2018. Dencil selected a MD22-Extreme in Sea Foam Green, with a Yamaha 90 SHO. He’s running a full NMEA package with Simrad NSS 9 EVO3, running FMT (Florida Marine Tracks) mapping, along with flood lights, underwater lights and wash down pump. It’s an awesome looking boat and performs perfectly on the water. Thanks again Capt. Dencil for your purchase.



Micro Draft Boats are the premier shallow water skiff and  have been causing quite a stir for over 10 years now as well as mentioned in several notable fishing magazine articles and forums. The Micro Draft lineup of boats offer the best usability, durability and performance of anything on the market. These skiffs' remarkable draft of 4” to 6" at rest and considerably less on plane are due to their 100% light weight composite and ultra durable construction. Apart from the unique raked tunnel hull engineering, you the angler have the option of choosing from several models: The “Guide Ready”, “Extreme Shallow Edition”, or the “Super Guide 22” and “Super Guide 22 Extreme Shallow Edition”.  We can also design the entire layout and rigging of the skiff to your individual taste and make a truly one off boat just for you. Micro Draft Skiffs give you the most options available from a high performance, quality custom boat builder. It is for this reason that more and more skinny water anglers are now choosing a Micro Draft Skiff versus other skiffs on the market. We try to make it simple and just give you exactly what you want and need in a boat. Micro Draft Skiffs lead the way in practicality, performance, angler capacity and price. Give us a call and let us custom build and design your ultimate skinny water dream boat. If you are skeptical, call us and schedule a test ride in one and see for yourself how truly amazing and efficient the Micro Draft Skiff is. These skiffs offer a whole new dimension in shallow water angling that serious anglers will appreciate.


If you have dreamed of finding a 20’-22’ skinny water boat that truly will run and perform in less than 6 inches of water, then now’s your chance. Micro Draft Skiffs are being custom built to order right here in west central Florida. Imagine a 20’-22’ long, 8’ wide, 6” draft (at rest), 100% composite hull that weighs less than 1100 lbs (20ft Model). 

Micro Draft hulls are custom built passionately by hand, one at a time. Any of our models can be finished and rigged completely to your specifications or delivered as a “Guide Ready” package. All Micro Draft hulls have a very unique designed raked tunnel hull system that actually creates lift under the hull and allows it to run where no other skiff can, with or without a tunnel hull. No longer is a jet foot needed to reach those hard to get to fishing holes. There is more room to fish, more angler capacity and all the standard features of many skiffs.

The Micro Draft “Guide Ready” is rigged standard with a 70hp four-stroke outboard engine mounted on a Bob's jack plate. While running, you can lift the prop completely above the planing surface of the boat to allow for near zero running draft. The best thing about a Micro Draft is that it will do all this while carrying 4 or more passengers. It has the tools of the trade too, including dual live wells with high speed pick-ups, insulated cooler, trolling motor with a 24-volt on board charging system, ample storage, and a custom aluminum trailer. The primary goal of the creator of Micro Draft was to engineer and build a shallow water skiff that provided unparalleled practical performance.


Micro Draft Skiffs the best shallow water skiffs were born in the back country creeks of Ozello, Florida. Guide owned and operated, the creator of Micro Draft knew what he was missing by not getting into the shallowest creeks in the area. Airboat trips through the mazes of mangrove creeks along the coast provided numerous glimpses of over-sized redfish and gator trout holding, untouched in these skinny creeks and back bays. Guiding from an airboat wasn’t even considered as an option. So the design and construction of the first generation of Micro Draft Skiffs began.

The Micro Draft models are 100% strong and lightweight composite technology. The interior on our models are designed to be very well thought out and a user friendly fishing skiff with all the features and rigging needed to have a great day on the water. You can even design and layout your Micro Draft Skiff completely to your own specifications if you prefer. It’s no wonder many professionals who make a living fishing the skinniest of waters already own a Micro Draft Skiff. They all claim it, but we can confirm it. The Micro Draft is a back country skiff that is second to none in performance.

Models Available

Micro Draft 20 Extreme Shallow Edition


  • Extreme Shallow Package with 2" higher transom
  • Standard Guide ready package
  • 20 ft long, 8 ft wide and 4" draft at rest
  • Single helm and seat with cooler seat on floor
  • Yamaha F70 four stroke with Bob's jack plate, cranking battery, and stainless prop
  • Bob's Machine Shop Low Water nose cone
  • Minn Kota 80 lb trolling motor with batteries and onboard charger
  • Dual live wells
  • Hydraulic steering

Micro Draft Super Guide 22 Extreme Shallow Edition


  • Extreme Shallow Package with 2" higher transom
  • Standard Guide ready package
  • 22 ft long, 8 ft wide and 6" draft at rest
  • Single helm and seat with cooler seat on floor
  • Engines available are 90-115HP Four Strokes with Bob's jack plate, cranking battery and stainless prop
  • Bob's Machine Shop Low Water nose cone
  • Minn Kota 80 lb trolling motor with batteries and onboard charger
  • Dual live wells
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Tandem Axle Trailer 

Standard Guide Ready Features For All Models

  • 100% composite hull
  • Yamaha four-stroke engine
  • 3 or 4-Blade stainless propeller
  • Raked tunnel hull system
  • Dual insulated live wells
  • Dual high speed live well pickups 
  • Grizzly 40 quart rotomolded cooler
  • 24-volt on board charging system
  • Dual bow storage hatches
  • 20 gallon poly fuel cell
  • Tiller control trolling motor
  • Aluminum trailer with radial tires
  • Dual bilge pumps
  • Deck mounted cleats
  • Rod holders
  • Non skid decks
  • Battery boxes for all batteries
  • Marine gel cell battery for trolling motor
  • Water and fuel separator system
  • Fiberglass hatches
  • All stainless steel hardware

Optional Equipment Available

  • Single or Dual Power Pole Anchors
  • Single or Dual Minn Kota Talon Anchors
  • Lithium Trolling batteries
  • Trolling upgrades to i-Pilot or others
  • Lenco Stainless Trim tabs with LED control
  • NMEA gauge package
  • Custom aluminum towers (Super Guide 22 only)
  • Recessed bow LED light bar
  • LED underwater lighting
  • LED lighting cockpit
  • Wash down systems
  • Recirculator systems
  • Custom large capacity live well systems
  • If you don't see it listed, ask 

Super Guide 22 Extreme Test at Mullet Key

Running some consecutive passes over a bar at Mullet Key today.  First pass was ankle deep and progressed closer to shore testing the limits of the new Super Guide 22 Extreme.  The water is inches deep by the water line.

Running Battle Creek

Micro Draft 20 Extreme Edition running Battle Creek in Citrus County FL this morning near low tide.  These boats will run in basically no water.

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Micro Draft Skiffs

6949 W Buckberry Ct, Crystal River, Florida 34429

(352) 257-6999