The SV205 is built a little taller than your standard bay boat to fill the niche for a bay boat - close off shore hybrid and have a comfortable 20” freeboard inside. The other goal was to provide a platform that although still a full featured fish boat could do dual service as a family boat when needed. All the SV Series boats have a 17 degree dead rise bottom with 2 lifting strakes and a slight reverse chine. We use our new SV Console in this boat with a larger instrument panel, 6 stainless steel rod holders, 4 stainless cup holders and a built in storage box. The SV panel has a Tach with built in hour meter, Speedometer, Volt and Fuel gauges and a Marinco power point. Circuit breakers protect the seven switches for Nav Lights, Bilge Pump, Aerator Pump, Fish Pump, Courtesy Lights, Horn and an Accessory Switch. The Accessory Switch has 2 sets of wires for powering add on radios and depth finders. The fuel tank is .125 marine aluminum and is located below the floor. There are 3 aerated live wells on the boat and the aerator pump is mounted on a bronze thur hull and sea cock. The inner liner is cored with airex foam for stiffness and his bonded to the 8" wide fiberglass stringers for additional strength. All the wells and the entire liner is spray foamed for insulation and sound damping.
All lids on the boat are fiberglass and are built using a vacuum assisted resin transfer molding method for superior strength and light weight. All hardware above and below the waterline is stainless steel and the forward lids have locking latches. This boat has a large bait well in the console seat and another in the center of the rear deck. On the port side of the rear deck is a large insulated well that can be a fish ice box, storage well or as an option, plumbed for a release well. In fact the entire boat is foamed for sound and temperature insulation and of course...unsinkable safety.
One of the more exciting features is our AKS (Air Keel Step) hull with a small air step on the keel directly below the console. This air step adds forward lift to get the boat out of the hole quickly and running with a slight aft rocker. With speeds nearing 50 mph with a 150HP this is one quick boat for her size and weight. The AKS Hull really works, brought to you by the same guys that designed (the very copied) SRV Bow to the skiff world.