Fishing & Boating News

Skeeter's New ST15 Ideal For First-Time Boat Owner

by: Pete Walker, Walker Agency

(09/19/2001 - KILGORE, TX) Skeeter Boats knows many anglers looking to buy a boat may shy away from the larger boats. For those anglers, the new 15'7"-long ST15 offers a full complement of fishing amenities to appeal to first-time buyers and anglers who are ready to move off the bank to fish new waters.

"We designed the new ST15 to appeal to anglers looking to get onto the water quickly and to retiring hobbyists who want a boat that's easy to handle and easy to trailer," said Dean Burnett, National Sales Manager and Marketing Director for Skeeter. "Our value-based pricing on the ST15 will enable those anglers who wonder if they fish enough to justify purchasing a boat to get into a high-quality Skeeter bass boat and out on the water. And with Yamaha power up to 70 horsepower, those first-time buyers can rest assured their investment is money well spent."

Some of the numerous standard features on the new ST15 include:

  • Composite transom and stringer system for added durability and strength. 
  • Cockpit Command Center (with tachometer, speedometer, fuel gauge, trim gauge, horn and tinted windshield) keeps the driver informed of the boat's 
  • operation. 
  • Single-cable non-feedback steering for minimum effort in driving. 
  • Bow panel with trolling motor power receptacle and trim switch for controlling the foot-operated MotorGuide 743 trolling motor with Little 
  • Gator mount. With 43-lbs. of thrust, the MotorGuide will hold the ST15 in position even in windy conditions. 
  • 6-gauge trolling motor wiring system ensures a strong electrical current is available to the trolling motor. 
  • Two battery trays help ensure plenty of juice to run the boat's electronics while still providing enough power to start the engine at the end of the day. 
  • Two removable fishing chairs with 13" extensions offer added comfort while fishing. The removable fishing chairs serve double duty as the driver and passenger seats while underway. 
  • Oversized bow and stern casting decks allow anglers to cast without worry. 
  • Divided rear livewell system featuring Fill mode and livewell pump timer to keep fish alive for weigh-in. 
  • Bow and stern running lights alert other boaters to your location in pre-dawn fishing hours. 
  • Insulated doors keep gear cool during the hottest weather. 
  • An 800 GPH bilge pump provides peace of mind. 
  • Single-axle trailer with spare tire carrier provides stable towing to and from the lake. 
  • Powered by Yamaha outboards providing higher performance and greater fuel efficiency.
Skeeter ST15
The ST15 measures in at 15'7" in length with a 78" beam. The draft measures 12" and the dry weight is 1,050 pounds. Maximum capacity is three people or 931 pounds. The ST15 is rated for 70 horsepower outboard and carries 20 gallons of fuel.

Ownership of a Skeeter boat opens up a world of fishing opportunity. Owners are invited to fish in the annual Skeeter Owner's Tournament for cash and prizes valued at $75,000. In addition, owners may qualify for additional money and prizes from the Skeeter ReelMoney program. For details, visit the Skeeter Web site. All Skeeter boats are covered by the strongest Limited Lifetime Warranty in the industry.

For more information on the new ST15, contact Skeeter Products at One Skeeter Road, Kilgore, TX 75663.