Lake and Bay Boats Boca Grande 21’ Performance Flats Boat
Florida Sportsman magazine joined up with Lake & Bay Boats to test out their New Boca Grande 21. Lake and Bay boat company spokesperson emphasized key improvements that make this new entry from a company known for top-end speed more fishermen friendly.
Adding 2.5 degrees in deadrise from older Boca Grande models, the 21-footer now has a better holeshot and increased performance in rough water. A 12-inch jackplate is no longer necessary, and the recommended 6-inch plate helps lower weight. Trim tabs are not necessary for the Boca Grande 21 hull, though there is a recessed area for anglers who want to add them.
Poling and casting platforms are mounted with quick release disconnects. You can literally remove the poling platform and casting platform in seconds if you don’t intend to use them. Storage hatches feature deep gutters to keep water out, and added insulation muffles normal sound associated with hatches. Walking on the hatches, and even closing the hatches, makes minimal noise.
The Lake & Bay Boca Grande 21 includes a non-skid, self-bailing cockpit, drain channels around hatches, a fully finished storage compartment beneath driver and passenger seats, and recessed aluminum bases for flush-mounting chairs and platforms. Standard options include two 1,000 gph bilge pumps, livewell and release well, tilt hydraulic steering with Edson wheel, Bobs hydraulic jack plate, and 112 – pound thrust trolling motor. Beam is 7 feet, 9 inches; weight is 950 pounds; maximum horsepower is 300; and fuel capacity is 60 gallons. All Lake & Bay boats feature hand-laid composite construction and stainless steel hardware. Estimated price Set up to fish with a 250 HP Outboard and Ameratrail Tandem axle trailer is $70,000.00
Length: 21 feet
Beam: 7 feet, 9 inches
Draft: 10 inches
Max horsepower: 300 hp
Fuel capacity: 60 gallons
Dry Weight: 950 pounds