Carolina Skiff Bay Runner 210LX

The Bay Runner 210LX is a serious fishing machine with confident handling.

Carolina Skiff Bay Runner 210LX

LOA: 20'6"
Beam: 8'7"
Draft: 1'0"
Displacement (approx. without engines): 2,250 lb.
Transom Deadrise: 15 degrees
Bridge Clearance: Not available
Fuel Capacity: 52 gal.
Max Horsepower: 200
Available Power: Single Evinrude, Honda, Mercury, Suzuki or Yamaha outboard up to 200 hp

Carolina Skiff Bay Runner 210LX

Carolina Skiff Bay Runner 210LX

Carolina Skiff Bay Runner 210LX

Carolina Skiff Bay Runner 210LX

Carolina Skiff Bay Runner 210LX

Carolina Skiff Bay Runner 210LX

Carolina Skiff Bay Runner 210LX

Carolina Skiff Bay Runner 210LX

Carolina Skiff Bay Runner 210LX

Carolina Skiff Bay Runner 210LX

Carolina Skiff Bay Runner 210LX

Carolina Skiff Bay Runner 210LX

Carolina Skiff Bay Runner 210LX

Carolina Skiff Bay Runner 210LX

If you’re looking for a boat that you can use to fish for bluefish, redfish, snook or tarpon near the coast, but also trailer to the local lake or river to target largemouth bass, the redesigned Carolina Skiff Bay Runner 210LX might be your model.

This bay boat seats six, thanks to a pair of flip-up jump seats in the stern, helm seating for two, a seat forward of the center-console and a forward pedestal seat. So you can also take the family for a leisurely cruise.

When it’s time to get serious about fishing, you’ll appreciate the 210LX’s standard 12/24-volt trolling motor panel and plug, as well as a remote tilt switch for the outboard. A livewell in the stern will keep you well supplied with bait. The upgraded helm seat featured a backrest and an anodized aluminum frame with four rod holders across the back and a 70-quart cooler nestled underneath to keep food and drink icy cold. The console also has six vertical rod holders. An optional T-top with overhead electronics box included four additional rod holders across the aft edge.

Unlike the rolled-edge design of the original Carolina Skiff, the Bay Runner series boasts a fiberglass inner liner for a finished look. The cockpit on our test boat featured coaming pads to cushion your knees while fishing. Horizontal rod racks under the gunwales each accommodate three rods. The foredeck houses three large dry-storage compartments, but we could not fully open the center compartment with the forward pedestal seat in place.

The 175 hp Suzuki outboard on our test boat vaulted us from 0 to 30 mph in just 5.7 seconds. The 210LX rode well in a chop, though we did take a bit of spray over the gunwale while running in a crosswind. It banked confidently into turns without sliding or skipping at speed.

Even with its full liner, this is a relatively lightweight fishing boat, which makes it easy to trailer and easy on gas. We recorded an impressive 4.6 mpg while running the Suzuki 175 at 4,000 rpm and with the hull skipping along at 26.7 mph. With the 52-gallon fuel tank, you’ll run more than 200 miles before needing more fuel. Maybe that’s why they call it the Bay Runner.

Comparable model: EdgeWater 210 IS