Guide 20 Overview

The guide 20 was born from a perfect marriage between our Backwater 18 and Bonefish 22. This boat incorporates layout and fishability from both. It’s a 3-piece design like the Backwater but has a stand up console and leaning post configuration. A perfect skiff for bays and beach fishing, or a tournament platform for the serious inshore and tarpon anglers. If you’ve been looking for boats for sale near me? Come to Abaco Skiff and check out our Guide 20!

The same high bow and sweeping shear found in our line of boats.

This design provides a smooth and dry ride when the seas pick up. A forward casting deck with ample storage allows for better sight fishing and fighting big fish from the bow. The aft deck is also large and home to a 35 gallon live well with access underneath to pumps and rigging. The Guide 20 is the perfect boat for light tackle inshore and near-shore fishing.


Structural / Design

- 10 year structural hull warranty
- 100% composite – no wood construction
- Transom integrated stringer system
- High density fiber/foam transom
- Custom yacht style easy-to-clean nonskid
- Foam-filled under deck – Unsinkable
- Closed-cell foam, cored for strength
- Vinylester resin skin coat
- 100% Hand laid biaxial structural fiberglass
- Cored decks – superior strength PVC foam
- Stainless rub rail (white base w/ 1/2″ insert)
- Decks are fused to the hull and stringers
- Optional tops and towers are thru-bolted
- Custom transom prop pocket – run shallow
- Recessed trim tab pockets in transom

Performance Features

- Hydraulic steering
- Custom trim tabs by Lenco
- 30 gallon LED lighted bait well in transom
- Clear bait well lid w/ optional logo
- Tournament console w/ built in glove box and recessed battery switch
- Built in console cooler with seat and back rest cushions
- Aluminum leaning post with four rocket launchers
- Electronics can be flush mounted in console face


- Two transom lockers – storage & rigging
- Insulated fish box – can be used as dry storage
- Two large sealed dry boxes
- In-deck cast net locker
- Two-way vented console door
- Anchor locker holds 400′ of line


- 316 stainless hardware throughout
- Flush mounted double back hinges
- Five stainless pop-up cleats
- Three spoke steering wheel with assist knob
- Four stainless steel rod holders in gunnel
- Stainless removable garboard boat drain in transom
- Stainless bow and transom D rings


- Waterproof switch panel
- Pop up circuit breakers for every switch
- LED navigation lighting
- Heat-shrink sealed wire connections throughout
- Hand wired – meticulously organized under console
- Two additional chase tubes to bow for future additions


- True self-bailing hull drains thru transom
- Custom scupper system
- Stainless deck drains
- All hoses double clamped with premium stainless
- Automatic bilge pump– 1000gph
- Float switch for safety – wired hot
- Rule tournament bait pump – 800gph
- High speed water pick up with shut off ball valve
- Inline bait pump filter

Fuel System

- 27 gal coated aluminum fuel tank
- Vented & pressurized Stainless fuel fill
- Raycor fuel filter with clear well and easy release plug
- Fire resistant fuel hose
- Fuel gauge to match selected engine gauges

Performance Data

Guide 20 Performance Data

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Fuel Burn: 4.3gph
Top Speed: 50+ mph
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