16' Backbone

Highly Durable and Dependable Super Skiff Tiller & Renegade Tiller

16-ft-backboneThe Dolphin Boats 16-foot Backbone Super Skiff Tiller and Renegade Tiller leverages a fifty year heritage of precision custom boat building to deliver a durable and dependable shallow water fishing boat at a value that everyone can appreciate. The no frills design delivers solid performance and safety to bring you years of rewarding boating and fishing experiences.

High performance hull design with integrated spray rail keeps you comfortable and dry.

Integrated toe rail helps keep your fly line from blowing over.

Efficient layout accommodates all your gear and 6 rods.

100% wood free closed cell foam and composite construction with 10 Year Hull Warranty.


Draft:  8" (Super Skiff) 5" (Renegade)
Deadrise:18° (Super Skiff) 4° (Renegade)
Max Horsepower:50 HP
Max Engine Weight:240 lbs.
Transom Height:20"
Cockpit Depth:12.5"
Cockpit Size:86"L x 48"W
Gunnel Width:12"
Dry Weight:862 lbs. (762 lbs. Kevlar)
Useful Load:877 lbs. (motor, gear, people)
Occupancy:3 people or 382 lbs.
Fuel Capacity:6 gal.
Material & Construction:Fiberglass/Carbon Fiber



  • 10 yr. Structural Hull Warranty (transferable)
  • All Closed-Cell Foam & Composite Construction (no wood)
  • High Density Closed-Cell Foam Core Transom
  • All Composite Stringers
  • Bilge Pump with Automatic Float Switch (2000 GPH)
  • Choice of hull color (3 choices: white, dolphin blue and light gray)
  • 6 Gallon Portable Plastic Gas Tank
  • Fire Resistant Coast Guard Approved Type "A" Hose
  • Upright Level Flotation
  • Fuel Filter
  • Bilge Pump with Automatic Float Switch (1100 GPH)
  • Upright Level Flotation
  • 1 Bow and 2 Stern Eyes (all Stainless Steel)

Deck & Cockpit

  • Helm Cushion
  • Heavy-Duty Rub-Rail
  • Molded-In Nonskid Surface on deck
  • Flush Recessed Stainless Steel Hardware & Hinges
  • Large Dry Storage Compartment, bow
  • 6 Rod Storage Racks under Gunnels

Poling Accessories

  • 3 Push Pole Holders
  • Poling Platform Deluxe 4 Leg

Batteries & Accessories

  • Battery
  • Battery Box
  • Cables & Battery Selector Switch