World’s Finest Skiff Raffle to Benefit Captains of Clean Water

Win This Hell’s Bay Professional™ Orvis Edition Powered by the Mercury Racing 60R

Mercury Racing has teamed up with Orvis and Hell’s Bay Boatworks to create a very special technical flats skiff that will be used by Captains for Clean Water to support its mission to protect and restore water resources for the enjoyment of all. This one-of-a-kind Hell’s Bay Professional™ Orvis Edition boat, and a boat-load of other great gear, could be yours for just the price of a ticket in the World’s Finest Skiff Raffle, a effort to raise funds for the important work being conducted by Captains for Clean Water in Florida and across the globe.


Enter the World’s Finest Skiff Raffle on line. Each entry is $50.00. The raffle closes on July 21, 2021 and the winner will be drawn on July 22. Raffle tickets will also be available from Captains for Clean Water at boat shows, fishing tournaments, and community outreach events. Click here for complete raffle rules and details. Partners in the raffle include Hell’s Bay Boatworks, Mercury Racing, Orvis, Raymarine, Power Pole, Boatmaster and YETI.

“This beautiful boat is much more than a raffle prize,” said Chris Wittman, co-founder and program director of Captains for Clean Water. “Between now and next July we’ll be using the boat to raise awareness among the public, and policy makers that can impact the resource. The boat will be used to take state and federal legislators, agency leaders, and members of the media out onto the water. It’s the most-effective way we know to offer a real perspective on the scale of the resource and our commitment to conservation.”

Captains For Clean Water is a grassroots 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that fights to restore and protect water resources, founded in 2016 by fishing guides fed up with the poor water management practices that were devastating Florida estuaries. The group is focused on raising public awareness of issues, and of known science-based solutions delayed for decades due to lack of political will. Captains for Clean Water has successfully united the outdoor industry, environmental groups, business community and concerned citizens around these important issues, and are seeing more people than ever get involved in the fight for clean water.

The special 17-foot 8-inch Hell’s Bay Professional™ Orvis Edition boat features special hull-side graphics and a custom SeaDek kit on the poling platform and on the cockpit sole depicting the State of Florida and its key waterways. The boat is rigged with a Raymarine Axiom 9 multi-function display and a Power-Pole 6-Foot Pro Series 2 shallow water anchor, and rests on a Boatmaster aluminum trailer. Extras include a Traeger Ranger Portable Grill plus a pair of YETI Trailhead Chairs, a YETI Roadie 20 Cooler, and two YETI Rambler One Gallon Jugs and YETI Rambler 36 oz Bottles.

Of course this special boat requires an exceptional outboard, and the Mercury Racing 60R is a brilliant performance solution for technical flats skiffs. The only outboard in its class with a 15-inch midsection, the Mercury Racing 60R fits perfectly on the transom of this compact performance skiff and offers the added benefits of a high-thrust gearcase. This lightweight, compact outboard is a powerhouse tuned and geared to deliver amazing hole-shot acceleration for instant on-plane performance in skinny water.

Hell’s Bay Boatworks is led by a team of dedicated anglers and adventurers, guided by Capt. Chris Peterson and his wife, Wendi Peterson. The skiff builders at Hell’s Bay facility in Titusville, Fla., only build to order and put their efforts into quality construction, the finest materials, cutting edge design and personal customer service. Founded in 1856, Orvis is the legendary manufacturer of high-quality fly rods and reels, hunting and sporting goods. Orvis’s conservation activism began with the work of founder Charles Orvis in fisheries conservation and management in the late 19th century and has continued since.

For more information, visit Captains for Clean Water.

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