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custom skiffs, matau




    Personalize your skiff color with our professional grade Gelcoat, top deck & hull can be the same color or switch it up and change the color of either. Luckily, todays gelcoats come in a wide range of colors, send us an Email to discuss color options for your skiff.

    Choose from a variety of nonslip custom patterned foam decking. With a choice of colors, textures, and woodgrain styles, customizing your skiff is made easy.

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     The Mataú comes with one stability post and a seat, all these accessories will be mounted to your deck by a simple few twists of a turnbuckle; keeping versatility on your skiff at your fingertips. Please be patient as we are working on a couple additional attachments, (livewell, casting/poling platform that will also have a second purpose as a tackle box, a side mount sponson for added stability and storage.)    

Source of power is a 6HP Suzuki outboard or can easily be paddle boarded along with kayaked. The ability to add and change the configuration of your skiff sets us apart from anything else on the water with an all around versatility. Hoping to soon partner with an electric marine motor company!


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Suncoast Skiff LLC is a locally owned FL business, building the  Matau, designed to dominate your weekend adventures from river runs, island trips, and fishing tournaments! This new “Hybrid” built skiff can handle 2 people + a furry friend.

Custom-Built Skiff


Our Mataú is crafted in Tarpon Springs with an intricate blend of style, durability, and performance, our skiffs stand out as the epitome of aquatic engineering. At Suncoast Skiff, we handcraft each skiff to fit your unique needs, ensuring a seamless blend of functionality and aesthetics. Whether you're an experienced sailor or a novice to water sports, our skiff promise an unrivaled experience on the water in Tarpon Springs. Rentals are available for those seeking a temporary yet memorable adventure.


Our skiffs are not just vessels but an extension of the sailor's spirit. Designed with a keen understanding of aquatic dynamics, the Mataú offers an unbeatable blend of speed and stability. Moreover, with an option for rentals, you can easily test the waters before committing to a purchase in Tarpon Springs. Join the ranks of our satisfied customers and let our skiffs turn your boating dreams into reality.

Paddle Board Excellence


Elevate your water experiences with our top-tier Mataú paddle board. Designed for comfort, stability, and maneuverability, our paddle boards are a perfect choice for both the adrenaline junkie and the calm water explorer. We offer rentals in Tarpon Springs, and areas alike, for those looking to enjoy a day on the water without the commitment of ownership.


Our paddle boards are built to maximize your water-sport experience, whether it's racing, touring, yoga, or just a casual paddle board across serene waters. Crafted in Tarpon Springs with high-quality materials for longevity and performance, the Mataú is perfect for beginners and experienced boarders alike. Use our rentals to find the perfect paddle board for your water adventure.


 Exceptional Canoe


Discover the timeless allure of sailing with our exceptional Mataú canoe. Our canoe combines traditional craftsmanship with modern design, resulting in an outstanding watercraft for exploration, fishing, or simply enjoying nature. Available for rentals, our canoe ensures a serene water journey anywhere in Tarpon Springs.


Each of our canoes is a testament to our commitment to quality and attention to detail. We tailor-make every Mataú to meet your specific canoe needs, ensuring a personal touch in every voyage. Whether you're a seasoned paddle board paddler or new to the water, our canoe rentals provide an accessible way to enjoy the water.

Skiff, Paddle Board, and Canoe Rentals


If you're not ready to purchase canoe but still want to experience the thrill of our watercraft, our rentals are the perfect solution in Tarpon Springs. The Mataú is the perfect blend between skiff, paddle board, and canoe — each crafted with the same dedication to quality as our purchasable offerings.


We strive to make our rentals as convenient as possible. Each Mataú comes with necessary safety equipment and brief operational training. Our commitment to your satisfaction ensures that our rentals provide a fun, safe, and memorable water experience in Tarpon Springs and areas alike.

Why Choose Suncoast Skiff


At Suncoast Skiff, we're not just building watercraft paddle boards; we're crafting experiences. Whether you're looking for skiff rentals, a paddle board, or a canoe, our crafts embody our passion for the water and our commitment to quality. Our Mataú rentals allow everyone to enjoy these experiences, no matter their level of commitment or expertise.


Every Mataú is meticulously designed to cater to the needs of our diverse clientele in Tarpon Springs and areas alike. From the initial concept to the final product, we're dedicated to delivering excellence at every step. Choose us for your next purchase or rentals and experience the Suncoast Skiff difference.


       Please give us a Call or Email to order your skiff or set up a time and place to physically check our Mataú out, the build time is right around 3weeks.    


Tarpon Springs, Florida

Tel: 727.410.6681

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Hi My name is Austin Hopper.
Raised on boats, since diapers, I have spent my whole life on boats, whether it be working, fishing, or just for fun.  After getting paralyzed from a motorcycle accident at the age of 23, my dreams of following in my fathers entrepreneurial footsteps challenged me ever more. Working from my wheelchair, I personally designed and hand crafted my own patent pending creation, the
Mataú; that boasts a boat hull that is unique, versatile, and lightweight. The Mataú can be paddle-boarded or used with a tiller outboard motor. At 120 lbs, the Mataú is light enough to be easily transported in a truck bed or on the roof racks of a mid size car. Anyone can use it regardless of boating experience, making the Mataú perfect for fun river trips with the family, fishing tournaments, or the busy dad who wants to “throw the boat in” to fish after a busy day at work. Use the Mataú to venture the flats or canals and anything in between. I created the Mataú hoping to bring friends and families closer with each experience.
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