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    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 discus color options.



    To increase the performance of our skiff they come with a nonslip custom patterned foam deck pad, several different colors in a woodgrain style.



     The Matau 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.  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!






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.


       Please give us a Call or Email to order your skiff or set up a time and place to physically check our Matau 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 it’s my dream to start my own boat business, manufacturing my own patent pending creation, the Mataú
My dad had me on a boat since I was in diapers. My whole life I’ve been working on boats, fishing on boats, or just out for fun. After getting paralyzed in a traumatic motorcycle accident at the age of 23, dreams of following in my fathers entrepreneurial footsteps have become quite the challenge. I have been working from my wheelchair, putting everything I have into this creation, and it would be such a great accomplishment to see people enjoying them out on the water.
I personally designed and hand crated a boat hull that is unique, versatile, and lightweight. The Mataú can be paddle-boarded or used with a tiller outboard motor. It is lightweight 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. It can also be used to venture the flats or canals. All of this for a fraction of the cost of a boat.
My background & lifestyle has steered me to create this hybrid vessel hoping to bring friends and families closer.
Thank you for reading