Bateau 17

The Bateau 17 is our entry level flat-bottom skiff. The boat is often used for solo fishing or getting out with your best buddy. In the Morehead City area, this Bateau is most often used in the sounds and tidal marshes, or trips to the Rock Jetty on calm days.

The small Bateau can be used to flounder gig at night, fish the bridge pilings and day markers on the waterways, or access the Hay Stacks, Cross Rock in the Newport River, Core Creek or the myriad of rivers in our area. There are similar destinations in many coastal areas, as well as lakes and some rivers – places that are easy to get to in a small stable skiff.

Length17′ 6″
Beam6′ 6″
Floor Width4′ 5″
Fuel Capacity12 gallons
Rec HP50
Max HP70
Max HP Tiller40
Shaft Length20″
Hull Weight650 lbs.
Person Capacity6
Person Load900 lbs.
Max Load1200 lbs.

Fuel & Electrical

  • 12 Gallon Fuel Tank
  • LED Pop-Up Bow Light
  • LED Lights (Cockpit, Navigation and Anchor)
  • Battery, Tray and Wiring Harness to Console
  • Toggle Switches for Nav. Lights / Bilge Pump
  • Four Blade Fuse Block


  • Sport Console (SM)
  • Sport Console Windshield
  • No Feedback Mechanical Steering
  • Stainless Steel Steering Wheel
  • Console Grab Rail
  • Upper and Lower Canvas Hatches
  • USB Accessory Outlet

Hull, Deck & Cockpit

  • 100% Composite Construction
  • Fiber Glass Stringer Grid
  • Self Bailing Cockpit
  • Accu-Track Hull for Sure Turning and Handling
  • Wide Gunwales
  • Large Box Seat
  • Automatic Bilge Pump
  • Foam Flotation
  • Forward Deck with Access Hatch
  • Pull-Up Bow Cleat
  • Heavy Duty Rub Rail/SS Bolts and Locking Nuts
  • Non-Skid Gunwales and Cockpit
  • Rigging Conduit Beneath the Floor
  • Standard Nylon Cleats (Stern)
  • Under Gunwale Poly Rod Racks


Jones Brothers exclusively uses Yamaha engines and accessories when rigging boats. The following engines are available on the Bateau 17:

  • Yamaha F50LB or F70LA 4-Stroke Engine
  • Package includes complete instrumentation, stainless steel propeller, rigging and 10 micron stainless steel fuel filter

For more information, examine the Jones Brothers engine options and rigging pages.

Yamaha PowerMatched™ System Warranty

All boats built by Jones Brothers Marine qualify for the Yamaha PowerMatched™ System warranty. This gives buyers a warranty on the entire power system, which matches the three year warranty that comes with the four stroke engine. In addition to the engine warranty, the PowerMatched warranty includes:

  • Digital Gauges
  • Ignition Switch
  • Controls
  • Wiring Harness
  • Fuel Filter
  • Control Cables
  • Stainless Steel Propeller

Options (chart)

  • 12″ Hand Rails
  • Bimini Top
  • Box Seat Cushion
  • Compass (Ritchie HF742) – Flush Mounted
  • Console Cover – Full
  • Console Cushion Set
  • Console Fly Rod Holders
  • Console Rod Rack (Aluminum)
  • Custom Hull Color
  • Edson Steering Wheel
  • Extra USB Accessory Outlet
  • Flush Mounted Rod Holders
  • Lean Post – Aluminum with Storage Box
  • Olive Drab Hull & Accessories
  • Pull-Up Spring Line Cleats
  • Pull-Up Stern Cleats
  • Reversible Back Seat Assembly
  • Swim Platform
  • Trolling Motor Wiring
  • USB Accessory Outlet

Disclaimer – Due to the price volatility of marine components and accessories, the prices in the Quick Quote estimator may not always be accurate. While Jones Brothers tries to maintain accurate information on the website, the prices should be considered “estimates.” For an official quote, please continue to the last page in the estimator. This optional step emails your contact information and boat configuration to a company representative.

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Bennett Electric Trim Tabs

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Jump Seat Cushions

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Casting Platform Cushion (Bow)

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Lean Post Cover for Aluminum LP

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Console Cooler

Seafoam Green
Olive Drab
Ice Blue
Fighting Lady Yellow
Flag Blue
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Custom Hull Colors


Olive Drab Hull & Accessories

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Bimini Top

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USB Accessory Outlet – Note: There are two USB ports in the USB outlet.

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Edson Steering Wheel


Console Fly Rod Holders

Lean Post Cover for Fiberglass LP

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Console Cover – Full

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Dual Batteries, Trays, Switches and Wiring Harness

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Washdown System


Box Seat with Cushion


Removable Leaning Post – This option is only available on the Cape Fisherman 20/23 with the optional forward casting deck.

Pop-Up Pole Mounts

Poling Platform (Aluminum)


Custom Hull 2Tone with Boot Stripe

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Casting Platform/Fish Box Forward

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Compass (Ritchie HF742) – Flush Mounted

T-Top Enclosure


T-Top with Rocket Launchers


12″ Aluminum Hand Rails

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Pull-Up Spring Line Cleats


Removable Lean Post Backrest with Rocket Launchers

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Lean Post – Aluminum with Storage Box

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Extra USB Accessory Outlet – Note: There are two USB ports in the USB outlet.

Dash Storage Box

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Console Upper Storage Box

Console Rod Rack


Console Cushion Set

Console Cover – Half

Swim Platform