Boats And Equipment

captain eric nelson hurricane charters panama city


I really like the balance this boat strikes for the type of fishing I do here on the Emerald Coast. It is big enough when the weather is nice to run down the beach looking for Tarpon or Redfish and can handle the bay when it gets a bit sporty.  The boat is small enough to quietly sight fish the shallows and can comfortably handle 3 adult anglers.  The 150 hp Yamaha is quiet and fuel efficient, and when the weather changes unexpectedly and it's time to hustle home, can top out at 50+ mph.


  • Length   18' 10"
  • Beam      7'  11"
  • Draft       10"
  • Fuel Capacity   31 Gallons
  • Capacity   4 Persons
  • Yamaha 150 HP SHO
  • Automatic Bilge Pump
  • 20 Gallon Livewell
  • Release Livewell with recirculating pump
  • Helm Seat Backrest
  • Hydraulic Jack Plate
  • Trim Tabs
  • Windshield and Over The Console Grab Rail


  • Power Pole
  • Minn Kota 80 lb Thrust i-Pilot Trolling Motor
  • Garmin and Humminbird GPS / Sonar
  • Elevated Casting Platform With Leaning Bar
  • Yeti Coolers
hells bay eldora

Hells Bay Eldora

The Hells Bay Eldora is an ultra lightweight technical "micro-skiff". The Eldora is a stripped down, open cockpit poling skiff and is designed to fish the skinniest of shallows and go into backwaters seldom fished. I love sightfishing with this boat as it poles effortlessly and moves across the flats like a ghost. The hull is made from carbon innegra and weighs only 350 pounds. Power is a 30hp 4 stroke Tohatsu tiller steer outboard.


  • Length              16' 4"
  • Weight             350 pounds
  • Draft                  4"
  • Capacity           3 Persons
  • Beam                 69"
  • Fuel Capacity   11 Gallons
  • Automatic Bilge Pump
  • Trim Tabs


  • Minn Kota 55 lb Thrust Co-Pilot Trolling Motor
  • Humminbird GPS/Sonar With Side Imaging
  • Elevated Casting Platform With Leaning Bar
  • Engel Cooler
  • Yeti Chair