Caymas Boats, the bold new fishing boat brand helmed by marine industry legend Earl Bentz, has announced the first model in its forthcoming lineup of tournament-ready fiberglass bass boats: the CX 21. This 21-foot bass missile makes Bentz’s vision of the ultimate competitive fishing machine a reality through its radical hull design, ingenious interior layout, superior riding comfort and unparalleled craftsmanship.
The new Caymas 21 CX spans 21 feet 4 inches and boasts a 96-inch beam for maximum interior room and storage capacity. It rates for outboards ranging from 200 to 300 horsepower and delivers pro-level performance with the 250-horsepower outboards so popular with today’s competitive bass anglers. The boat has a livewell capacity of 47 gallons, carries 59 gallons of fuel, and has an approximate dry weight of 1900 pounds.
Bentz, a former world champion boat racer, is noted for his high-performance hull designs, and the new Caymas CX 21 features a radical hull specifically engineered to deliver an incredibly soft, dry ride while carrying the heavy payloads associated with tournament fishing. “Today’s competitive angler packs a massive amount of weight in his boat,” Bentz pointed out. “Besides a powerful outboard, there’s a fuel tank in the 50-gallon range, four or more batteries, twin anchor poles, and a virtual warehouse full of tackle and gear. The Caymas hull is designed to lift and carry that heavy payload quickly and efficiently while delivering a velvet-smooth ride, even in rough water.”
The Caymas CX 21 comes loaded to the gills with standard features, including a powerful 36-volt Minn Kota Ultrex 112 I-Pilot trolling motor with Spot Lok, comfort-padded front deck, premium fiberglass compartments, four-bank onboard battery charger, and Caymas’ exclusive Hi-Speed Livewell Pick-Up System, which maintains full livewell levels to cradle your catch during long-distance runs. The massive front deck houses cavernous dry storage modules to keep rods, tackle boxes and gear organized and instantly accessible.
The roomy rear deck holds the huge divided livewell, two large storage compartments and a hatch allowing easy access to batteries and pumps. The interior combines the hardcore bass fisherman’s need for gear storage and elbow room with the performance aficionado’s love of efficiency and sleek design. Fit and finish is outstanding, and all seating surfaces are ergonomically designed for superior comfort and support. A complete list of features, both standard and optional, is available on the Caymas website (caymasboats.com).
The Caymas CX 21 comes with a custom drive-on tandem axle trailer with brakes, aluminum wheels, radial tires, maintenance-free hubs, lighted step pads and swing tongue; the latter feature makes it possible to store the boat in most standard garages.
Earl Bentz, began his boatbuilding career in 1975 as a performance consultant for Hydra-Sports, a pioneering Tennessee-based manufacturer of high-performance bass boats. Realizing the insatiable demand among the exploding bass fishing market for these sleek, fast fishing machines, he subsequently founded the Stratos, Javelin and Triton bass boat brands, and led each company to leadership positions in the industry with combined sales of over 200,000 boats.
He formed Caymas Boats in 2018; the new brand’s home is a state-of-the-art 100,000 square foot manufacturing center housed on 15 acres of land just minutes from Nashville. Bentz takes extreme pride in the Caymas workforce, many of whom were his former employees as the Stratos, Javelin and Triton plants. “When word got out that we were building Caymas boats, so many of these veteran craftsmen showed up eager to join our team that it was like a family reunion,” Bentz said. “I’m inspired by their loyalty, work ethic, creativity and dedication, and I’m proud they’re using their combined 1000 years of expertise to build the finest bass boats on the water.”
The new CX 21 is available exclusively at authorized Caymas Boats dealers. For the name and location of a nearby dealer, log onto the company’s website (caymasboats.com) or call (888) 4 CAYMAS. For additional information contact John Hoagland ([email protected] or 888-422-9627)