The Bossman TailSpotter

The Bossman TailSpotter is a new generation of technical poling skiff designed with shallow water tournament fishing & guide captains in mind. It has a premium fit & finish, is completely custom made & hand laid. The TailSpotter provides exceptional slide-free maneuvering, is very easy to pole, tracks straight, handles chop & provides a smooth, quiet, dry ride with no hull slap. This skiff offers unmatched shallow water performance while running and poling.  Choose from 2 models, the Tournament Edition with lockable rod lockers or the Guide Edition with an open gunwale deck & either center or side console. Rated for a 70 hp & has GPS speeds of 35 mph with a 60 hp Suzuki 4 Stroke.

Standard Features Include:

  • Awlgrip Non Skid Low Maintenance Deck
  • Completely Custom Made & Hand Laid
  • 16 Gallon Forward Fuel Cell
  • Large Dry Locker Forward
  • 2 Rear Storage Lockers
  • Forward Anchor/Drop-In Crustacean Well
  • Livorsi LED Nav Lights
  • Custom Aluminum Poling Platform
  • All SS Hardware
  • Stiffy Push Pole Holders
  • 750 gph Automatic Bilge
  • 20 Gallon Plumbed Livewell With 800 gph Pump
  • Crank Battery
  • Recessed 9×9 Lenco Trim Tabs
  • Hydraulic Steering
  • Atlas Micro Jack Plate
  • SS Steering Wheel With Control Knob
  • The Tournament Edition Has 2 Lockable Rod Lockers & An Offset Side Floor Console
  • The Guide Edition Has Open Gunwale Rod Storage & Comes With Either A Center Floor Console Or Short Side Console
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Boat, Motor & Trailer Package

fr $28,950 – Guide Edition

fr $29,950 – Tournament Edition



I had the chance to test the new Bossman Tail Spotter and I must say I was very impressed. I’ve run a lot of boats in my career and this boat is as good if not better than anything I’ve driven. She did everything I asked of her without any drama, I felt right at home the second I took the helm. Now I just have to figure out how to buy one before Bossman realizes he’s selling these too cheap.
–Capt. Mike Hakala, Aqua Dream Living



Just wanted to say thanks, the Bossman Tailspotter and the Bossman team have exceeded all of my needs whether on the water or off. Great boat backed with great service.
–Tripp B.




Dear Bossman Boats, YOU GUYS ROCK! Thank you for a really great boat. I will run the river in honor of you all. Thank you for your due diligence.
–Carolyn C.



  • 680 LBS
  • 17’ 11” Length
  • 74” Beam
  • 18” Gunwale (Tournament Edition)
  • 12” Gunwale (Guide Edition)
  • 60” Width At Water Line
  • Occupancy 4  persons
  • Drafts 6 inches