Salty Roots NC is owned and operated by it’s Captains Scott and David who will ensure you always enjoy your experience!
Boat number 1 is a 1999 Regulator Marine 23’ Classic. The term “they don’t make them like they used to” inspired the 2018 upgrade for the power behind the boat. Twin, 2018 Yamaha 150 HP 4 Stroke engines propel Salty Roots to a cruising speed of 27 knots and a max speed of 44 knots. Just when we thought the Regulator couldn’t ride any better in snotty seas, the addition of engine weight proved us wrong as we are amazed by the performance.
When you are 50 miles offshore, redundancy is your friend so the Regulator is equipped with two ICOM VHF radios, two Garmin GPS/Depth Sonars, two Yamaha engines, two bilge pumps, EPIRB device and brand new safety gear including flares, PFD’s, medical box and fire extinguishers. We take safety as our number 1-3 priorities.
Boat number 2 is a 2003 22’ Southern Skimmer which also received a motor upgrade. We purchased the skimmer from the original owner who had the floor removed and replaced with solid fiberglass…which in turn added weight and stability. When we purchased the boat, it came with a 90 HP Suzuki and we wanted more performance, so we upgraded to a 140 HP which blisters the skimmer at a top speed of 42 knots. This boat is an amazing ride for a flat bottom boat which drafts about 4” of water.
Just because we stay in sight of land on this boat does not mean safety again isn’t a top priority. This boat is also equipped with brand new safety gear including PFD’s, throw cushion, fire extinguisher, flares, VHF radio and Garmin GPS/Sonar.