Jamie and Kelly Driggers live in land-locked Live Oak, Fla. with their daughters Aubrey (10) and Kaylee (7). When it’s time to enjoy some fun in the sun, the family loads up and heads out to a small coastal community near Steinhatchee, Fla. for adventures on their Sailfish 236CC. The family has enjoyed their Sailfish for six years.
“We owned a bay boat when my wife and I first got married, but sold it due to a lack of use whenever we started building our house and began to grow our family,” Jamie said.
When they got back into the market for a boat, they knew they were looking for something that suited all their needs as a boating family. Jamie said, “We wanted something family friendly but offshore capable, with high gunwales for the kids, forward seating, and still towable with our standard Chevrolet Silverado.”
Sailfish boats are loaded with safety features, from the strategically-placed bow rails to the non-skid on the deck, Sailfish manufactures some of the safest boats on the market. Safe and well-built, Sailfish has an integrated telescoping ladder that can easily be accessed from the water and offers some of the highest cockpit depths in the industry.
“The Sailfish 236 has been the perfect combination boat for our family.” said Jamie, “We ride the Steinhatchee River to sightsee, scallop, and we also offshore fish out of it.”
The Driggers family often runs the boat down the Intercoastal from North Jacksonville to St. Augustine. “We will grab some lunch and spend the rest of the day sightseeing,” said Jamie.
Since purchasing the boat, the Driggers have made many upgrades, including a 36 volt Rhodan trolling motor, two 12” chart-plotters, and custom deck pads.
Jamie said, “I hope to one day move up to a 27’-28’ Sailfish. We love our Sailfish and have made many memories with it.”