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So, the Backwater is an age-old design. Designed by David Sintez in New Orleans. Dave designed hundreds of boats, I believe he had over 600 different designs under his belt and design did work for coast guard vessels and other government boats as well as hundreds of commercial fishing boats and pleasure boats. My father and I started Layton’s Boatworks in 1999 and we did only repair work for some time until 2002 and we built our first 40-foot Sport fisher. It was designed by David, we went on to build several of his designs a few 45s and a 50-footer and then started building the Layton Bay, all designed by Dave. One day when I was at his shop in New Orleans and I saw the 16, I Immediately fell in love with it. I bought one from Dave and brought it back to Edenton rigged it with a 50 horse Yamaha and ran it for several years. I was always blown away but it's performance. I've never been on a boat 16 foot that could perform the way this one does. I ended up selling it and I really regretted it. I always wanted another one, but Dave's health was not good, and he was no longer building any boats. He ended up passing away and the molds for his 16 got bought by one of his other boat builders. I did a little research and found out who had them and it ended up being a guy already knew that I met at Dave's shop one day. A few months ago, I decided to give him a call. I had made arrangements with him to buy 16’s from him have them shipped to Edenton and rig them out here as a dealer. We decided to name it the back water. We are very proud to sell them. They are lifetime boats that are build rot proof, no wood to go bad and a construction that will last generations.

a new design made with postermywall

mEET the  PERFECT  center console to fish the creeks, marshes...and the Backwater!

TAKE A TOUR OF THE BACKWATER WITH DOUG LAYTON!

Owner of Layton's Boatworks

Clink the link & enjoy the tour!

https://youtu.be/totk0QR5Xe4

THE RIDE:

Easy cruise speed of 27MPH.

Top speed 34MPH, full of fuel with 2 adults.

At 25MPH she glides cross the water effortlessly with minimal to no engine noise.

Backwater fuel burn and cruise stats. Information was taken in choppy conditions, light wind, & full tank of gas. Optimal cruise was at 4500 RPMs at 22.5 mph with a fuel burn of 10.3 miles per gallon. That gives over 100 mile range.

Standard Equipment

  • Standard Color White
  • Hydraulic Steering
  • 4 Rod Holders
  • Load-Rite Trailer w/ swing tongue
  • Forward Casting Deck
  • Running Lights
  • Bilge Pump
  • Leaning Post with Rocket Launchers
  • SS Rubrail
  • 2 Cup Holders
  • 4 Cleats

Optional Equipment

  • 12V Minn Kota Trolling Motor Package W/ 27 Series Deep Cycle battery & charger
  • Yeti Tundra 35 Cooler Under Leaning Post
  • 6ft Power-Pole
  • 8ft Power-Pole
  • Additional Rod Holders
  • Forward Pedestal Seat
  • Jack-Plate
  • Bimini top
  • Deck Rod Storage
  • 75HP Engine Upgrade
  • Road-King Trailer Upgrade
  • Garmin Depth/Fish Finder Combo (Model Echo-map vhd740cv combo, US Blue Chart G3, T24 Transducer)
  • Swim Ladder
  • Trim Tabs
  • Console Cooler Seat w/ Cushion
  • Bluetooth Audio/ 2 Speakers

Specifications

  • Length w/Bracket - 16'
  • Beam at Transom - 6'
  • Maximum Beam - 6'.6"
  • Draft - 12"
  • Freeboard - 17"
  • Dry Weight w/out Engine - 1000lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity - 12gal.
  • Engine Weight - 229lbs.
  • MPG - 8
  • Top Speed - 34mph
  • Easy Cruise Speed - 27mph
  • Dead Rise at Transom - 12 Deg.
  • Maximum Power - 75HP
  • Trailer w/out swing tongue is 22' from ball to engine
  • BOAT, MOTOR & TRAILER COMBINED WEIGHT - 2,050LBS

Backwater 16' w/ Tiller Package Specifications

STANDARD EQUIPMENT

  • Forward Casting Deck with storage
  • Black Rub-Rail
  • Bilge Pump
  • 4 - Cleats
  • 2 Bench Seats (1 in back & 1 midship)

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

  • High Quality LED Running Lights
  • Rod Holders (each)

2023 Backwater w/Tiller Package - Hicks

White Hull w/ Black Bottom Paint

Options added:

  • 60HP Black Suzuki w/Tiller
  • 2- Fly Rod Holders

2023 Backwater - Niden

Medium Grey Hull

Options added:

  • 50HP
  • Console Cooler Seat w/ Cushion
  • Bluetooth Audio w/ 2 Speakers
  • Garmin Depth/Fish Finder Combo
  • Load-Rite Trailer
  • Jack-Plate
  • Swim Ladder

2023 Backwater - Coffin

Fighting Lady Yellow w/ Bottom Paint

Options added:

  • 70HP Upgrade
  • Minn Kota Trolling Motor w/ Spot Lock
  • Yeti Cooler under Leaning Post
  • Trim Tabs
  • 8' Power-Pole
  • Aqua-Traction Package
  • Console Cooler Seat w/ Cushion
  • Bluetooth Audio w/ 2 Speakers
  • Garmin Depth/Fish Finder Combo
  • Load-Rite Trailer

2023 Backwater Smith

Stars & Stripes Blue Hull

Options added:

  • 60HP Suzuki
  • 4 additional Rod-Holders
  • Console Seat w/Cushion
  • 9" Garmin Depth/Fish Finder Combo
  • Audio W/ 4 Speakers

2023 Backwater

White Hull

Options added:

  • 60Hp Suzuki
  • Minn Kota Trolling Motor w/ Spot Lock
  • Forward Pedestal Seat
  • Garmin Depth/Fish Finder Combo
  • Bluetooth Audio/2 Speakers
  • 8' Power-Pole
  • Deck Rod Storage
  • 2 - 35Qt Yeti Coolers ( 1 underneath Leaning Post & one for console seat)

 

2023 Backwater Moore

Medium Grey Hull

Options added:

  • 60Hp Suzuki
  • Minn Kota Trolling Motor
  • Forward Pedestal Seat
  • Garmin Depth/Fish Finder Combo
  • Bluetooth Audio/2 Speakers
  • Jack-plate
  • Trim Tabs
  • Console Cooler Seat & Cushion

 

2022 Backwater Harrup

Stars & Stripes Blue Hull

Options added:

  • 60HP Suzuki
  • Minn Kota Trolling Motor
  • Yeti Cooler under leaning post
  • Bluetooth Audio/2 Speakers
  • Deck Rod Storage
  • Swim Ladder
  • 8' Power-pole
  • Custom Cushion Color for Leaning Post
  • Custom Cushion Color for Cooler
  • Trim Tabs
  • Aqua-traction Package

2022 Backwater Johnson

Olive Drab Hull

Options added:

  • 60HP Suzuki with Tiller Package

 

2022 Backwater Basile

Seafoam Green Hull

Options added:

  • 12v Minn Kota Trolling Motor I-pilot w/spot lock
  • Swim Platform
  • Bluetooth Audio/speakers
  • Custom Cooler Cushion
  • Bottom Paint

 

 

2022 Backwater Herring

Stars & Stripes Blue Hull

Options added:

  • 12v Minn Kota Trolling Motor I-pilot w/spot lock
  • 8ft Power-pole
  • Swim Platform
  • Bluetooth Audio/speakers
  • Custom Cooler Cushion

 

 

2022 Backwater Britt

Ice Blue Hull

Options added:

  • 12v Minn Kota Trolling Motor I-pilot w/spot lock
  • 6ft Power-pole
  • Yeti Tundra 35 Cooler under Leaning Post
  • Custom Cooler Console Seat

2022 Backwater Rinehart

White Hull

Options added:

  • 12v Minn Kota Trolling Motor I-pilot w/spot lock & battery charger
  • Garmin Touchscreen upgrade

2022 Backwater Nicosia

White Hull

Options added:

  • 70HP Upgrade
  • 12v Minn Kota Trolling Motor with Spot Lock
  • Forward Pedestal Seat
  • Deck Rod Storage
  • Yeti Cooler Under Leaning Post
  • 6' Power Pole
  • Garmin upgrade 9" unit
  • Under Gunnel Rod Holders
  • Custom Console Seat Cushion
  • Atlas Jack Plate
  • Trim Tabs