The sleek finish of Nicaraguan mahogany juxtaposed against the white accents and green upholstery is eye-catching. Nothing fancy here, and yet the Geaux Fly features most of the salon amenities you’d find on a much larger boat. A U-shaped dinette sits to starboard, with a large bench on the port side. Both the dinette and bench can be converted quickly for additional bunk space for crew during overnight trips.
The Geaux Fly optimizes space just about everywhere. Typically tucked away in a cabinet, Maverick added a microwave lift behind the freezers to occupy a space usually reserved for the air conditioner. The microwave rises from the mahogany countertop with the push of a button. “We used to put a two-burner stove in them, but no one ever turned it on,” says Drivon. “That’s why we opted for this design. You can tuck a George Foreman and a rice cooker in the extra storage space and you’re all set.”
Should Geaux Fly need to replace an engine unexpectedly, the bulkhead and furniture can be removed in less than 30 minutes. The engine can be completely removed in less than four hours, a huge plus if you need to make a quick swap and get fishing the next day. “These boats were meant to fish, and they fish every day. That’s the beauty of the construction and the thought process behind the build. It’s the perfect charter boat,” says Drost.