Phantom 22 by

[PH22] A bay boat based on Phantoms 16 and 18

Length overall21' 10"6.66 m
Beam8' 6"2.59 m
Draft8"0.2 m
Weight1201 lbs545 kg
Engine power90 - 125
Hull construction Stich-n-glue
See also Phantom 16Phantom 18



The Phantom 22 is a bay boat based on our Phantoms 16 and 18. They share the same shallow draft and hull shape but the 22' hull offers more freeboard, comfort and capability.

This is a great compromise boat. For inshore fishing, she has shallow draft, moderate freeboard, a clean deck and plenty of room for baitwell, fishbox and storage. In good weather, she can go offshore. For cruising with family and friends, she has plenty of seating and storage plus a large persons and gear capacity. We specify 7 persons or 2,000 lbs persons and gear with max. 125 HP but the legal USCG calculations allow much more.

The layout is classic: center console with swing back seat, cooler under. Rear bench in front of the motorwell bulkhead, forward a casting deck with two side seats. Gunwales (side decks) are 8" wide. The self-bailing cockpit is more than 20" deep and optional handrails will increase that height by another 6 to 8".

The plans include at least two plans for different center consoles and those can be built larger or smaller. The rear can bench can be eliminated and the casting deck can be made larger or smaller. The side seats of the casting deck shown on the plans are small for maximum floor area but they can easily be made wider.

The fuel capacity is 36 gallons under the floor, with standard tanks but this can be increased to 60+ gallons with a tank under the center console or with custom sized tanks.

Baitwells, cooler and all kind of dry or wet storage can be build: what we show is only a suggested layout. The boat can be kept very simple with access holes cut in the bulkheads or one can use the hatches that we specify with part numbers.

A tee top can be installed bolted on backing plates epoxy glued under the sole.

This boats transom is designed for a standard 25" shaft. The transom can easily be modified to accept other shaft lengths.

Phantom 22

See also

Design Length Beam Sail area Engine power Compare
Phantom 16 Phantom 16 by
A flats fisherman dream. It is used by professional fishing guides in Florida!
4.85 m
7' 5"
2.25 m
- 70
Phantom 18 Phantom 18 by
[PH18] A flats fisherman dream. Light weight, easy to pole, very shallow draft
5.5 m
7' 5"
2.25 m
- 70 - 90

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