The Ellis 20

  • Ellis 20 Nice Running Shot in SW Harbor
  • Ellis 20 out of Somes Sound
  • Ellis 20 Close Up Departing Somes Sound
  • A Seaworthy Ellis 20
  • Ellis 20 Profile running with 90hp Honda outboard
  • Ellis 20 Smooth Cruise on a windy "loose your hat" kind of day
  • Ellis 20 at mooring in Southwest Harbor, Maine
  • Don Ellis on an early Ellis 20 - Vintage Photo
  • Ellis 20 Helm and Forward Interior under the canvas dodger
  • Ellis 20 Options - Seating and Storage Forward and Aft
  • Ellis 20 Drawings
  • Ellis 20 under construction - Teak storage and seating option

The Ellis 20’s Semi-displacement Downeast Hull was designed by the late Ralph Ellis in the 1970’s and is still being built by Ellis Boat Company today under the leadership of Don Ellis, Ralph’s son. Ralph’s timeless Ellis 20 design has proven to be fast, fuel-efficient, and seaworthy. Reaching top speeds of 30 mph with a 70-hp outboard engine, the Ellis 20 will take you to your favorite fishing area or picnic destination safe and sound without needing to fill up with fuel in every harbor on the way.  She will tow water skiers at an exhilarating speed or get you to your favorite fishing area and back with ease. The large cockpit makes an ideal fishing platform. The construction is of hand laid-up fiberglass to very strict standards which produces a strong hull with a beautiful finish. The self-bailing cockpit and built in flotation make this boat virtually unsinkable. If you’ve been searching for a quality boat for recreational use, fishing, or commuting to the islands, you needn’t look any further! 

Length overall 20′ 2″
Maximum beam 7′ 6″
Draft (keel) 11″
Freeboard (forward) 3′ 4″
Freeboard (aft) 1′ 9″
Displacement 1,800 lb.
Fuel 40-gal
Suggested power 70 hp
Cruising speed 12-20 knt
Max speed 28-30 knt