Fishing Jones had a story about the ubiquitous Panga style boat. It is worth a read.
The only place I’ve been on a Panga was Belize and in about 80-some days I’ll be there again, down at El Pescador. Kind of very much looking forward to it.
Everywhere else I’ve fished I’ve been on more modern flats boats, so the Panga was a change of pace. I was surprised by the size of those boats. They really are pretty large. For being so large I was also surprised how shallow the draft was. We got into some pretty skinny water in those things. I have some great memories on pangas and I look forward to making more.