A fast and stable boat that can carry a real load
Based on traditional crabbing skiff documentation by Howard Chapelle, this has proven to be a fast and stable boat that can carry a real load. While primarily a sailing skiff, she is reasonably handy under oars and easily driven with a tiny outboard. She also display good manners when towed.
LOA – 15′ 4″
BEAM – 4′ 8″
DRAFT, board up – 10″
DRAFT, board down – 2′ 5″
WEIGHT – approx. 250 lb.
HULL TYPE – deadrise
CONSTRUCTION – plywood
SUITABLE FOR – Somewhat protected waters.
TRAILERABLE – Yes
PROPULSION – 2 to 3 hp outboard
SPEED – Up to 6 kt.
As Mike O’Brien said in his WoodenBoat design review, “Doug Hylan has drawn a striking skiff that looks sharp in any company.” Plans are on four sheets: Lines and offsets, construction, leg o’ mutton sail plan and sprit sail plan.
Traditional detailing is combined with easy maintenance and simple plywood construction.