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Offshore Skiff
A 28-Foot Plywood Skiff
By Westlawn Director, Dave Gerr
Not a sea skiff, the
Offshore Skiff
, is a modi-
fied dory. Its hull is a cross between the semi-
dory and the flatiron dory skiff. These are fast,
comfortable boats, with shoal draft, that are
easy to build.
Offshore Skiff
s have been used
for everything from lake and river pleasure
craft, to pound-net fishing boats off of Cape
Cod, to a fleet of six engaged in seaweed
aquaculture in the Pacific Ocean.
Bruce Chinery built his
River Horse
—the most
recently launched
Offshore Skiff,
pictured
here—for his own use. He certainly did a fine
job. The epoxy-chine plywood construction
lends itself to easy home building, with many
Offshore Skiff
s having been brought to life this
way over the years. Others have been con-
structed at professional yards.
The
Offshore Skiff
’s cabin arrangement is
shown below. Though easily trailerable, the
boat has full standing headroom, a full galley,
and an enclosed head. There’s also an open,
center-console version—an excellent utility and
workboat.
LOA: 28 ft. - 3 in.
DWL: 24 ft. - 0 in.
Beam: 8 ft. - 0 in.
Draft (hull): 0 ft. - 11 in.
Draft (outboard): 26”
Disp: 5,400 lb.
Speed: 18 knots with 75 hp
23 knots with 150 hp
Contact:
Dave Gerr
Gerr Marine, Inc.
838 West End Ave., Suite BB
New York, NY 10025 USA
Tel: 212-864-7030
Fax: 212-932-0872
Email:
dave@gerrmarine.com
Web:
www.gerrmarine.com