Wooden Skiff Boat Plans and Kits
The term SKIFF is used in this page to describe a flat bottomed boat (or mostly flat) with a pointed bow and square back. This is often the design for fishing boats. There are many Skiffs that are set up for sailing and because of their flat bottoms can be made to plane making them fast and exciting boats.
Down Under the term SKIFF is also used to describe several classes of racing dingies.
Because of their usually simpler shape and curves, skiff are often easier and quicker to build particularly in plywood.
If you're planning a boatbuilding project you might like to check my boatbuilding resources. These are articles from my website and some outside links and build diaries.
Email me if a link is broken or if I've missed a boat. I try to keep my links accurate but things change quickly on the web.
- Bateau has several models of skiffs for fishing, motoring, hunting and rowing.
- Lady Bug Boats have several models available including a commercial sized boat.
- Free plans for the Barton Skiff from Gavin Atkin's In the boatshed. Many more free plans, have fun.
- Selway-Fisher offers several versions of powered skiffs including a kid's 8 ft boat.
- Free Skiff plans download from Duckworks. Steven Lewis design.
- Peeler Skiff powered Skiff from Chesapeake Light Craft. Plans or kit available.
- Glen-L has several models available
- Free Plan for 2 sheet skiff have fun there are several other designs including the Portuguese dinghy.
- Another free boat by Hannu's Boatyard.
- Tango Skiff powered skiff comes in several sizes and models.
- Atkin Boats has many models The George model is a rowing skiff.
- John Welsford has several skiff design, this one can be sailed, motored or rowed.
- Tolman Skiffs offers a book with detailed instruction and plans for several sturdy skiffs.
- Jerico Bay Lobster Skiff is a beautiful boat, plans offered the the Wooden Boat Store
- Thomas J. Hill Boat Design has a Cape Cod Skiff Design with center Console.
- Goat Island Skiff Great sailing Skiff from Michael Storer
- Devlin Boat Design offers several models
- Smith Marine Design Osprey model. A curvy 18 foot boat.
- Chesapeake Crab Skiff from D.Hyland boats.
- Rowing and Sailing Skiffs from Oughtred. Some lovely lapstrake boats here.
- Rowing Skiff from David Payne Yachts
- Whisp ultra light rowing or electric powered boat
- The Sound SchoolFree Plan foar 14 ft skiff and detailed instruction in pdf.
- Handsome fishing boats
- Glacier Bay Large Alaskan offshore fishing skiffs
- Stimson Marine has a pretty 11 ft rowing/sailing skiff.
- Bayou Skiff by Uncle John, simple small quiet water skiff.
- Free Plan for fishing skiff Old Mechanix illustrated plan from Svenson
- Row or Power Hudson skiff from Spira International
- Bevin's Skiff Simple 11 ft skiff by Alexandria Seaport Foundation
- Frugal Skiff Series from Shoestring Shipyard.
- The Duet is a 2 piece take apart boat from Portable Boats
- Skiff from Cajune Boats
- Swan Boat Design has a whole Flock of designs.
- Skiffs and much more from Simplicity Boats
- Free Sea Skiff Old plans offered by DIY Wood Boat
- San Juan Dory from Nexus Marine. Looks more like a skiff than a dory really.
- Chase Small Craft Compass 10 Skiff
- Didi Sport 15 High Performance sailing Dinghy skiff...ish.
- Simmons Sea Skiff from Cape Fear Museum.
- Tendercraft catalogue They have some skiffs.
- Skiff/Roundabout from Clark Craft
- Jem Watercraft Mini Skiff
- Many plans including skiffs from Bolger and friends.
- Rice Lake Skiff Lovely strip planked boat from Bear Mountain Boats
- Lewis Boat works offers Poor Boy skiff.
- Tracy O'Brien has some lovely designs.
- Cotuit Skiff Plans Free Plans for Cotuit Racing Dinghy
- Footloose from Jordan Boats. A sailing / rowing skiff.
- Amesbury Dory Skiff from the Mystic Seaport Museum
- Day Boat by Radoslaw Werszko, nice looking sail/row boat
- Texas Skiff Benford design. 18 foot fishing boat.
- Bowdidge Marine Designs has many skiffs and fishing boats, in Australia
- Another book with free plan: Building the Weekend Skiff
- Another book with a plan: How to build a flatiron Skiff
- Series of YouTube Video: on building a Work Skiff, by Louis Sauzedde
I try to be accurate and check my information, but mistakes happen. ALSO keep in mind that not all boat plans are well designed. Do your homework. I have not built these boats.email me if you find mistakes, I'll fix them and we'll all benefit: Christine