Jimmy Skiff

Jimmy Skiff
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Product Code: CLCJS
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Before the advent of the outboard motor, rowing/sailing skiffs were common on Chesapeake Bay. They were used for crabbing, fishing, transporting goods, and enjoying summer evenings with a friend. Many local kids could row their dad's skiff long before they could ride a bicycle.

Model:  Length:  Hull Weight:  Beam:  Max Payload:  Cockpit Size:  Rowing Draft:  Sailing Draft:  Sail Area:
Jimmy Skiff 13' 2"
4.01 m 
43.5 kg 127 cm 205 kg Open 12.3 cm 76 cm 60 sq ft.

Proper rowing and sailing skiffs are extraordinarily rare these days. With 90% of all flat-bottomed skiffs designed for outboard motors, we may be in danger of forgetting what a pleasure it is to spend an afternoon in a handsome, easily-driven rowing skiff, a boat that glides effortlessly with each stroke without dragging its transom. Don’t be deceived by the Jimmy Skiff’s ample beam and stability; this boat rows well enough to really cover some miles in a day, whether it’s to reach your fishing grounds or just to enjoy an afternoon on the water.

The Jimmy Skiff is light enough to be cartopped or hoisted onto the deck of a larger cruising boat. And even though she weighs less than 100lbs in rowing trim, there’s enough room and capacity for three adults or a family of four.

Under sail, the Jimmy Skiff exhibits perfect balance and impeccable sailing manners in light or fresh breezes. The "leg-o-mutton" sail is quick to set up and strike, with only the simplest controls, making the Jimmy Skiff a perfect boat for beginning sailors. The traditional sprit boom means that the crew will never get whacked in the head during a surprise jibe.

We called our skiff "jimmy," Chesapeake slang for a male blue crab, because the Jimmy Skiff design is derived from rowing and sailing skiffs once common on the Chesapeake Bay.

Please note, the Jimmy Skiff kit has been superseded by the Jimmy Skiff II

Denman Marine Pty Ltd ATF | ABN: 54779786053 | 2888 Channel Highway Kettering, Tasmania 7155