Model: Length: Hull Weight: Beam: Max Payload: Cockpit Size: Rowing Draft: Sailing Draft: Sail Area:
Jimmy Skiff 13' 2" 96 lbs. 50 in. 450 lbs. Open 5" 30" 60 sq ft.
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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.

The original Jimmy Skiff is a great lightweight skiff for rowing or sailing. Its successor, the Jimmy Skiff II, features a larger payload, more sail area, cockpit seating, and outboard motor capability.

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.

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