Bay River Skiff

   A versatile family daysailer with a simple tent, has camping capability for two.She sails comfortably and fast with her simple cat ketch rig – self-tacking, weatherly and stable down wind, the free standing rig is uncluttered and inexpensive.

Motors and rows, so she is suitable for fishing and exercise rowing.

LOA ……………15’0″BEAM…………..5′ 1 1/2″

DISP@DWL….700 lbs

SAIL AREA….94 sq. ft.

WEIGHT……..200 – 250 LBS

ENGINE………5 – 15 HP; 2 HP for trolling

PASSENGERS .. 5

Cruising Baja on a Bay River Skiff

 

Sunrise over Cape Lookout lighthouse looking thru stern opening. Wow! What a sight to wake up to, “a million dollar view in a thousand dollar boat.”

Loon with three pvc bows, covered with a home made nylon tent. Note the mizzen moved forward to the reefed position which clears the cockpit for living space. The floor boards, aft, lift up onto cleats to make a double berth. Comfortable

 and private camping and all the gear, as well as your provisions stow neatly away in the lockers. There is even a space to put a porta-potti alongside the centerboard trunk – accessible with the berth made up! As a matter of fact, all of the locker space is still available when the boat is set up for sleeping – a luxury not found on many larger “yachts”.

 Construction is plywood and epoxy. The detailed plans offer the option of two interiors and either taped or chine seam hull.

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Comparison of Bay River Skiff 17 to the Core Sound 17