Due to popular demand we created a full planing version of our Amanda skiff. One boat can't do it all and while we came close we cannot defy the laws of physics. The Jessy is a pure planing hull, she will run 20 mph with only a 9.9 hp motor. to do this we gave up sailing and rowing qualities. we increased her beam to 5′ to both enhance her planing qualities and to give more stability for hard turns and for a better payload. she comes with a hatch in the forward bulkhead for an anchor locker. Like her sisters she is designed to be built quickly from a kit. She is an ideal first build introduction to stitch and glue construction.
Jessy 12 Hull #1 Construction album, Note that later the Jessy 12 received larger flotation seat tanks as seen below.
With a 4 hp motor and one person she topped out at 12 mph and 22mph with 8 hp. With two people and an 85# dog, 4 hp could not plane but she made 17 mph with 8 hp.
We also have a custom cradle available, made for this boat (see below). It will hold the boat rock steady and level both in an upright and bottom up position for the optimal work surface during construction. The folding cradles include a lower tray to keep your tools off of the ground. These will also make the perfect storage arrangement for your Mandy, Amanda or Jessy. Inscribed with our hypocycloid, you will be showing off your stored boat. The cradle folds flat when not in use. The cradles are made from CNC cut 3/4″ birch plywood.
The Jess 12 kit parts are shown below. This is not a complete kit. The longer solid wood parts are sourced by the builder and ripped on a table saw but all the hull parts are CNC cut and ready to assemble.
The assembled Jessy 12 in 3d below.
Below: A happy builder reports... "We had successful launch on July 4. Here are my son, son-law,5 grandkids, and I with the boat and 5 HP motor. It would fly with one person and plane with two."