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Skiffs for Work or Sport

Shown on these pages are some stock designs that can be built and customized for you. Old Wharf also builds total custom designs. This can include traditional lapstrake designs built in a traditional solid wood construction method, or modified for modern glued lap construction. An example of this would be the Melonseed . An example of a fully traditional lapstrake boat would be the 15' cedar lapstrake canoe I built in 1985. An example of a total custom design is the Nauset Marsh Skiff designed and built for Capt. Bob McAdams in 1994. Another custom design, a commercial work boat, is the power catamaran built for Bob Wallace in 1985. This boat was built using "traditional " plywood construction techniques, then glassed by a local fiberglassing shop. It is still in use in Wellfleet Harbor today. Or you may have a design you have been dreaming about for years, maybe even bought the plans . Let Old Wharf turn that dream into a boat floating on your favorite piece of water, a unique boat built just for you.

Wide Guide Skiff

The Wide Guide Skiff is an 18' shallow draft skiff with a v-bow transitioning to a flat bottom in the stern. This gives the boat a better ride in a chop, while also retaining shallow draft and minimum displacement, allowing the use of a smaller motor than a full v-bottom. Construction is taped seam marine ply, so-called "stitch and glue".

Lumber Yard Skiffs


The Lumber Yard Skiff is based on the Brockway skiffs. Rugged, stable, and inexpensive, these flat-bottom boats come in three sizes, 12', 16' and 20', and may be purchased as bare wood hulls, semi-finished or ready to launch.

Billingsgate Bas Boat


The Billingsgate Bass Boat has been designed and constructed for fly-fishing, casting, and trolling the waters surrounding Cape Cod, and New England. This boat was born of a few ideas for improving an already great handling boat - the 18' Simmons Sea Skiff - like adding another strake in height, then some more beam came to mind.

Simmons Sea Skiff Under Construction


The Simmons Sea Skiff was developed by a man named T.N. Simmons, as outboard powered fishing boats for use in the inlets and open ocean. The boats have the bow of a traditional New England Banks Dory, a shallow v-bottom, and a high, raking transom with the motor mounted in a well. Visit the Simmons Sea Skiff construction page to see the boat going together.

Rowing Dories

Old Wharf Dory is a modern version of the Grand Banks fishing dory, well suited for rowing along shore. I developed the lines by combining and refining the lines from the 16' Lowell Coast Guard dory and Phil Bolger's Gloucester Gull. The length over all is 15'6".

[ Please not that all boats are available to any stage of completion from bare hulls
to finished boats to complete boat/motor ready to launch packages. ]


Old Wharf Dory Company
170 Old Chequessett Neck Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667
508-349-2383
E-mail:
info@oldwharf.com

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