Sid Skiff

Sid Skiff
Name: Sid Skiff
Boat Owner: Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding
Designer: Ray Speck
Builder: NWSWB

Master boatbuilder and NWSWB instructor, Emeritus Ray Speck, drew the lines for this classic Puget Sound small craft while working as a young boatbuilder in Sausalito CA. Ray saw that the harbormaster, Sid Foster, was using a particularly sweet little 12’5″ lapstrake skiff to row around Richardson Bay. Ray took the little skiff’s lines with Sid’s permission, and over time, developed them into a range of skiffs from 13 to 18 feet long. Ray estimates he’s built just about 100 of these beautiful boats so far in his nearly 45 year career as a boatbuilder, many of them while teaching at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Built from Western Red Cedar, Sapele, and White Oak. Includes a set of custom oars, sprit rig, custom cover and EZ Loader trailer.

LOD feet: 13
Hull Timber: Daysailer
Type of Boat: Western Red Cedar
State: USA
Built: 2016
Location: USA Village