Cross Island Skiff
To quote boatbuilder Michael Higgins writing about the Cross Island skiff in WoodenBoat Magazine's Small Boats 2012, "if there is an 'all-terrian vehicle' of the marine world, this boat might well be it." Inspired by an old work skiff that found her way to the Dory Shop Boatyard in the final days of her long service, these were the do-it-all boats of this region: hauling traps and nets, delivering the catch, and transporting people and goods to communities around the bay. Ruggedly built to handle the work and weather of the Atlantic Coast, they also make strong and reliable pleasure boats, ones you can push up on the beach for a picnic and push off for the trip home.
16’ loa 6’ 1” beam