To select Study Plans, or CNC Cutting Files for this boat please use the drop-down menu above. 16 Foot 5m Aluminum Utility Skiff Kit
This is a basic/utility version of our 16 Foot Skiff.
Have a look at our Build Logs section for a comprehensive gallery of build photos on this boat.
Designed by Rick Welin ( metalboatkits.com ) this welded aluminum skiff will take a beating and last a lifetime.
A dingy or yacht tender leads a rough life , being dragged up on many a rocky shoreline or bashing against encrusted piers. . Inflatable and fiberglass boats just don't stand up over the long term. This skiff was designed out of frustration with existing products on the market.... Most are simply too "tender" or are too delicate for actual everyday usage. This one provides a safe dry ride and load carrying for the real world. Designed by a boater , for boaters.
Built with 1/8" aluminum plating and all welded seams. She is extra beamy for load carrying. A moderate VEE bottom ensures strength as well as a comfortable ride. She has as a 2" pipe rubrail for hand holds and super strength. The "scuppers" all around under the rub-rails afford plenty of places for tying lines or attaching canvas for cushioning bumpers while along side the mother ship. Plenty of room for cargo and people. Foam Filled Floatation compartments ensure level floatation when swamped. (Customer supplies pour in place foam. )
(It should be noted that your purchase is for the building of ONE boat only and any additional hulls built from the files require a 50% fee per boat built.) Email us for licencing additional builds and production runs.