Boats For Sale



16′ Amesbury Skiff (built for Wooden Boat Magazine)

(built 2014)


Located: Massachusetts

 16’ Lowell Amesbury Skiff, built for Wooden Boat Magazine’s Sept/Oct. 2014 Issue
Cedar planking, locust frames/rails/stem, mahogany transom.

Including in sale: trailer (used), 35 hp tohatsu motor (2016), steering wheel, white cedar floor decks, bronze cleats, automatic bilge pump, anchor and dock lines.


16′ Amesbury/Palmer Skiff

(circa 1952)


Located: Connecticut

 15’9” Lowell Amesbury Skiff, originally built for fishing
Oringinal 10hp Palmer inboard gas engine
Pine plank, oak frame, mohagony seats & engine cover
2 oars (retrofit)
Original service manuals & engine seal included


18′ Amesbury Skiff






Located: Massachusetts


 18′ Amesbury Skiff, wood, built 2008, seats 7, fore and aft stowage, custom boat cover.  indoor winter storage from ’08 to ’15.  reusable shrink wrap cover, new in ’16.


 40hp Mercury outboard, 160 hours on engine, power tilt, hydraulic steering.  2 gas tanks, bilge pump, vhf radio, depth sounder. new battery in 2014.  


 Karavan boat trailer, single axle, 2800 lb capacity


Extras: 8 lb Danforth anchor w/220′ anchor rode.  Shaw & Tenney 9′ oars/oarlocks, fenders

14′ Sailing Surf Dory


Located: San Diego, CA

14′ Wooden Sailing Dory built by Lowell’s Boat Shop in Amesbury, Massachusetts, the nation’s oldest operating boat shop. This boat was built in 2010 and has never been used and so is in new condition. Original cost is $13,000. She is cedar plank on locust frame with copper and bronze fasteners. The bottom and garboard have been encapsulated in fiberglass and epoxy for leak free trailering. She is sprit rigged, with a dagger board. She comes with oars, trailer, and cover.

click here for a video of the boats construction

17′ Salisbury Point Sailing Skiff

$7,000 (obro)

Located: Charleston, SC

 17′ Salisbury Point Skiff built in 1994 at Lowell’s Boat Shop.  She is pine and mahogany plank on oak frame with copper and bronze fasteners. The bottom and garboard have been encapsulated in fiberglass and epoxy for leak free trailering.  has all of the original components including all 4 oars and other items that I’m not familiar with that I included in the pictures in the previous email. It has been stored indoors and is in terrific condition with no visible damage. It also has a full size cover for it. Based on your information, asking price will be $7000 with a trailer and negotiable without one. Open to any reasonable offers, but buyer will be responsible for shipping if necessary


16′ Sailing Surf Dory


Located: St. Petersburg FL

16′ Lowell Boat Shop surf dory; row, sail, motor. Exact build year unknown.

This over 40 year old wood sailing dory is in excellent condition – garage kept.

She is White Pine on White Oak frames with Mahogany thwarts, transom, and trim. She is Copper clinch nailed. Spars are Fir.

She has a sprit rig for her original Egyptian Cotton sail in good condition with some stains.

Shaw and Tenney oars (2), bronze hardware, and a custom Continental beach launching tilt trailer (new 2012) are included.

She has an outboard motor well in the stern (no motor included). A Torqeedo electric motor is available extra. Located St. Petersburg, FL.

Would make a nice tender for a classic yacht. .

12′ Lawley Tender






12′ Lawley Tender donated to Lowell’s Boat Shop and lovingly restored by our crew of volunteers.  The provenance of this boat is unkown.  She is cedar on oak with mahogany transom and seating.  She was well fiberglassed on the exterior and is a trailerable dry boat.  She has new rails and keel in mahogany.



(Not built at Lowell’s Boat Shop)
Built 2016 from WoodenBoat plans
White oak frames, rub rail and stem
Mahogany transom, seats, breast hook and quarter knees.
Marine plywood bottom
Copper rivets and bronze fasteners
Oars included

2014 16′ Amesbury Skiff


Built last winter as the subject for an upcoming WoodenBoat Magazine article.  Cedar on Locust, copper and bronze fastened.  Varnished Mahogany transom.  Traditionally caulked bottom.  No engine but can be set up with tiller steer or a console can be easily added.

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