Merrimack Skiff

Merrimack Skiff

The Lowell Merrimack Skiff is designed to be a pleasure to row and enjoy on the water. This variation of the Salisbury Point Skiff dates from the 1920’s when outboard motors were first being developed. It is widened at the transom to more easily handle a small outboard motor, and has a single rail and three planks per side to lessen the cost of construction. An upscale fifteen-foot version of this versatile craft that is featured at the Mohonk Mountain House is also available with a double rail and brass half-oval rub strips. Lowell’s Merrimack Rowing Skiffs have been used by generations of fishermen, campers, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and rowing enthusiasts. They have proven to be extraordinarily seaworthy, safe and sturdy — boats built more than thirty years ago are still in use. Comfortable and easy to row, this skiff is outstanding for both oar and motor. For traditionalists, a notch can be cut in the transom for sculling with one oar.

Merrimack Skiff Specifications
Length 
Overall
Beam Depth
@ Mid-ships
Weight
(Approx.)
12′ 52″ 16″ 160 lb.
14′ 54″ 18″ 200 lb.

“The various successful adaptations of the classic… skiff built by the Lowell Boat Shop is testimony to the versatility of the design.” John Gardner (Classic Small Craft You Can Build, Mystic Seaport Museum, 1993)

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