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Reynolds Yacht Sales
An amazing restoration of a classic Sea Skiff built on the upper eastern shore of Maryland in Annapolis by Nelson Silva. Hand laid glass over wood. 2018 Suzuki had 20 hr service. Hydraulic steering.
22 knots@4600 rpm 2 gph
The Simmons Sea Skiff, with her shallow V-hull bow that flattens out as it extends to the stern, will quickly plane and run at 30 mph with a 50 HP engine. She is quite light, displacing just 650 pounds. The bow gets its high sheer line from its New England dory roots. The unique, raked transom/inboard motor well helps the boat to ride oncoming waves from astern, and allows complete access to the water from the stern of the boat. The hull is long and narrow and performs well at all speeds, and will turn sharply. She was designed as a fishing boat, and when trolling, tracks well, and skims over the water with 10” of draft.
Simmons came up with a design that included a high, severely raked transom (about 35°), which met with the fisherman’s approval. The boat soon became popular with the local fishermen and later, in the 1950's, Simmons modified his design to include a motor well for mounting an outboard engine, so that the boat could maintain swamping prevention and ride the surf with its high, raked transom in a following sea.
It was commonly said amongst the local fisherman, "It will get you back in, long after you wish you weren't out there".
The Simmons Sea Skiff was originated in the late 1940's by a North Carolina furniture maker, T. N. Simmons, who stringently referred to himself as a “furniture maker”, not a “boat builder”. Simmons had gained a reputation locally as a “master woodworker”, building furniture and cabinets, and had built a couple of small boats on the side. A local fisherman asked him to build a pulling boat of New England Dory characteristics, but with a wide stern and transom that allowed easy maneuvering of fishing nets from the stern. He also wanted to be able to launch the boat from the beaches of Cape Hatteras without being swamped by the breaking surf.
Over time, Simmons continued to refine his design, which eventually evolved to include a shallow V-bottom. Hereupon, the boat earned a tremendous reputation for its seaworthiness, and was even used by the Army Corp of Engineers. Cape Hatteras fishermen had so much confidence in these small boats that they would take them offshore as far out as 30 miles to fish in the Gulf Stream.
12 volt, Battery, 12 volt panel with 2 USB ports, Running lights, Auxiliary switches
Lowarance Hook 5 chart plotter/fish finder with transom mount transducer
Two white Yeti Coolers(160 & 60 quart) with white cushions, 4 S/S rod holders, 1 plastic 3 rod holder, S/S aft and midship cleats, S/S Sampson post on bow, Navy anchor and rode, Fender, Lines, Swim ladder
1990 Magic Tilt single axel trailer with bearing buddies, New wheels/tires/submersible LED lights('19)