The PT skiff is a very fuel efficient center console runabout that is good looking, has good handling, can carry a load, and is incredibly quick with only 20 horsepower. The hull shape of the PT skiff was studied with the most advanced design tools seeking all around utility with maximum fuel efficiency while being able to perform well under various speeds, loads and conditions.
It goes about 22 knots lightly loaded and does over 16 knots with four people and gear and it feels like a rocket with only 20 horsepower.
It handles rough water very well compared to wider, flatter skiffs.
Water ballast is a feature of this boat. It adds stability when at the dock, and makes the boat ride better in rough weather.
Other design features help this boat travel comfortably through rough water: High freeboard, side decks and lots of flare in the topsides.
The kit is cut from 12 sheets of LLoyds approved BS 1088 Okoume plywood. There are 120+ separate pieces from plywood in this boat, but they go together quickly and fit perfectly.
Sample a Customer Review:
“I know I can see/feel a good boat design when I see it, but your kit continues to amaze me. The panels line up sub-millimetre perfect with tight joins between hull panels, frames locating perfectly on chines and alignment notches, and chine angle changes spot on the hull panel edges. Sure, from time to time I need to file a millimetre or so off a tongue where the router hasn’t been able to “square” the corner. This is a quality kit. I knew from the photographs I had seen and the very small hull line drawings that the PT Skiff was a nice boat, but getting to the point where I can see the curves of the panels has blown me away. This is a gorgeous boat. It is easy to see why it planes so well, and I can see the heritage of the boat in its lines. It is definitely a skiff.” B.O. AUSTRALIA October 2012
Ashlyn or Russell Brown
Port Townsend Watercraft
PO Box 1875
Port Townsend, WA 98368