Skiff by Palmer

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  • WSP.7.133  Sheet 1 of 2
  • WSP.7.133  Sheet 2 of 2

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Skiff by Palmer

Palmer Engine Company


There was always a strong market for small skiffs. The Palmer Company of Cos Cob, Connecticut, got its start in 1895 when Frank and Ray Palmer installed their first production engine in a 15' Whitehall. By the 1930s their company was one of the nation's leading builders of marine engines. In the early days the Palmers contracted with nearby boatbuilders to produce boats in which to install their engines, and they mar­keted complete packages under the Palmer name. Far too small for an engine, this skiff may have been sold as a tender for larger boats.  The plans have all you need to shape the boat: plank widths for the bottom, dimensions for a mold amidships, and a transom pattern. The seat supports are unusually elegant for such a small skiff and pro­vide substantial  strength. She has a single center rowing station, which would make it hard to carry a single passenger; a removable seat resting on the top of the garboard up forward would help.  From 87 Boat Designs by Ben Fuller.  Plans in 1996.


Additional Information

Type Skiff
Designer Palmer Engine Company
Lines taken by Allingham, Robert; Hughes, Roger
Plans drawn by Hughes, Roger
LOA 10
Beam 4' 1"
Plans include 2 sheets: lines, construction, offsets,
Source Daniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Library, Mystic Seaport Vessels & Small Craft Collection
Previous order number 96.82
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Catalog number WSP.7.133