Skiff Boats for Sale
An Essential Tool for Any Boater
Skiffs are among the smallest boats on the market today. They are boats which oriented to those who wish to have the more simplistic design. Primarily intended for the sole fisherman/woman, the Skiff boats for sale are light, easy to transport, and affordable. As one of the more popular boat selections on the market, the skiff is worth considering.Read More
What is a Skiff?
A skiff is essentially one of the oldest styles of boats on the market. A variation of the flat bottom boat, the LOA of the Skiff is usually no more than 20’. Consequently, the power allotted to the Skiff is lower than that of other fishing boats. Due to the low HP motor fishermen/women can access shallow areas of the fresh or saltwater areas. Skiffs are ideal for river fishing and small inlet fishing and some are equipped for deep water and offshore fishing (though these configurations are intended more for a tender or secondary boat to a larger fishing vessel).
The small stature of a skiff allows for a maximum of 5 passengers, depending on the length and the capabilities. Most modern skiffs are fiberglass and have low sides to allow for easy casting and reeling. Due to the smaller nature of the hull, a secondary anchor or power pole is advised to minimize the roll and sway of the vessel when in rougher waters, such as the Keys.
Types of Skiffs
The Skiff boat styles are categorized by several factors. Modern Skiffs can be configured in a simple one-person style rowboat without a motor, or with powerful engines.
Options and additives for the skiff generally include multiple fish boxes housed in either the bow of the vessel or the transom, live bait wells, increased casting deck space, vertical rod holders, hard tops, and updated seats. When fishing on a skiff, the boater can choose to stand on deck, or cast from the bow/aft of the vessel, should the design allow.
While the fishing skiff is the most popular style, popularity has grown for the racing skiff. Skiff racing classes incorporate small crews to race in classes of 12’, 16’, and 18’ skiff categories. The design of the racing skiff focuses on the sails rather than the motor configurations. While the outboards on the racing skiffs are prone to be a higher HP than on the fishing skiff, they will still be far lower than what you would find on a bay boat or bass boat.
Common Skiff Brands
The skiff market is ever expanding. Pricing for the Skiffs range from $1800+ depending on the length, year, outboard motor, and add-ons. . However, here are a few of the most common brands. Please note that each brand may have different models and series selections.
- Aluma Craft
- East Cape
- Hell’s Bay
- Marine Light Aluminum Boats
- Ranger Boats
- Starcraft Marine
- Triton Boats
- Carolina Skiff
To find out more about a specific boat, please visit the boat review pages or the manufacturer summary pages.
We Can Find the Skiff Boats for Sale You Want
The search for any vessel can take you to many avenues, but if you are in search of skiff boats for sale, you are in luck as this is one of the most widely used boat styles on the market today. Buying a new skiff is an option, but if you want to maximize the overall value of the skiff, the pre-owned boat market is where to begin.
Vessel Vendor specializes in the sale of pre-owned boats listed by boat enthusiasts. Our site is oriented to pair these listers with qualified buyers. Since we only cater to boat related content, the selection that you find on our site will be of a higher value than that of third party sites which offer boats, trucks, and toys, for example.
Vessel Vendor is not simply your average, everyday online boat classified site. Vessel Vendor is the number one site in Florida for those seeking boats of all sizes and styles. Sellers will find that our site offers the lowest seller fees. This allows us to maintain an extensive inventory of all styles of boats to ensuring that our selection ever evolving and expanding.
If you are a buyer, you will see that we are more than just boat sales. Our site encourages our users to be educated in their decision to buy a boat by offering boat and yacht reviews as well as other articles to empower potential buyers with the needed information about the boating industry.
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