Sailing yachts

Whitehall Skiff

(REF: 23945)


  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Shew and Burnam, Maine
  • Year: 1981
  • Location: Scotland
  • Length on deck: 12'1"
  • Beam: 4'1"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Whitehall Skiff

A beautiful Whitehall skiff built by Shew and Burnam of South Bristol, Maine.  Believed to have been built around 1981.

An elegant rowing skiff with a simple standing lug rig, she is a delight to row and sail.

Comes complete with rig, oars, new all over cover and a combination road trailer/launching trolley.

Bought by the current owners from the dissolved collection of the maritime museum at Eyemouth she has been used for sunny days on the Scottish coast and is a very special little boat indeed.

Length                  12’1”

Beam                    4’1”




Clinker planked, probably using cedar, on steamed oak timbers, all copper rivet fastened.

Oak stem and stern post with varnished mahogany transom.

Laminated oak quarter knees and breasthook.

Varnished oak gunwhales and varnished mahogany sheer strake.

Solid timber thwarts with laminated oak supporting knees.

Varnished hardwood slatted sole boards.

Wooden dagger board in a wooden casing offset to starboard.

Transom hung mahogany rudder with bronze hangings.




Loose footed standing lug rig on an unstayed varnished wooden mast.

White terylene sail by Nathaniel S. Wilson with a single reefing point.

Mainsheet on a 2:1 tackle.




Pair of spoon blade oars with leather collars

Pair of bronze rowlocks

Sole boards

Dagger board

Rudder and tiller

Mainsail, spars and running rigging

All over custom cover with vents

Indespension combination road trailer and launching trolley






These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.



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