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PALISADES SKIFF DRIFT BOAT

The Palisades Skiff was designed and built to be a wheel chair accessible Drift Boat. Instead of taking an existing design and trying to figure out how to put a wheel chair into it, we started with a wheel chair accessibility envelope and designed the boat around it. The results are a removable trapezoidal gate, a wheel chair ramp, and a raised, level, wheel chair deck. The bilge is curved (similar to a canoe’s) providing for increased stability and a lighter draft. (Design Protected 2009, Snake River Wooden Boats, Incorporated).
The skiff’s sides are built using a wooden strip/composite construction method and ½” marine plywood is used on the bottom and decks. The hull strips are Western Red Cedar with Alaskan White Cedar accents. The entire hull is covered with fiberglass and three coats of epoxy both inside and out. The gunwales are made from Ash and the bench rower’s seat is made from Oak. The combination of woods and epoxy results in each skiff having a unique appearance.

This skiff was designed and built to meet the U S Coast Guard Recreational Boating Safety Requirements. Along with other requirements, the Coast Guard requires flotation be provided to keep the skiff from completely submerging when it is filled with water and passengers are clinging to it.
Most drift boat manufactures request an exemption from the flotation requirement, arguing that it is safer for the passengers to walk or swim to shore than to stay with the boat. The Palisades Skiff Drift Boat has flotation in both a bow and stern cavity providing extra buoyancy in case of swamping, so passengers can stay with the boat until rescued.

Specifications
The Palisades Skiff Drift Boat is designed for recreational use in lakes, ponds, etc. and slow moving rivers.

Cost: $6000*

Dimensions
 • Length over All (LOA): 16’2”
 • Length at Bottom Chine: 14’2”
 • Maximum Width: 74”
 • Maximum Width at Bottom Chine: 55”
 • Depth at Maximum Capacity: 3-1/2”
 • Rocker: 3”

Weight and Capacity
 • Weight: 400 lbs
 • Maximum Persons Capacity: 4 persons or 800 lbs
 • Maximum Weight Capacity: 1200 lbs

Call for further details and delivery schedules.

*Does not include trailor, oars, taxes, registration fees, shipping & handling, etc.

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