Flat bottomed skiffs are popular in shallow, inshore waters where they are used for crabbing, gillnetting, oystering, and aquaculture.
Flat bottom skiffs have been used a fishing boats for centuries. Early models were made of wood, which required considerable effort to construct and maintain.
By the late 1900’s boat builders began producing flat bottomed, rolled edge fiberglass skiffs. These boats were inexpensive, stable, and easy to maintain. With relatively high weight capacities, and low horsepower requirements, these boats quickly gained popularity.
Flat bottom skiffs come in a variety of sizes and configurations. Popular layouts include a small console or pilothouse.