Planking: Cedar
Stem, rails and knees: White oak
Frames: Hand-sawn white oak
Transom and breast hook: Honduran mahogany
oar lockSeating: White pine
Fastenings: Silicone bronze ring nails and screws; copper rivets and burrs
Hardware: Bronze bow eye, cleats, drain plug, oar locks and sockets
Finish: Interlux and Pettit marine enamel; Epifanes varnish
breast hookOptions include:
White pine, or Honduran mahogany planking Mahogany or cedar seating
Boat bottom encapsulated in West System epoxy and fiberglass

Yacht finish: Varnished rails, transom, breast hook and seats.

Frighteningly traditional
‘thole pins’
thole pins

Complete boat refinishing and maintenance services
At Lowell’s, we work with each customer on an individual basis and consider each boat a custom order.
Please inquire for additional details on building and delivery options.

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Deer Island Skiff

Derived from the time-tested Asa Thompson Skiff, the Deer Island Skiff is the newest edition of small rowing tenders that are built at Lowell’s Boat Shop. Named after the small island that splits the Merrimack River below the boat shop, the Deer Island Skiff has become a popular choice for families as well as the serious yacht owner.

Deer Island Skiff Specifications
Beam Depth
@ Mid-ships
10' 48" 13" 115 lb.
12' 51" 14.5" 150 lb.

“The various successful adaptations of the classic…skiff built by the Lowell Boat Shop is testimony to the versatility of the design…” John Gardner (Classic Small Craft You Can Build, Mystic Seaport Museum, 1993)

Deer Island Skiff


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Lowell's Boat Shop, 459 Main Street, Amesbury, MA 01913
Tel: 978-834-0050