Simmons Sea Skiff
Rhode Island ,
A unique boat to these parts of New England.
The Simmons Sea Skiff was designed to ply the waters off Cape Hatterras, fishing, trolling and with the ability to be launched and recovered off the beaches with breaking surf.
There is a long history of the seaworthiness of these little boats, originally designed and built by a cabinet maker. They originally built in North Carolina until they became quite ubiquitous around the whole lower mid Atlantic coast.
Since they are light, shallow drafted and easily manoeuvrable they were very well suited to those waters, eventually the flat bottom gained some deadrise to the entry sections and made them very popular to fishermen going offshore too.
This particular Sea Skiff was built by the reputable Belkow Yacht Company in Annapolis Maryland for a client, who used it in the Chesapeake.
The Okume hull is glassed with epoxy and well finished with Awlgrip, which has some very minor scuffing, while the bare teak rubrails are clad with brass for longevity and all deck cleats are flush mounted for a very nice clear feel.
Unique to this Simmons Skiff, is the stainless T-top, covering the centre console, which not only provides sun shade but also added grab handles for security when under way. The fore deck has storage beneath the sole and does also allow some lounging area. beneath the pilot seating is added storage for gear and fuel tank.
The 70 Hp Suzuki, 4 stroke outboard is in a well and has a skirt to minimise exhaust and spray entering the boat. The low engine low hours indicate little use and is why the boat is still in a remarkably good shape.
Additionally, the boat is equipped with a full winter cover and an EZ Loader single axle trailer.
Since this is quite a light boat, the whole set may be easily towed by most cars.
This sweet and dependable boat will make a very suitable coastal day tripper around Narragansett Bay and could easily get to Block Island or anywhere along the New England coast.
Additional info about the Simmons Sea Skiff may be found here:
Belkov Yacht Company, are the builders of this particular boat.
|LOA||19' (5.94 meters)|
|Engine Model||DF70 TLW|
|Engine Type||Outboard 4 Stroke|
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Growing up in Malta, Alex was surrounded by the Mediterranean maritime industry. He built his first model boat at the age of 11 and hasn’t stopped playing with boats since. In no time, Alex learned to sail and had his offshore captain’s license by age 17 and his Ocean Master ticket by his mid 20's. Besides learning and developing skills as a seaman, he was also playing with engines and machinery of all types, including building and racing rally cars and old motorcycles.
With a college background in physics, applied and pure mathematics, he studied naval architecture, which culminated in being employed at Sergio Lupoli Yacht Design in Naples for 5 years, this included design and building schedules of small custom IRC racing sailboats. While this led to work on a wide variety of projects and boats, restlessness eventually led back to sea, initially as mate on an ocean-going tug, master on a research dive vessel, running a Swan for the Japanese delegation at a G7 summit, several transatlantic passages, as well as racing yachts in the Middle Sea Race and elsewhere in the Mediterranean.
More recently he was captain/engineer onboard a 30m classic motor yacht for 13 years, with an approximate 5000Nm yearly cruising schedule. Besides being responsible for the guests & crew, Alex scheduled and oversaw the extensive refit and maintenance programs required for an old classic yacht, with all the numerous little bits that go with keeping such a vessel afloat and running.
In addition to his native languages of Maltese, English, and Italian, Alex is conversant in Spanish, French, and Arabic. He and his wife sailed from Malta to the US in their 33-foot gaff cutter. They now reside in Portsmouth, and in their free time explore the US countryside on their dual sport motorcycles. He is a life member of the Royal Malta Yacht Club and past president of the Rhode Island Soaring Club, where he is a prominent participant in national model sailplane contests.
Alex is now on the team at Brewer Yacht Sales, and keen to utilize his decades of experience on behalf of clients, wishing to experience the fun and pleasure of yacht ownership.