Kittery Skiff by Alden - Information please? : LUSENET : Open-water rowing : One Thread

I have the opportunity to pick up an owner built Kittery Skiff - that was a kit boat supplied by Alden Marine back in the 80's. It has an oarmaster unit. Is anyone familiar with this boat? Have experience with it? I'd be interested to hear if it's a good cartoppable boat - use on harbors, lakes and ocean use. It's hard to find good pix - it looks like it's flat bottomed, with a single panel on each side - not too graceful, but adequate for its purpose?

Thanks for any information!

-- Bruce Osborn (, June 05, 2002



I know your e-mail is ancient. But, here goes.

I own a Kittery skiff and love it. It is a fast little boat. I rountinely pass 14 aluminum jon boats with electric motors. I car top it on my Ford Aerostar and it works out just fine. I'd use it more if it was quicker to tie down on the vehicle. It's definitely a one man boat. When two of my girls were small (50 lbs) I'd take one of them along. But they are too big for that now. I row mine in protected water. Maybe this spring I'll try it on the Potomac river. It is flat bottom with single panel sides. Despite its simplicity, I think it is a good looking boat. I almost always get a complement on its looks when I take it out. Mine was home built by someone else. All it all, if you like to row, I thinks it's a great boat.

I'm looking to build or buy a bigger row boat so I can take family along. I'd also like something I can fish with, and something more sea worthy for rougber water.

I hope you got your boat.


-- tim (, February 11, 2005.

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