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Skipjack

The skipjack is a type of sailboat developed for oyster dredging.It has become the chief oystering boat on the Chesapeake Bay, and remains in service due to restricting laws that don’t allow the use of...

The skipjack is a type of sailboat developed for oyster dredging.It has become the chief oystering boat on the Chesapeake Bay, and remains in service due to restricting laws that don’t allow the use of powerboats in the MD state oyster fishery. The skipjack arose near the end of the 1800s. It is sloop-rigged, with an extremely long boom and a sharply raked mast. The boat is designed with a movable keel to allow operation in shallow oyster beds.

Our Maryland style Skipjack Boat will be uniquely handcrafted by artisans trained in the delicate and intricate process of bottle ship building. With scaled down and beautifully life-like detail, this one of a kind piece of art will be sure to inspire dreams of sailing the beautiful Maryland Chesapeake Bay.

Engraved Brass Plate:
Our standard plate (1.25″ x 2.5”) will handle a maximum of three line and 18 characters per line at a 13 font. You may upgrade for $26.00 to a larger plate (3.5″ X 2”) that will handle up to four lines, 18 characters per line at a 18.6 font. You also have the option to obtain your own engraved plate that you can install once your ship arrives.
CONTACT US FOR CUSTOM OPTIONS:
Contact us for custom etching, such as logos or both side & back with a design. We also have the ability to put symbols or logos on the plates as well but this will limit the number of characters available.