Simmons Sea Skiff

Simmons Sea Skiff

LOA: 17′ 1″ | Beam: 5’7″ | Draft: 5″

18' Simmons - posted 2014-09-15

LOA: 18' | beam: unknown | draft: unknown
Morehead City, NC | $5,200

18' Simmons
Selling 18' Simmons Skiff (with 2003 Load Rite trailer.) Comes with a 2001 50 HP Nissan 2 stroke outboard. The bottom has been glassed. This is a one of a kind wooden boat built by Mr. Simmons himself!! You are welcome to e-mail with questions.

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17' Simmons Sea Skiff - posted 2014-09-14

LOA: 17' | beam: unknown | draft: unknown
Wilmington, DE | $3,000

17' Simmons Sea Skiff
17ft Classic Simmons Skiff in excellent condition. Built by Naval architect. Fiberglass over wood. Includes 15 horse Evinrude motor. Trailer has new tires, rims and bearings. Very seaworthy. Extra gear included. Tagged until December 2015. Please email with questions or if you would like to view. I respond quickly.

Will consider trades....lawn tractor, boats etc.


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Simmons Sea Skiff - posted some time ago

Simmons Sea Skiff

I found this Simmons Sea Skiff for sale on Craigslist. It is located near Raleigh in Cary, NC.  The Simmons is a great, seaworthy design and looks pretty sweet, too, with its sweeping, tall bow and vee forward easing back into a wide flat stern with a motor well keeping the stern free and clear. With a 25 HP motor, the Simmons will make quite a pace even with a few pals aboard.

You get a real sense of the boat’s abilities in a chop from an owner posting on the Wooden Boat Forum.

In close chop or swells, I can’t think of a boat I would rather be in than my tippy Simmons 18. At rest, regardless of which way the waves are coming, it just bobs up and down and slides over them. No surprises. When under way, when other boats have the throttle down and their noses to the air and their stern in a hole, The Simmons wants to be on plane, which means I am back at the launch quicker. 14-20 knots in 2-3 ft chop, and I am not the ultimate adrenaline junkie.

$3,500 seems like a pretty fair price with a decent motor — especially compared to this newer Simmons in Charleston, SC going for $12,000.

Here’s a really well done video explaining some of the Simmons’ history and detailing the construction of a replica.