Heidi Skiff

Completed Project

This design is of a shallow-draft, beamy daysailer with both an efficient gaff-rigged mainsail and a jib. It is an excellent step-up for beginning sailors who have learned on smaller, mainsail-only designs.


A flat bottom skiff that rows well and can optionally be outfitted with a sailing mast. Designer Richard Kolin was inspired by Pete Culler’s Good Little Skiff.



  • LOA: 12′
  • LWL: 11′ – 6″
  • Beam: 4
  • Draft: 1″
  • Displacement: 125 lbs


  • Name: Richard Kolin



  • Frames: Oak
  • Transom: Oak
  • Planking: Marine Plywood
  • Breasthook and Quarter Knees: Oak
  • Interior: Alaskan Yellow Cedar
  • Fastenings: Silicon Bronze
  • Finish:
    • Hull: Marine Paint
    • Bottom: Marine Paint
    • Interior: Marine Paint
  • Oars: Alaskan Yellow Cedar

What People Say

Thank you so much for doing such a beautiful job on the
Marilyn Jean. Everyone loves her!

Wayne B., Commissioned Boat Client July 14, 2017

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