The design of the St Ayles Skiff was commissioned from Iain Oughtred by the Scottish Fisheries Museum at Anstruther, Fife. The basic principle of this project is that the boats to be raced should be available at as low a price as possible.
The kit design for the St Ayles has been thought through from the outset to produce a beautiful and comparatively easy boat that can be built by people with little or boat building experience. What is required is patience, and a reasonable degree of practical ability.
We do not want you to have to invest a fortune in tools, so for the most part, the tools required are those found in most keen DIYers toolbox. If you have access to a friendly joiner sympathetic to the idea of building the boat, this will help considerably.
The basic kit from Jordan Boats comprises:
- A set of plans
- The planking, bulkheads, and seat tops, CNC cut in Lloyds TypeApproved Marine Plywood
- The moulds over which the boat is built, CNC cut from WBP Plywood
- Patterns for shaping the stems