Beachpea SkeletonThe Landing School Acorn Skiff combines seaworthiness and traditional charm into a practical and beautiful rowing and sailing boat. Whether used for exploring the coast, marshes, rivers or inland lakes, the Acorn Skiff’s reputation as a tender is excellent.

The Landing School Acorn Skiff, built with glued lapstrake planking from the highest quality materials, exhibits great durability and sturdiness. The hull is made from 1/4” marine plywood. The handsomely varnished rails, transom, seats, thwarts, breasthook, and floorboards are built from Sipo. The planking is coated in epoxy to increase its life and lessen its maintenance.


The Acorn Skiff was designed by Iain Oughtred, a small-boat designer from Great Britain who
was instrumental in the revival of wooden boats’ popularity in the last quarter of the 20th century.

The Acorn Skiff is a featured design in his Clinker Plywood Boatbuilding Manual (WoodenBoat Books, 1988.) The Acorn Skiff is revered as a comfortable, efficient rowing boat. It is also easily rigged with spruce spars that turn it into a fun daysailing boat as well. Each Acorn Skiff is accompanied by a hand-crafted gunter rig, Dacron sail and a pair of Shaw & Tenney oars. Trailer and boat cover are also available at an additional cost.

Contact Barry Acker to learn more about this boat, book a test ride or to make an appointment to see one being built.

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