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Old 01-15-2006, 01:03 PM   #1
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Around the mid-80's I had an Atlantic well skiff with tiller steering and a 48 hp, hand-started Yamaha. Great boat, alot drier than the 16 ft Kencraft well skiff I had before I got the Atlantic. Is Atlantic still in the boat business?

A second question is about finding small boats for sale. I can't find a well skiff of any kind on boattrader.com. Is there a site that is better for small craft?

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Old 01-15-2006, 02:34 PM   #2
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By "well skiff" do you mean a skiff with a motor well? There are several of these you can get plans for and build in wood or aluminum. I have a 16' fiberglass seine skiff with a well that used to be built here on the west coast that I am refitting with a center console for the kids. I don't know of any glass production skiffs with wells. Were yours glass?

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Old 01-15-2006, 03:33 PM   #3
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It's not a well skiff, but if you want a dry salt water skiff, you may want to check out the Quintrex Wide Body Dory. Troy Marine out of Suffolk, VA carries them - Troy seems like a good guy.
http://www.troymarine.com/
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Old 01-15-2006, 05:27 PM   #4
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Yes, both the Atlantic made in Kinston, NC and the Kencraft were fiberglas. Kencraft, of course is still making fine boats, but not tough little skiffs with motor wells.
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Privateer has all of the Atlantic molds. Call them and get one.
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Old 01-16-2006, 01:01 AM   #6
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Nice little skiffs, bought one new in 89 and I still got it. I use it for trot lining crabs, its a nice stable ride. Its a pretty heavy boat for its size its only rated to a 40hp., and throws a mean wake. A freind has a 91 with a 48hp evinrude, rides nice but he had to plug the self bailers due to weight. I think he wants to sell it, don't know what he wants for it, if your interested, I'll ask.
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Old 01-16-2006, 12:59 PM   #7
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Hey Chaps,

That is a cool motor well skiff. Who makes it? I'd like to pick-up one of those. Thanks!
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Old 01-16-2006, 08:58 PM   #8
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When I decipher the mfg code on the title and the hull I.D. it refers to a current huge yacht builder on the east coast and also I get a reference to a defunct company in Calif, name unknown so it is currently registered as a homebuilt. I have seen these up in Alaska and several other west coast harbors so whoever built it made quite a few.

It's really stable due to the flat bottom and very safe due to the high sides and the prop is under the boat which is better for watersport safety. Perfect first power boat for the young guys that live downstairs IMO.
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Rbarber, Atlantic is no longer in business. As you probably know, the owner of Atlantic was Alton Ray Stapleford. His latest project was to build the full size replica of the civil war gun boat called the "Ram Neuse" in downtown Kinston. It is an impressive project.
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Around the mid-80's I had an Atlantic well skiff with tiller steering and a 48 hp, hand-started Yamaha. Great boat, alot drier than the 16 ft Kencraft well skiff I had before I got the Atlantic. Is Atlantic still in the boat business?

A second question is about finding small boats for sale. I can't find a well skiff of any kind on boattrader.com. Is there a site that is better for small craft?

Thanks,
Take a drive from Gloucester to Cedar Island on Hwy 70. I'd be willing to bet you'll spot some well skiffs for sale. You've got to be in the well skiff capital of NC.
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