The Candlefish 16 is a burdensome fishing skiff. Deep and seaworthy, it is wonderfully suited to life in our changeable weather and strong tides. Deep enough to keep her occupants dry and light enough to launch off the beach, she’s perfect with 10 to 30 hp.
Lockable storage and enclosed flotation augment the factor of safety and add a great deal of rigidity to her 16-foot length. She’s the boating version of a pickup truck. Strong, rugged, and versatile.
Easy to build to a workboat fit and finish, or take as much time as you want to showcase your craftsmanship. The choice is yours, but either way she makes a wonderful utility skiff.
For the detailed thinking behind the Candlefish 16, read Sam’s design notes.
Candlefish 16 Specifications
|Length||15 ft. – 10 7/16 in.|
|Beam||5 ft. – 9 13/16 in.|
|Dry Weight||325 lbs.|