How much does the Solo Skiff cost ?
The Solo Skiff has a MSRP of $ 2,450. plus shipping / destination cost (shipping to the retailer) This averages $155 on the east coast. This includes the hull rigged with , main hatch, grab rail, and the hatch pull or latch, and the insulated built in cooler with lid which can also be used as a live well.
Where can I see a Solo Skiff ?
Solo Skiffs are sold in retail stores – For locations check out the dealer page. If you cannot locate a dealer near you email us to order or help.
The only current Australian dealer is : Redcliffe Marine
Does the motor come with the boat ?
No- the motor is not included. To see what is included go to the specifications page, the top view picture shows the standard Solo Skiff.
You can purchase an outboard from a local dealer or order at : ONLINE OUTBOARDS
What is the maximum HP outboard I can use on Solo Skiff ?
Maximum Hp is 6 Hp.
What accesories do you have for Solo Skiff ?
We have Stainless Transom plates with logo, Back rest style seat with logo, gear pouch with compartment for under the hatch mounting, shirts, grab bars (for standing/driving) and other items coming
To get more info email email@example.com
How many models of Solo Skiff are there ?
There is one model of the Solo Skiff. The Roto-molded is the model pictured on our site. Pictures of a composite version can be seen on the web but is no longer produced by us.
Can you ship me a Solo Skiff ?
We can ship you a Solo Skiff – anywhere both in USA, and international. You FIRST should look and see if there is a dealer in a reasonable distance- if so, WE WILL NOT SHIP TO YOU.
We have dealers in Australia, Korea, Kuwait, Israel and working on others currently. International shipments are expensive. Price of Solo is 2,450 USD, plus shipping. Shipping is typically 800 + internationally. Inside USA, the shipping varies around 350+ on a single Solo Skiff. We are happy to help you in any way but we support our dealer network and their investment in time and resources so encourage you to purchase thru the dealer network.
Can I get a Solo Skiff in other countries (outside USA)
Yes – Dealers in :
Australia, Korea, Israel, Kuwait
If your area not listed above there is no dealer- we can ship one- But it is expensive to ship one to another country
What are the specs of the Solo Skiff
Please see the SPECIFICATION PAGE for all the specs on Solo Skiff
155 Lb hull weight
5 Hp max -Short shaft (15″ motor)
400 Lb capacity
What length motor goes on a Solo Skiff
The Solo Skiff uses a short shaft motor. You cannot use any long shaft motors. Most shorts shafts are spec at 15″ although actual measurements will vary. Just ask for a short shaft.
Where can I get a motor for my Solo Skiff ?
If your Solo Skiff retailer does not carry outboards we suggest you check out – ONLINE OUTBOARDS- They offer great service, pricing and free shipping!
How fast will the Solo Skiff go with an outboard ?
The Solo Skiff will plane with a 160 pound passenger and a 2.5 Hp Motor. The approximate speed will vary but around 8-9 mph.
The speed is about 12-13mph with a 3.5Hp, and speed with a 5Hp approximately 16-17 mph. Speeds all depend on passenger weight.
Can I order from the factory ?
If you are ready to order a Solo Skiff,and can find no dealer within 200 miles email or call us and we will be happy to help you locate a dealer or help get one on order , Thank you !
I cannot find a dealer- What do I do ?
First try the dealer locator- Make sure you type in your city correctly, AND set “within” to 150 miles
If that does not net you a dealer –
Email us your City, and State to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there an owners manual ?
Yes – Go to the specification page, or download it here.
Do I have to register my Solo Skiff ?
All states require powerboats to be registered, including the Solo Skiff. For more info please check with your local state agency. Thank you.
Whats the best way to transport / launch Solo Skiff ?
If you have a pickup truck, using a bed extender as seen in our video is the easiest way to transport a Solo Skiff. There is a blog post about this topic as well in the blog section.
Do you have a trailer for the Solo Skiff ?
We do not have a specific trailer for those without pick-up trucks. However, there are MANY trailers available out there. Any trailer that will carry a canoe or jet ski will work.
You need :
Any 14′ frame (not total length) trailer which is saying 14′ from ball hitch to the rear cross frame member you should tell your trailer dealer.
Bunks (2) spaced about 12-14 inches apart.
For more info contact any dealer of trailers as we do not have trailer info.
What is the best way to clean my Solo Skiff hull ?
Mr Clean Magic Eraser- The Bath model… NOTHING better- simply dampen and scrub
Can I use something to raise my Solo Skiff motor- to mount it higher ?
The outboard should rest on top of the transom as designed. Lifting the motor increases the lever arm or torque against the transom and causes excess stress on the transom and is NOT recommended and WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY.
Can I drill holes through my transom ?
Drilling hole(s) through the transom is NOT recommended and will void your warranty.
What colors do the Solo Skiff come in ?
Seafoam green, gray (very light)
Subject to availability / inventory at retailers
What is the Solo Skiff made of ?
The Solo Skiff is all one piece rotomolded polyethylene.
How big is the built in cooler ?
Does the cooler have a drain ?
The cooler drains through the bottom of the hull to allow cleaning. A standard 1″ hull plug seals to keep out water. See picture in the gallery.
What is the warranty on the Solo Skiff
Seller warrants this product to be free from defects in workmanship and materials, under normal use and conditions, for a period of one (1) year for the original invoice date.
Seller makes no express warranty or condition whether written or oral and Seller expressly disclaims all warranties and conditions not stated in this limited warranty.
For all transactions occurring in the United States, any implied warranty of condition of merchantability, satisfactory quality, or fitness for a particular purpose is limited to the duration of the express warranty set forth above.
Excluded from this warranty are the following:
Any imperfections in the foam layer of the product (“inside layer”), including but not limited to splits, cracks, and variations. These are a result of the production process and materials used and are not defects.
Any condition resulting from other than ordinary wear or any use for which the product was not intended, such as use in rental or contract trade or commercial use
Any condition resulting from incorrect or inadequate maintenance or care
Damage resulting from misuse, abuse, negligence, accidents or shipping damage
Dissatisfaction due to buyer’s remorse
Normal wear and tear
IN NO EVENT SHALL SOLO SKIFFS’ LIABILITY FOR ANY WARRANTY CLAIM HEREUNDER EXCEED THE AGGREGATE PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY CUSTOMER FOR ANY PRODUCT. THIS LIMITED WARRANTYEXCLUDES AND IN NO EVENT SHALL CRESCENT KAYAKS BE LIABLE FOR ANY EXTRAORDINARY, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, LOSS OF USE, EVEN IF SOLO SKIFF K HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Where is the gas tank ?
The fuel tank is built into the outboards that are typically used on a Solo Skiff. Look on top of the motor- notice the cap ! Some small engines have small plastic external tanks you can use with them- see various makers websites for specifications.
Do you have demo or used boats ?
No we do not sell demo or used Solo Skiffs
What are the storage area dimentions ?
The hatch opening is aprox 14 x 16″ The inside box dimension is 12″ deep, and size 18″ x 22″. The distance between stringers is 14″ There is also aprox 5″ from the hull bottom to bottom of floor between stringers fore and aft….see the Storage page and video for a visual look at storage areas.
Can I use a mud motor ?
Yes – kits from Swamp Runner.
Can two people use the Solo Skiff ?
The Solo Skiff is designed for one person at a time and is only rated for one.
Can I become a dealer for Solo Skiffs
If you would like to speak to us about becoming a dealer,please email us and tell us to discuss.
Please put DEALER INQUIRY in subject line.
What is the draft of the Solo Skiff ?
The Solo Skiff empty draws aprox 2″ of water with engine tilted, and empty. The skiff with a motor and a 200 pound person will draw aprox 3 inches. The running draft, that is the boat with motor down and on plane is between 12-14″.
Do all outboards fit the Solo Skiff well ?
No – We suggest the Tohatsu, Mercury. Tohatsu makes both these motors and the fit the boat best and allow great turn radius. Always use short shaft motors only- long shaft motors do not work on a Solo Skiff.
The other motors fit the boat are Yamha and Suzuki however they do not fit quite as well but usable for sure.
As far as Honda- the 5-6Hp, is difficult to steer with some due to their lower unit shape-it is larger then other motors and due to this we suggest you not use.. Call us if you have a question.
What is best – Electric or outboard ?
The answer depends on you and the way you use the Solo Skiff. Please see the article about powering your skiff.
Can I leave the Solo Skiff in the water ? Will the deck drain ?
Yes the deck will drain right off. The back of the skiff is open for this reason.
What size trolling motor do I need ?
30-40 Lb Thrust is plenty. 30-36″ shaft length. When you tilt the trolling motor you will have to pull up the power head (they slide) to be able to tilt past the grab bar in rear.
Can I add a livewell
Yes, the built in cooler can be used as a livewell.
Can I tip over a Solo Skiff ?
Any boat can be capsized. Rolling over a Solo Skiff is difficult. You have to try to especially with a battery and trolling motor installed. In certain conditions as in being broad side or parallel to waves you could inadvertently roll the solo skiff. You should always keep the skiff in calm conditions.
Is the Solo Skiff considered a Micro Skiff?
The Solo Skiff is best thought of as a fishing kayak on steroids !