To see the Solo Skiff just go to a local Solo Skiff retailer /dealer. For locations check out the dealer page. If you cannot locate a dealer near you call us to order or help.
Maximum Hp is 5 Hp.
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.
Please see your local dealer for a list of items you can use with your Solo Skiff.
155 Lb hull weight
5 Hp max -Short shaft (15″ motor)
400 Lb capacity
Construction – Rotomolded Polyethylene
See the SPECIFICATION PAGE for more details
Yes we can ship one anywhere you like
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.
If your Solo Skiff retailer does not carry outboards we suggest you check out – ONLINE OUTBOARDS- They offer great service, pricing and free shipping!
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.
If you are ready to order a Solo Skiff,and can find no dealer within 100 miles email or call us and we will be happy to help you locate a dealer or help get one on order , Thank you !
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 : email@example.com
All states require powerboats to be registered, including the Solo Skiff. For more info please check with your local state agency. Thank you.
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.
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.
Mr Clean Magic Eraser- The Bath model… NOTHING better- simply dampen and scrub
Seafoam green, gray (very light) and brown.
Subject to availability / inventory at retailers
The Solo Skiff is all one piece rotomolded polyethylene.
Yes – Go to the specification page, and download it. The manual is in PDF form.
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.
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.
No we do not sell demo or used Solo Skiffs
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.
Yes – kits from Swamp Runner.
The Solo Skiff is designed for one person at a time and is only rated for one.
If you would like to speak to us about becoming a dealer,please email us and tell us to discuss. Please include your store location, and website information as well.
Please put DEALER INQUIRY in subject line.
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″.
No – We suggest the Tohatsu, Mercury. Tohatsu makes both these motors and NO other motors fit the boat well, and even to a point it is difficult to steer with some due to their lower unit shape. Call us if you have a question.
The answer depends on you and the way you use the Solo Skiff. Please see the article about powering your skiff.
Yes the deck will drain right off. The back of the skiff is open for this reason.
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.
Yes, the built in cooler can be used as a livewell.
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.
The Solo Skiff is best thought of as a fishing kayak on steroids !