Electric River Skiff

Hand-Crafted River Vessel

The French Broad Electric River Skiff

The River Skiff was designed to keep life on the water simple but elegant. Admiring the classic, hand-crafted Chris Craft and Garwood designs, we decided to build a river boat with similar characteristics. Keeping the traditional Jon Boat design, we gave a bit of flare to the bow and an added an electric motor assist.

LOL   14′ 6″
Gunwhales   15′ 6″
Centerline   12′ 3″
Beam   60″
Side Height   19″
Bottom Width   48″
Motor  25 hp or equivalent electric


The design of the Electric River Skiff is ideal for tidal water and rivers, as a small, maneuverable drift boat with motor capability. The quiet, electric lithium ion powered motor, used for our company tours, is enjoyed by guests in tandem with the skiff’s simplistic design. This boat is a company favorite due to its ease of operation and labor-less weight. Some clients choose to include accessories such as custom cabinetry, casting braces, and custom coolers, however, the design can remain ultra simple. We build to suit.