Owner’s Description

Skinnydip is a contemporary Jacques Mertens wood-epoxy composite rendition of William Atkin’s famed 1940s Rescue Minor’, a shoal draft inboard Seabright Tunnel skiff. Skinnydip is powered by an inboard parallel diesel-electric hybrid drive train linked to a lithium-ion battery bank. She’s purpose-built to cross the shoaling Noosa River bar and cruise the 45 nautical miles of shoaling wilderness channels and lakes all the way up to the Noosa Everglades, where only paddling and electric power is allowed.

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Propulsion: Power
Rig: None
Hull Material: Modern Wood
Year Built: 2021
Designer: Jacques Mertens
Builder: DIY Owner built
Builder Location: Noosa, Australia
Length on Deck: 21 ‘1 ” (6,43 meters)
Length Overall: 21 ’10 ” (6,65 meters)
Load Waterline Length: 21 ‘3 ” (6,48 meters)
Beam: 5 ’10 ” (1,78 meters)
Draft: 0 ‘8 ” (20 centimeters)
Displacement/Weight: 2500 lbs (1134 kg)
Engine/Power: Parallel hybrid diesel engine (21hp) electric motor (6hp)
Street Address: Noosa North Shore QLD 4565 Noosa North Shore Queensland Australia
Home Port: Noosa River
Owner’s Name: Michael Gloster and David Thomas


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