Maritime Skiff 18 – Soundings Online

LOA: 18’9”
, Beam: 7’6”
, Draft: 9’0”,
Weight: 1,500 lbs.
, Power: (1) 60- outboard,
Fuel: 10 gals.

A good boat is one that gets used, and the best boat gets used by the whole family. It doesn’t matter what kind of boat it is or what size; if it’s not at the dock, it’s doing what a boat should do–getting people out on the water.

Scott Arnette’s 18-foot Maritime Skiff is a case in point. Arnette and his wife, Trude, have owned the boat for more than a decade. In that time, they’ve enjoyed the waters around New Jersey’s Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers and watched their four kids (now between 25 and 27 years old) develop their own love of boating.

“The kids have grown up on the water, driving boats,” says Scott, a 58-year-old trial attorney in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey. “They’re on the boat with friends socializing, wake boarding, fishing, crabbing or just goofing off. And we’ve enjoyed the pictures of the kids using the boat that have gone up on Instagram for years.”

Arnette got an early start in boating, too. He grew up with row boats and small sailboats, including a Hobie Cat. “I just liked being out on the water, whether it was lakes in Ohio or the ocean or bays in Massachusetts and New Jersey,” he says.

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