The Surf Scoter has been produced in 22 and 26 foot versions and now it is available in a 26 foot outboard motor version. We received requests to make this happen because of the tremendous progress made by the outboard industry. The motors are now quieter, more fuel efficient, and environmentally vastly improved.
The latest in our offerings in the Pilothouse cruiser series is the Surf Scoter. Although sharing a heritage with her smaller pilothouse sisters, this boat has a lot of features that should make sense for cruisers all around the country.
This is a full-sized boat with full-sized features, and a pilothouse with 6′ 4″ headroom. The pilothouse area has a fully enclosed head, galley with sink, cook top range and cabin heater. The helm area has plenty of room for electronics above the dash and opposite the port side is the co-helm and passenger seats.
Forward under the raised flush deck is a U-shaped berthing area with good sitting headroom and a table. The table can be lowered to convert this area into a very large double berth area or it can be used as port and starboard single births.
Out in the cockpit and through the sliding companion door is a large area for fishing and other activities. There are seats on each side of the engine box and a self-bailing floor.
For power, we’ve used the Volvo Penta 22 series diesel stern drives. With the 105-hp model, the Surf Scoter will top speed out at 24 knots and, throttling back a bit, she will cruise economically at 18 knots.
It includes 45 sheets of BS1088 marine ply, the construction jig, plans and assembly instructions. It is shipped on a 4' x 8' x 25" pallet weighing 2300#.
This kit does not include dimensional lumber or plywood for soles or cabin tops, as those are best fit on-site.