The Skellig 26 is a wood version of the Saltee Island. She has the same rugged hull design for use as a workboat/fishing boat for coastal and offshore use. She has a large cockpit and enclosed wheelhouse with space below for a simple wc and/or galley.
The plans give details for the hull to be built in strip Cedar with a round bilge hull and a plywood hull which is multi-chined. In both cases construction is rugged and very strong for work use.
The hull has a U bottomed shape giving an easy riding displacement hull that can be fitted out in a number of different ways. The hull could also be fitted out as a rugged pleasure craft with larger wheelhouse/forward cabin.
26' Skellig Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||4'4"||1.32m|
|Draft||3' 1 1/2"||0.95m|
|Maximum Headroom (wheelhouse)||6'5"||1.95m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||6615 lbs||3000 kg|
|Engine||35 to 80 hp inboard|
|Hull Shape||U bottom double chine and round bilge|
|Construction Methods||Strip plank and plywood|
|Major wood requirements for hull||Strip Cedar Hull||Plywood Hull|
|11 sheets off 24mm ply||16 sheets of 9mm ply|
|884m of 22x50mm WRC||32 sheets of 12mm ply|
|Drawing/Design Package||10 x A1 drawings + 6 x A4 instruction/spec sheets|
|Additions and alterations included with the plans|