LOA 7.52m 24ft
LWL 7.25m 23ft2in
BOA 3.95m 13ft
BWL .5m 20in
Empty Displacement 680kgs 1500lbs
Loaded Displ 1190Kgs 2600lbs
Headroom 1.35m plus lifting hatch - then 1.85m
Berths 2 single 1 double
Engine HP 1 x 40hp
Cruising Speed 10-14 knots
Download Plan Price GBP375.00
This is a 24ft cruising version of the Skoota 20 and is suitable for sheltered water coastal cruising
The length is kept as short as possible to help keep costs and trailing weight down. (There is no point in having a trailable boat to save mooring fees if you need to buy a bigger car to tow it).
It is a centre cockpit design, so that everyone in the family can have some essential privacy. The aft cabin contains a 6ft 6in x 4ft double bunk for the parents, while the saloon has a dinette arrangement and thus two single bunks (each 6ft 6in x 2ft) for children in addition to space for a stove, counter top and sink. There is 4ft 6in headroom in the forward cabin (4ft in the aft cabin) with the hatches closed. With hatches open the forward cabin has 6ft headroom (5ft in the aft cabin).
The cockpit tent and bimini are not shown on the drawings, but are an integral and essential part of the design. Not only does the tent give another “room” with full headroom, but also provides dry, private access between the cabins.
During the day the toilet (portapotti) is used in the aft cabin, but at night it slides out into the cockpit locker so can be used by all on board (assuming the cockpit tent is in use).
The hulls are only used for bulky storage (like an inflatable dinghy), fuel tanks and possibly bait/fish wells. The forward cockpit is a fun place to sit when underway, and, as it is between the bows, is much safer and drier than an ordinary bow rider.
A larger forward cabin/aft cockpit version is also available. Please note that the cockpit and cabin for this version are built in foam sandwich as there is less structure to stiffen the cockpit floor. Please contact me for more details
Quote from a builder
"My SKOOTA 24 was launched last Saturday. It is powered with a Yamaha 50 hp 2 stroke using a 11-3/4" x 10" pitch propeller which gave it 5000 rpm at WOT and a top speed of 28 kilometers per hour. It will probably go faster as the boat was heavily loaded with the sea trial crew of 8 adults"
You can download a studypack HERE
Below are a sequence of photos taken by Australian Bruce Boyden of his slightly modified Skoota.
A basic materials list is below
6mm ply 33 sheets (8ft x 4ft sheets of Gaboon/Okoume)
9mm ply 9 sheets
Timber 1in x 1in 15m: 2in x 1in 150m: 11/2in x 1in
90m: 2in x 2in 15m
4in x 1in 10m: 4in x 2in 8m: 6in x 1in 5m
Epoxy 50kgs (110lbs) 4000 1in x no6 stainless steel screws
Glass (sheathing and joints) 20kgs 200g/sqm (6oz) cloth