The jersey skiff is a stunning boat with a rich heritage. she was designed in the mid-1800’s to be beach-launched and rowed through surf for rescue and salvage work.. Gator boat co. wooden boat plans, build your own skiff, dory, duckboat, sneakboat or plywood johnboat.. [fl12} *the fl12 is a new version of our fl11.* general purpose skiff, very easy to build. oars or outboard. plans updated in 2015..