The famous goat island skiff is for lightest and simplest 16ft sailboat i could come up with. looks traditional, but sails like a modern boat. plywood boat plan. This is not a typical skiff. inslead of being flat sided, this one is actually round sided. she’s a pretty little thing, but more work to build than a. This nice center-console skiff was built by svein kopfelt and displayed at the 2008 woodenboat show at mystic seaport. for further details see http://www.