(note: both the heritage 15 and the heritage 18 can be rigged for either single or double rowing) what are the advantages of a heritage skiff over a rowing shell?. Before the advent of the outboard motor, rowing/sailing skiffs were common on chesapeake bay. they were used for crabbing, fishing, transporting goods, and enjoying. 1805 george avenue annapolis, maryland 21401 usa © 2017 chesapeake light craft, llc all rights reserved. reproduction in whole or in part without written permission.