Hi, Sea Skiff enthusiasts...
Click on the link below to see the VERY FIRST HULL of the lovely 18' Open Sea Skiff series built from 1954-1959. Frontier Classics in Charlevoix, MI has hull #SK-18-001 for sale on Ebay!
According to the listing, the Mariner's Museum has confirmed that this boat is the prototype for the 18' Open Sea Skiff, and she's got to be considered an important boat, at least to enthusiasts of the Sea Skiff Division.
You'll notice several unique differences from standard on this boat- black Sheller wheel; vertical hatch door release; absence of any aluminum trim on the sheer; no Sea Skiff badging; PLUS she appears to have her original F/R seat cushions, as well. VERY NICE! I wonder if she was built in Michigan, like the first of the 22's?
Here's the link to the Ebay listing: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1954-18- ... 27c5e135cf