Ski-King Design

Ski King by Jonathon Clark, Lyme Regis, UK

<p>September 6, 2018</p> <p>I thought you may be interested to see my finished Ski King, built in Lyme Regis in the UK whilst I was on the Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance course at the Boat Building Academy.</p> <p>Below are some photos and a link to a magazine article written about it, together with a link to the photographic build diary. </p> Basically, it took four of us full time for 20 weeks to get it built and launched on schedule! You will notice some adaptations:<br /> - I lengthened it by 10% plus increased the size of the rear bumper so that overall it is now 17'<br /> - I made the rear seats rear-facing for better monitoring of a waterskier by passengers<br /> - I made the engine housing an integral part of the deck (as I had another 1.5ft to work with)<br /> - The transom is curved<br /> <p>The boat is called Agapé (Greek for 'the highest order of love' - I guess I am a little romantic). </p> <p><a href="https://www.boatbuildingacademy.com/boats/15-glen-l-ski-king-jonathon-clark/" target="_blank">Boat Building Academy</a></p> <p><a href="https://smallboatsmonthly.com/article/ski-king/" target="_blank">Small Boats Monthly</a></p>

Ski King Outboard by Chris Stokes, UK

December 4, 2017 - Hi, I thought you might like to see some photos of my latest project,yes ski king again this time as a open runabout, strengthened transom, reduced motor bearers, handles really well.

Ski King by Chris Stokes

This is a different take on the Ski King--a gentleman's speedster. Ski king has been enlarged 10% throughout fitted with v8 and c71 gearbox.

Jan's Ski King by Jan Koubsky, Brozany nad Ohri, Czech Republic

<p>July 2015</p> <p>Planking finished.</p>

Ski King by Robert Rowe, Goolwa, Adelaide, Australia

<p> Photos Updated 31 March 2014 </p> <p> 28 August 2013 Modified bow/stem shape to be more pointed.</p>

Ski King by Marijn van Roode, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

<p>Update 17 September 2013 </p><p> 21 December 2009 - First photos </P>

Ski King by Gary Rule, The Basin, Victoria, Australia

<p> Update November 2012</p> <p>Ski King \"2 the Max\" </p><p> Built 2005 </p><p> Giving many years of maximum fun!</p>

Ski King by Rick Aronson\'s Dad, Long Beach, California

<p> November 2012 </p><p> Nearly sixty years ago my dad built what I believe was a Ski King, stretched 10%. I only have one picture of it, taken at Marine Stadium in Long Beach. </p><p> He powered it with a 85 hp Ford flathead direct drive. </p><p> He had a cabinet and millwork business on Cherry Ave in Long Beach for a little over 20 years until he retired. </p><p> I can only remember bits and pieces of the boat when I was probably 5 or 6 years old. I remember it was loud and I bounced around a lot riding in it. </p><p> I don\'t have a clue what ever became of it, but if my dad built it, it was built to last and is probably still in use somewhere. </p><p> Fast forward 55 years and I\'m getting ready to build my own boat. My shop is small so I\'ve decided on the Zip 14\' outboard. I live on a comparatively small lake in Northern California that will be just right for cruising in the Zip. </p>

Ski King by John Herd, Wakefield, New Zealand

<p>\"Typhoon\" (Ski King) built by John Herd, NZ. Professional photos by Will Calver oceanphotography.co.nz</p><p>I managed to complete it\'s build early last year (2011) - it went on to win the trophy as \"Best New Build Boat\" at the NZ Antique and Classic Boat Show held in 2011. </br></br> It was a fun project to build and is a lively boat on the water - provides us with plenty of pleasure. </br></br> Thanks again for a great design. </p>

 

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