Eager Beaver

In Festival Boats 2018, Festival Boats 2021

Simmons Sea Skiff, 22 footer. Powered by 90 hp Suzuki outboard. Built to plans, but, with my tweaking, Eager Beaver is at 23 feet. I included a cuddy cabin with horizontal 6 feet 6 inch interior, but low ceiling. Added three-sided ‘hardtop’ to protect occupants in helm area. Curved handrail on top is unique – a ‘one of a kind’, but patterned after one seen on a commercial build by Life Proof Boats (with their permission). Lapstrake hull. All wood above the chine is MDO plywood. Double thick (3/4″) bottom. Non-skid areas use crushed walnut shells. All fasteners, cleats, chocks, Samson post, are silicon bronze. Tall transom adorned aft with four foot wide ‘coastal native style carving’ of a beaver. Boat is painted bright orange/black trim, as it reflects both the ‘beaver’ name, and my university roots at Oregon State. Name EAGER BEAVER comes from my dad always encouraging me as a young boy to be an ‘eager beaver’. Build began fall 2013, and is completed by summer of 2018.