16 ft. Wooden Skiff Built During the Bill McCoy Rum Festival

Rick Tinsley fastens bolts on the keel of a 16-foot skiff during the Bill McCoy Rum Festival

Rick Tinsley fastens bolts on the keel of a 16-foot skiff during the Bill McCoy Rum Festival

Joe Egeberg of Daytona Beach, FL, popularized the style of wooden skiff with his brother after they bought a boat business near Chesapeake Bay in the 1970s and 1980s. He figures they built between 400 and 500 for commercial and recreational use. Since moving to Florida in 1984, he’s only built five or six. But a recent festival sponsored by the Holly Hill Historic Preservation Society  inspired a group of volunteers to build one during the festival and bring attention to the Maritime Museum.