Usually a small, powered metal boat—up to 16 feet in length—commonly found on purse seining boats. The seine skiff is used to assist in the pursing process by initially pulling the net away from the boat and back again once the fish are encircled. Helps keep the boat and net from becoming entangled.
A skiff is a small flat-bottomed open boat with a pointed bow and square stern, used mainly by fisherman. Skiffs are usually only able to hold one or two people and can use oars, a sail or a motor for propulsion
A style prominent in the mid-twenties to mid thirties among exclusive European coach-builders. These were boat-tailed bodies, usually made of wood in a manner similar to conventional boats. The 'deck' resembled that of a boat and was frequently made of mahogany planks. The great French carrossier Jean Henri Labourdette is considered the originator of the style.
The term skiff is applied to various river craft, but a skiff is typically a small flat-bottomed open boat with a pointed bow and square stern. Although originally used mainly by fishermen, they are today primarily leisure craft. They usually hold either one person or, more commonly, three (two scullers and a coxswain).