Skim boat

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Skim Boat

For oil skimming operations, see oil recovery

A skim boat is a self-powered vessel, comprised of a flat, board-like hull with a buoyant bow enclosing a drive motor. Overall form is reminiscent of a surfboard. Skim boats are operated from the prone position, with a aft-mounted rudder for directional control. Bouyant pontoons were envisioned, to maintain a level trim.


  • US Patent 2045645, available: [1]
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