Snark is the world's largest Sailboat Manufacturer. Almost one half million Snarks have been built. More people have learned to sail on a Snark, than any other recreational sailboat. All Snark models are car-toppable. Snark's are unsinkable, the internal hull being completely filled with EPS foam leaving no voids. The external hull and deck are formed out of rugged ABS polymer, which is vacuum formed over the core to give an extremely durable hull.
Snark Sea Skimmer Sailboat. Model #ASB195. Note additional shipping charges may apply. Contact us for an exact shipping quote to your address.
|Weight ||55 lbs. |
|Centerline Length ||12' |
|Beam ||3' 3" |
|Depth ||- |
|Transom Width ||- |
|Transom Height ||- |
|Persons ||3 |
|Max. Capacity ||475 lbs. |
|Max. Horsepower ||- |
|Hull Thickness ||ABS Armorclad |
|Sail Type ||Sloop Rigged |
|Main Sail Area ||55 sq. ft. |
|Jib Sail Area ||15 sq. ft |
Lockley - Boat business purchased from Siltronics of Oakmont, Pennsylvania in 1970
- Started out with one mold (Sea Devil / Sea Swinger) and hull covered with sprayed Eurethane
- Began vacuum forming ABS plastic on hull in 1973
- Sea Witch introduced to the market in 1974
- 1974 through 1984 the names of the existing boats were changed:
- Sea Swinger was renamed Suncatcher
- Sea Witch was renamed Sunchaser
- Sea Devil was renamed Sea Skimmer
Snark - Snark began as a product line of Kransco, a company located in San Francisco, California
- Snark was moved around the Eastern part of the United States during its early years (New Jersey, Indiana, and Virginia)
- Many variations of the Snark sailboat were introduced during the time it was located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
- Companies such as Sears and JC Penney sold Snark sailboats (Super Snark/Mach II) in their catalogs.
- Snark sailboats were used as promotional tools for many companies with specialized colors and personalized sails.
- In the summer of 1984, Lockley purchased Snark from Kransco, and the new merged company was subsequently purchased by Entwistle of Hudson, Massachusettes
- The Snark name was continued to be used and production took place in New Castle, Pennsylvania
- Many of the Snark product lines became obsolete when the companies merged (see below)
- The new line of boats became the Super Snark, Sunflower 3.3, Sea Skimmer, Sunchaser I, and Sunchaser II. This is the current line being produced to this day
- In 1996, Snark was purchased by Meyers Boat Company and production was relocated to Adrian, Michigan. This is the current production location.