About the 1690

1690 Shown with optional 36″ Seat Box Assembly versus standard Leaning Post

The 1690 features the same great hull design as our best selling 1890 rolled edge skiff. This big little boat can just as easily be configured for fly fishing as it can for family time out in the bay. With a draft of only 8″ and weight of 1200 lbs., this wide body 16 is easily trailered or fished in shallow water.

Like all Maritimes, it’s Self-Bailing

The 1690 is easily powered with engines from 40 to 75 HP. The standard 32” console comes with a 316 stainless steel heavy duty rail which wraps around the clear windshield. The standard 26 gallon fuel tank is tucked underneath the front seat section of the console with fuel fill access under the optional front seat cushion.

The 1690 comes standard with a rugged 34” leaning post that can be outfitted with many options, the most popular being an upholstered backrest that securely inserts into 2 flush mount rod holders. The leaning post can also be outfitted with a stainless steel footrest or a tackle station featuring tackle drawers and a large lockable storage compartment.

Available on all rolled edge skiffs, the “Sport Package” features two full width bench seats and a smaller 24” wide center console. The console can be positioned in the center of the boat or offset, portable fuel tanks are located under the forward bench seat. If desired, flush mount rod holders can be inserted in the bench seat behind the console to accommodate the installation of an upholstered backrest to provide additional comfort to the driver. Optional durable cushions are available for the bench seats and bow casting platform.

All Maritimes provide excellent stability due to their wide beam and hard chine design. Rigged with an optional 57” stern casting platform and 24” console the fisherman below enjoys the simplicity and practicality associated with Maritime’s rolled edge skiff models.


Features & Specs

1690 Shown above with Optional Tackle Station

Standard Features

  • 32″ Console w/ Front Seat (includes rail & windshield)
  • 34″ Leaning Post Assembly (includes cushion & rail)
  • NFB Steering w/ Stainless Steel Wheel
  • 44″ Bow Platform w/ Lockable Hatch
  • (4) 8″ Stainless Steel Cleats
  • (2) 6″ Stainless Steel Angled Bow Chocks
  • Navigation Lights w/ 4-Switch Panel
  • Single Battery Wiring Package
  • 26 Gallon Fuel Tank Package
  • Self-Bailing Cockpit
  • Foam Flotation to Meet or Exceed Safety Standards
  • 10 Year Limited Transferable Hull Warranty


  • Length: 16’ 6″
  • Beam at Gunwale: 7′ 6″
  • Beam at Waterline: 6′ 4″
  • Draft: 8″
  • Cockpit Depth (average): 18″
  • Transom Height: 20″
  • Fuel Capacity: 26 gallons
  • Hull Weight with Standard Equipment: 1200 lbs
  • Max Capacity: 6 persons or 814 lbs
  • 1200 lbs (persons, motor, gear)


  • Minimum Horsepower: 40
  • Maximum Horsepower: 75
  • Average Horsepower: 60
  • Top Speed with Maximum Horsepower: 32-35 MPH
  • Hull Plane Speed: 12 MPH
  • Cruise Speed: 18-21 MPH
  • Range at Cruise Speed: 135-150 Miles
  • Fuel Efficiency at Cruise Speed: *

Greater than: 6.5 MPG

Less than: 3.5 GPH

*Varies based on engine model and horsepower.


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PO Box 1399 – 60 Town Dock Rd.
Charlestown RI 02813
Phone: 401-364-6040
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