This utility garvey was designed to fill a need for a simple work scow anyone can build to use in a summer camp. You can haul rocks with her, fish out of her, beach her easily. You can paddle it or use an outboard motor up to 7hp to cover a bigger area.
The garvey is a gussied-up scow. The name is a local one, in use on the Jersey marsh reaches, where the water is thin, money sometimes thinner, and where the scow type of hull has for generations blossomed forth as the “garvey”—plebeian, often homely, always plain, but what a workhorse!
These shoal-draft workhorses combine super-simplicity with rugged carrying ability.