** What Are They?** Like a Swiss Army knife, the pint-size skiff proves that builders can pack a lot of utility into a small package. Whether they're functioning as yacht tenders or no-frills workboats, navigating the backwaters on a fishing excursion, or serving as the kids' everyday runabout, these boats are designed to do it all safely, require little maintenance at the end of the day, and last for years. Wide beams and rounded bows offer exceptional stability and a dry ride. Less expensive models feature a basic rolled edge and paint-splatter interior finish. More expensive brands offer a complete inner liner. All are surprisingly seaworthy. Typically powered by up to a 40-hp four-stroke outboard, basic models can be had for as little as $12,000.