The Carolina Skiff is a flat-bottom fishing boat. Flat-Bottom Hulls. Unless you're buying a simple rowboat, few boats are actually flat-bottomed, but this term also refers to a hull that has almost no deadrise, or just a few degrees at most. Deep-V Hulls. Modified-V. Catamarans. Chines and Strakes. The Bottom Line. Sep 8, - The Norfok Broads cabin cruisers between were excellent designs, do any members know about these designs and where I might.