"Twelve-year-old Samuel ""Skiff"" Beaman is a boy with incredible
determination. Since the death of his mother, his father has sunk
into depression, and now Skiff's pride and joy, their boat the Mary
Rose has sunk too. If only he can raise and fix Rose, Skiff is sure
he'll be able to get the family business, and his dad, back on
track. But to fix the boat he needs $5000. Determined to raise the
money himself, Skiff decides to go out on the open ocean all alone,
on a dangerous mission to harpoon a prize giant tuna."