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This page encompasses a variety of boats, shown  are some of my favorites, some have been built, some not, including the 16' rowing skiff shown in the header.
Should you desire any of these boats please contact us, to discuss your needs, we would love the opportunity to work with you to make one of these a reality for you.

DRBi 454

A rowing craft based on the wherry designs of the past. As this is written  construction of hull #1 is underway by the designs namesake Down River Bill. Kits prices depend on start point and options chosen.

DRBi wherry render

Length 15' 9"   4.8m
LWL 14' 10"   4.54m
BOA  34.5"   88cm.
BWL 28"   71cm.
 Capacity 310 lbs.    140 kg.
Plans $125
                                                   Kits starting @ $2,120

Rondane 8

This dingy is based on the Norwegian style of pram and is suited for rowing, and sailing.

rondane 8 Length: 7' 8 1/2"   2.35m
Beam: 49"   1.24m
Displacement @ 5" (13cm.) draft 325lbs.   147kg.
Draft w/daggerboard 25"    64cm.
Sail area: 35 sq. ft.   3.25m. sq.
Plans $100
Kits starting @ $1,885

Rondane 12

This design had been posted while looking for that someone to inspire its completion, much of that needed inspiration has come forward recently. Construction plans are now being completed.

tewlve foot pram

Length: 12'    3.66m.

Beam: 48"  122 cm

Capacity: 500lbs.  226kg.

Draft (hull) 6"   15cm.

Draft (dagger board) 28"   70 cm.

Sail Area: 75 sq. ft   6.97m. sq.

Plans $125

                                   Kits starting@ $1,950

We have just completed the plans for the the Jolly 12 and shipped the first set of plans out to the builder. 

Jolly 12

Jolly 12 renderingLength:12'    3.66m

Beam: 3' 7 1/2"    1.11m.

Designed Capacity: 500lbs.   226kg.

PPI: 132lbs.   60kg.

Sail Area: 52sq. ft.   4.83m. sq.

Draft: 5"    2.7cm.

Draft CB: 32"   81cm.

   Plans $125

        Kits starting @ $2,660

16' Family Day Boat

This design was developed as a family day boat that offers enough performance to keep those members of the family who want a more sporty boat happy but manageable and comfortable for everyone to enjoy. We also made the decision to stick with  simple stitch & glue construction putting the option of building this boat within the reach of more potential boat builders/sailors. This boat is well on in the design process to the point that we have even had the cost of a kit priced out.

Sail sixteen

Length: 16'    4.88m.

Beam: 5' 10"   1.753m.

Draft: 48"/4"   1.21m./10cm.

Displacement: 650lbs.   294kg.

Sail Area: 180ft. sq.   16.7m. sq.


 18' Trimaran

The trimaran is being designed with a focus on light weight and the ability to assemble it on the beach, or load it on the car top. The design was inspired by parks we have visited that were large enough to sail but water access was aimed at canoes and kayaks.

Trimaran eightteen footLength: 18'   5.49m

Beam: 11.8ft.   3.61m.

Designed Displacement: 700lbs.    13m. sq.

Sail area: 140sq. ft.   13m. sq.

18' Sailing/rowing Skiff

eightteen foot sailing and rowing skiff

Length: 18'    5.49m.

Beam: 3' 10"    1.17m

Displacement: 600lbs.   272kg.

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