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Sailboats - Daysailers
15′ Wittholz designed traditional Cape Cod catboat built by Al Watts and Jim Wagner May 2021-May 2023. Beam = 7.5′; draft = 18″ centerboard up and 46″ centerboard down. Ash frames, fiberglassed Okoume marine plywood body and mahogany trim. Auxiliary power = 4 hp Torqueedo electric outboard.
ORBUS, possibly the best-executed Elver afloat, was a fixture on Biscayne Bay for a decade. She won Best of Sail at the Madisonville (LA) Wooden Boat Festival in 2017. Repainted two years ago. Boat is located in southern Louisiana. $12,500.
When Covid hit I realized I would have time to build a boat. So, I did, a Glen-L zip caught my eye and I got started. I wanted the look of the boat, but I also wanted to go fast so I over built and put on a bigger than suggested motor.
Sailboats - Cruising
Sistership to Lin and Larry Pardey's TALEISIN which was meticulously built by Kenneth O. Minor. This sailboat is a beautiful seaworthy vessel and a one of a kind hand built art piece.
In the summer of 2008, David M Jones of Suwanee Georgia was given a 1957 Speedicraft designed by Otis Borum of Jacksonville Florida. The Honey Bee’s deck, transom and 25 percent of her hull were rotten. Dave approached his Father, Morris A.
This boat is a piece of history. The current owner was taken by a guy who was going to help maintain her but ended up stealing from him and living on the boat like a squatter. We are looking for a good home for someone who will keep her from turning into firewood.
Near new custom Chaisson Dory built by Cottrell Boatbuilding in Maine. Original design stretch to 11' with increased freeboard providing enhanced performance. Off white hull and interior with burgundy sheer strake, Mohagany transom and trim. Shaw and Tenny cedar oars with carrying case.
Honey was launched a few days before Christmas 2023. She is a stout 13 foot skiff designed and built for the Westport River. She's built of local materials. All of her hardware and fasteners are from C.E. Beckman's of New Bedford and all of her paint is from Kirby's.