Our experience in boat building started at 1978 as amateur, for personal use. By 1985 we had begun to build various small sailing dinghies (in van de standt designs and others) and sport sailing dinghies (optimist) on request.
The two boats shown here are a small 17 foot family sailing dinghy (about 5 meters – we call it A17) and in our future plans a small 12 foot sailing dinghy (3.70 meters – call it N12) for 2 sailors.
The A17 is based on Howard Chapelle’s designs for skipjack sailboats used for oyster fishing on the east coast of the US in the 19th century. It is very spacious and stable, perfect for day sailing or weekend family trips. It also has the option of moving with a outboard engine mounted in a specially designed space inside the aft deck. It can also be covered with a special tent and turned into a closed one, with room for a couple with 2 young children to sleep for one or two nights.
The N12 is designed by us and is intended for the open class N (12 feet) which is a very popular British class with a long history. It is a class where private construction is allowed, with restrictions only on board dimensions and is essentially a nursery for teenage athletes before moving on to other international or Olympic classes.
Both vessels are manufactured with plywood coated with fiberglass and epoxy. For more information please contact us.