More than a tender
The Chaisson dory was designed a century ago as a tender, but it still has a lot to offer even if you don’t have a yacht to attach to the other end of its painter.
A modern yoal
Iain Oughtred’s Arctic Tern is in the middle of the range of his popular double-ended beach cruisers that were inspired by the workboats of the Shetland Islands.
Solo cruising in a Herreshoff Coquina
The Finnish coast is speckled with small forested islands rimmed with glacier-worn granite. A modified Herreshoff Coquina is quite at home here, an ocean away from its native waters.
Brailing, Reefing, and Furling
The sprit rig’s simplicity works well for boats that are frequently launched and recovered.
Tools for rounding edges
Make quick work of rounding corners without the noise of a router and the dust of a sander.
An idea takes shape
Reader Sean Russel has been designing boats for a long time, at first drawing by hand and then using computer programs. Our Reader Built Boat is SWEET PEA, a peapod-like boat he designed and built to fit in his van.