The Deblois Street Dory, the ultimate sail & oar boat
Kits are ready and cutting! Plans also available.
Depth Amidships 1'7"
The Design Brief:
- A traditional open Swampscott dory that will be more family friendly (for a dory!)
- To be rowed primarily by two people but one can row by moving thwarts around
- Can take a large load for extended trips along the Maine Island Trail
- Can also be taken out for fun sailing or a leisurely tandem row
- Designed for either glued plywood-lapstrake planking, traditional solid wood construction, or a hybrid.
- A greater degree of secondary stability to take a larger sail rig (90SF lugsail and sprit option)
- More sheer than traditional Chamberlain dories and Gardner's variations.
Learn about Shane Hall building hull #1 of the D' St. Dory in Portland, Maine as seen on the Wooden Boat Forum and Flickr
Hull #1 of the D' St. Dory was launched and sea-trialed with great success and is being used by the builder/owner on Casco Bay and for sail-and-oar trips on the Maine Island Trail.