A big dinghy
with a gaff rig and space to camp aboard
Character yachts need not be impractical, this
plywood characterisation of an English East Coast fishing
smack by Stuart is a very practical camping cruiser capable
of coastal passages and wonderful for short haul cruising
on a budget. She has enough choices of sail combinations to
perform well in a wide range of weather conditions and is
light enough to row short distances if you don't want to fit
an outboard motor.
Smack has a cuddy cabin for stowing camping
gear, or as a space for a couple of airbeds. It is not so
long ago that many of our now leading yachtsmen used to begin
their cruising careers in boats that were not as spacious
or as capable as this husky little boat. Superbly simple to
build, very easy on the budget and with a lot of character
this would be a wonderful exploration vehicle for those who
have a large area of tidal or shallow water to play in.
Plans prices include packaging and an
allowance for surface freight. If you would like a faster
means of delivery we can send by courier or airmail at extra
cost. All credit card sales are in New Zealand Dollars.
If you pay by check, you may use the price in your prefered
currency as below.
Note that we sell sails and are pleased to quote a
freight inclusive price to anywhere in the world, we have
tan or white, the sails come with sailbag, one reef and
are completely ready to go. Prices fluctuate slightly so
we prefer to quote each sail as the demand arises but you
can bet that we are competitive even with the freight included.