Under construction - to be launched June 2016.
This dory may be custom built on commission. the base price is for the rowing version. Multiple sail rigging options are available at additional cost.
Designer: Clint Chase
Length Overall: 18’ 8”
Beam: 4’ 10”
Depth Amidships: 18 3/8
Draft DWL (232lbs), 3" (460lbs), 6" (740 lbs)
Weight: + - 300 lbs
Inventory: Under construction to be launched June 2016. This dory may be custom built on commission. The base price is for the rowing version. Multiple sail rigging options are available at additional cost.
The Deblois St. Dory (DSD) is a modern take on the famous Swampscott dory. The traditional hull shape has been adapted for typical recreational use as a sail-and-oar boat. Two or three people could load up the dory for weekend camping trips to explore the Maine Island Trail, or other waterways. The DSD is also very well suited for hourly excursions because the boat can be easily launched at a boat ramp for a leisurely row or sail, or both! A dory is a natural choice for shallow waters, tripping, beaching, and all around use where versatility is paramount, capacity is important, and rowing or sailing in tandem is the goal.
The Dory has three rowing stations and could accommodate a coxswain to help steer. Conditions permitting, the boat can also be handled by a single rower. There are a variety of sail rig options available at an additional cost to the base price.
Compass Project program director, Shane Hall, built the DSD Hull #1 and thoroughly enjoys exploring Casco Bay, the Maine Island Trail, and the large lakes of western and northern Maine. The DSD fully accommodated two people with ample gear and supplies on a weeklong camping trip on Moosehead Lake where the rapidly changing weather conditions made Shane extremely glad that he was in the dory which would handle the rough conditions.
This boat is currently under construction at the Compass Project boat shop in Biddeford. Middle and High School student groups will be building the boat over the course of the school year. Commissioning this year’s project would be a great opportunity to visit the boat shop, get to know the youth builders, and even lend a hand with part of the building process if you want to!
Compass Project is a youth boat building organization in Biddeford Maine. Student-built boats reflect Compass Project instructors’ high standards of quality. For more information call 207-391-6830 or visit our website: www.compassproject.org
Lower Falls Landing
106 Lafayette Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096