ROWING & MOTOR MODEL
16’ LOA x 6’ Beam, 3” draft, approximate displacement 400 lbs.
Located in Lebanon, Maine Sale includes boat, 6hp Johnson 4 stroke, trailer and a pair of beautiful custom made oars that are properly spec’d for this boat. All in good to excellent condition.
Dory style boats were the first type of watercraft built in the New World when the Europeans first explored and settled this continent, and they are still in production today. North Atlantic fishermen have used dories for centuries, creating an unmatched legend of dependability and performance in even the most adverse conditions. It would be hard to find a boat more revered for its history of seaworthiness.
The Swampscott Dory, recognized as the aristocrat of the dory family are considered to be the most eye appealing of all the different dory types. In contrast to its cousins, the narrower straight sided dories, the Swampscott’s rounder sides, and soft lines make more graceful in appearance, and pleasant to row.
Rowing for exercise and pleasure has made a big comeback in recent years, and of course dories are known as fine rowing boats in either rough open waters or quiet back waters. When you first row the Swampscott Dory you will immediately sense how efficient and easy she is to handle. She carries well and tracks nicely. The broad beam and wide thwarts allow two oarspersons to sit side by side, or, one aft and one forward. It can be rowed by only one, or up to four persons. It’s fun to row in this fashion, and a great way to teach children to handle a rowing boat.
A unique motor well is built into the inside of the boat in the stern area. It allows the outboard motor to tilt up for beaching and will work with the rudder in place. Because the true displacement hull is so efficient it takes only a small 3 horsepower engine to push the boat close to hull speed.
Such a classic little craft! Every time we launch, we hear comments like: “what a beautiful boat!”
Enjoy an afternoon cruise around the harbor or lake, use as a tender to get to a mooring, and it’s a surprisingly stable fly-fishing platform, salt or fresh. We have enjoyed her a great deal. However, with grandchildren becoming more numerous, we need a bit more space.
Time to pass her on to another group to enjoy.
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