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Little Crab

LITTLE CRAB is a smaller version of the Chesapeake Crab Skiff I drew several years ago. Bill Page, boatbuilder and traditional marine hardware tycoon, asked for a 14' version to use as a tender for his new power cruiser. He wanted a skiff with lots of stability that would be primarily powered by an electric trolling motor, but I was surprised by how well this boat rowed.

LITTLE CRAB is a foot shorter than Bill's boat, but it will still be a capacious tender for a larger yacht. She will row and tow reasonable well, and will provide reassuring stability when getting aboard.

As a sailing boat, LITTLE CRAB will make a fine weekend camp cruiser, with room for a couple of sleeping bags when the mid-ships slip thwart is removed. She would also make a great boat for young adventurers; light and shallow enough to be pushed off the beach (or that unseen shallow spot), simple and moderately sized rig, rewarding rowing, and good stability.

Design Specs

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Year of Design: 
2011
LOA: 
13'
Beam: 
4'5"
Draft: 
6" rowing version, 9"/30" sailing version
Displacement: 
approx. 225 lb
Propulsion: 
sail, oar, electric or 2hp outboard
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner
Cost: 
$80 + S&H
Contact Information: 

53 Benjamin River Dr

Brooklin 4616 Phone: 207-359-9807