In February 2013, I decided to build something not-so-typical of a 40-something mom with a full-time job. I realized that I needed a hands-on, challenging project to gain self-confidence, and something that I could use for years to come. With support of Dennis at NorthWest Canoe in St. Paul, Minn., much research, and an understanding husband and kids, I started building the Northwest Cruiser May 1 and launched it today, my 43rd birthday, on August 11, 2013.
This Lawton Yacht tender was built by Michael Strong in L’Etete New Brunswick over the winter months. She is planked with 3/8 inch cedar over ash frames, and fastened with copper rivets. Guards, wales and transom are made of white ash. With two rowing stations, she is able and seaworthy. Contact Mike, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Borealis 45 “Kia Kaha” is a light weight performance cruising yacht, intended for anything from leisurely coastal sailing, to long distance ocean passages. This yacht has been created as a sailing yacht for sailors, to explore the world or the waters close to home.
She has been constructed from western red cedar strip plank and epoxy resin systems. Combining a modern design with the beauty of wood.