Bill Spring and his grandchildren got a thrill from BILL’S THRILL, his Swifty 12 catboat kit from Fred Shell in St. Albans, Vermont. Bill spent eight months on the project at his home in Fredericksburg, Virginia, before trailering the boat to Schroon Lake in New York in July 2011 to launch BILL’S THRILL.
Fred Shell of Shell Boats in St. Albans, VT designed this Swifty 14, which Mort Stant built. He painted the hull blue, the cockpit white, and varnished the deck and seats. Mort writes that it was fun to build and sails great.