Adrienne Keller and her father Kip launched their Penguin sailboat in October of 2007, the first boat either of them had built. Kip sailed Penguins, which were designed by Phil Rhodes, as a youth in upstate New York. They used okoume plywood on sawn oak frames, rails and thwarts are mahogany, and spruce floorboards. They bought used spars and sails to rig her with. The Penguin is as yet unnamed.
Philip Rhodes designed the Penguin Class dinghy in 1939. Fred Kaiser of Clinton, NY, built this particular Penguin (#7990) from a kit in 1966 for his daughters to use. Richard Ellers of Warren, OH, restored the dinghy and re-launched her in the summer of 2003. He writes that 95% of the wood is original and in good condition, and that he found seven different colors of paint on her hull. Contact Richard at RichardGEllers@aol.com.