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.
Shell Boats of St. Albans, VT, provided the design for this 12' Swifty built by Arnie Goodman and his son Sam, of Tampa, FL. They launched her on May 31, 2004 on Tampa Bay, FL. She is of lapstrake plywood construction with an unstayed mast and sprit boom. Contact Arnie and Sam at email@example.com.