Spindrift 10 Sailboat
When choosing a design for my first sailboat build I was looking for a boat that would offer the fewest impediments to just getting out on the water and sailing when the mood strikes. I went with B and B yacht designs Spindrift 10 because it seemed like a boat that anyone could have fun with right away. It can fit in the back of a pickup truck and without much rigging can be out sailing in minutes.
The s10 would be the perfect boat to keep at a lake cottage or waterfront property. At 10' long and about 100lbs, the boat is easy to move and launch from a simple cart or dolly.
Despite it's simplicity, it is so well designed that a novice sailor can learn with confidence. This boat is ideal for children to learn to sail and row. With built in flotation and a reefing sail, the boat is very safe for a beginner. Despite being a great training boat, the s10 is capable of great performance, many owners of these boats race them. It is also suitable for a small outboard or trolling motor, which could make it a great boat for fishing as well.
Construction is of Okueme BS-1088 marine plywood, clear vertical grain Douglass fir, and accents in mahogany and repurposed American Chestnut. This boat is both a knock-about sailor and a work of craftsmanship. Finishes are all top quality marine epoxy and poly-urethane paints, with stainless steel and silicon bronze hardware. It's good construction ensures a generation spanning heirloom, but with a durability that will free you from worrying about the minor dings and scrapes that all boats get.
Includes: Boat, spars, reefing sail, rigging, oars, solid wood daggerboard, kick-up rudder with tiller and extension. *trailer not included*