Portsoy Harbour Tender is a stable, easy to row small boat, ideal for teaching children to row in or for using to transport yourself out to a larger boat which may be moored away from shore.
The boat is a 7’9” clinker-type lapped ply and larch pram dinghy, capable of carrying up to 170 kilos (one adult and a child or two youngsters).
It can be constructed in around a week from a pre prepared kit. Basic DIY skills are helpful, but the Boatshed team will provide practical advice and assistance to ensure your craft is suitable for rowing. As much or as little hands-on construction guidance can be provided as necessary. Once complete, it is easily transported by car to be taken away and used to fuel many hours of fun on the water.
The example shown below is only partially painted to show the plywood construction.