Penobscot Wherry Rowing Boat By Dale Cottrell



Pure elegance.

Inspired by the old Maine salmon wherries her old world handling abilities are immediately apparent and appreciated.Our Penobscot Wherry has a rounded hull that is both double ended on the waterline(makes rowing a breeze) and has a narrow but flat bottom for easy launching and landing on the beach.

Her sweeping sheer will bring you joy every time you see her.

She is quite possibly the best fishing boat there is and also the perfect boat for rowing your cherished ones around the pond.

Her sailing performance is spirited enough to excite the experienced sailor and yet within the capability
of an interested beginner by sailing well in a light breeze.With its standing lug rig which has no cables or fittings its simplicity allows one person to easily step the mast and hoist the sail with one line.

Handcrafted of high performance marine plywood and epoxy. This method assures a strong lightweight hull.Painted in your choice of color.Gunwales and thwarts in your choice of oak, mahogany or teak. Bronze oarlocks.Comes with one pair of leathered Shaw and Tenney spruce oars.



LOA : 15′

BEAM: 52”

WEIGHT:125 lbs.


WHITE OAK $9,459 +$ 495
MAHOGANY $9,975 +$ 860
TEAK $ call for pricing +$ call for pricing


Custom Color: $150

Boat Cover: $600

Pair Shaw & Tenney 7′ 1/2 flat blade oars: $315

Bolt in motor well with silicon gasket and interchangeable filler plate: $850


  • centerboard
  • standing lug rig(varnished spruce spars and 95sq.ft sail)
  • mahogany kick up rudder & tiller


  • Alden Row Wing: $950
  • Alden Carbon Fiber Macon Oars: $550


Boats can be crated and shipped anywhere. Call 207.548.0094 or e-mail for a quote.

All prices are subject to change.

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3 Responses to “PENOBSCOT WHERRY”
  1. Peter Bruce says:

    I live in South Africa and am totally in love with your Wherry. Do you have idea how much it would cost to build one (teak and with boat covers) with a sliding seat and oars and crate and ship it Cape Town?

    • lynn says:

      Hi Mr. Bruce, Thank you for contacting us.We love the wherry too it is our favorite boat to row! I am sorry for the delay for some reason I did not get your email until today. Were you thinking of the Penobscot wherry in wood or fiberglass? Either way fiberglass or glued lap wood epoxy with teak trim,custom cover,row wing sliding seat and carbon fiber macon oars would be 12,950. I will get back to you shortly with shipping costs.I am curious how did you hear about us?
      Kind regards,
      Lynn Cottrell

  2. Is it possible to get teak seats on the penobscot wherry? And what is a bolt in motor well? Could you give a ball park figure for delivery to Oak Forest,illinois 60452? Thank you

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