Catspaw Wooden Sail Boat 2014

DOG at dock copy

Our Catspaw Dinghy is Joel White’s interpretation of Nat Herreshoff’s  classic Columbia Dinghy. The Catspaw Dinghy is the perfect choice for those who need a larger yacht tender. It is a lovely boat to row and is stiff enough under sail to stand up to a good breeze.

One of our favorite customers has owned his Catspaw we built for him ten years ago says,”It may possibly be the best investment I have ever made, at least the most soul satisfying one.”

Whether your intention is an energetic morning row in the bay, or perhaps an afternoon adventure with the kids on the high seas, or maybe just messing about in those last few hours at dusk when the rest of the world seems so far away, the Catspaw will fit your needs perfectly.

Our Catspaw is built to our uncompromising standards in the traditional manner using native Maine cedar over white oak with bronze and copper fastenings and hardware. It can be oiled, varnished or painted in your choice of colors.It is equipped with a spritsail rig, and comes with one pair of Shaw & Tenney flat blade spruce oars.

Finished in Oak, Mahogany or Teak


LOA 12′ 9″

BEAM 4’6″

DRAFT (centerboard up)  6 1/2 ”

centerboard down 1″6″

WEIGHT 150 lbs.


OAK:  call for quote
MAHOGANY: call for quote
TEAK: call for quote



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