A great tender from the past.

These tenders have plied the waters of New England and beyond for many years and understandably so. Originally built in the Swampscott Massachusetts boat shop of George Chaisson, these tenders are ranked with the most respected small boat designs of Herreshoff and Lawley. John Gardner of Mystic Seaport Museum and author of Building Small Craft said this about the Chaisson Dory: They tow beautifully, row and handle well and have exceptional carrying capacity and are fine sea boats. In addition they are strong and rugged…great for  landing on a beach.- We couldn’t agree more or say it any better than John did.

Our Chaisson Dory Tenders are built using the lapstrake construction technique to produce an extremely strong, long lasting boat that is easy to maintain and won’t dry out and leak when left out of the water.

The stems are laminated using either douglas fir or mahogany. All woodwork including transom is teak, mahogany or white oak. All hardware and fastenings are silicon bronze and each boat comes with  two rowing stations. This provides proper balance when loaded down or rowing alone. Comes with one pair of Shaw and Tenney oars.


LOA: 10’2

BEAM: 4’2

WEIGHT:  85 lbs.

WHITE OAK 7695.00 549.00
MAHOGANY 8195.00 749.00
TEAK Call for pricing

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

All prices are subject to change.


One Response to “CHAISSON DORY”
  1. Robert Zerbe says:

    I have an English rowing boat built by George chaisson in 1937. It is awesome! I used to have a 14′ chaisson swampscott sailing dory