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Catspaw Sailing Dinghy

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 dinghy for ten years. He says, “It may possibly be the best investment I have ever made, at least the most
soul satisfying one.” He is definitely experiencing the pride of ownership which comes from owning a beautiful handcrafted boat.

The Catspaw dinghy is a fun boat to row, is a wonderful boat for teaching sailing fundamentals to young children,and is a perfect boat for family picnics.It is also a fine vessel to explore near and far harbors,coves and just general messing about on the water.

Our Catspaw dinghy is built to our uncompromising standards in the traditional manner using native Maine cedar over bent white oak frames with bronze hardware and hand-peened copper rivet fastenings. Your Catspaw can be oiled, varnished or painted in your choice of colors. Your Catspaw is equipped with a spritsail rig, one handmade sail from Dayle Ward of Traditional Rigging Co.and one pair of handmade flatblade spruce oars made by Wes Reddick of Rowers Oars.

Catspaw Dinghy Specifications

  • LOA: 12′ 9″
  • Beam: 4′ 6″
  • Draft: (centerboard up) 6 1/2″
  • Centerboard down: 1′ 6″
  • Sail area: 63 sq ft
  • Weight: 150lbs
  • Mahogany: $22,995
  • Teak: Call for pricing