Start of a new Boat.

IMG_2156Well if you’ve ever looked at a wooden boatbuilders website there is usually more than one photo of a pile of clamps holding down some piece of wood or other. And today’s post continues that long tradition, probably started sometime in the late 1990’s perhaps even earlier. That’s a couple of million years ago in WWW land.


Alas I’m digressing from the point, which is the start of another boat here at Roeboats. What you’re looking at here is a rather nicely curved transom of a Cape Henry 21 designed by South African designer Dudley Dix (I wonder if he’s anything to the Dix’s of Bantry? Must ask) She’s 21’/6.3M long with an 8’/2.4M beam and 19″/0.5M draft with the centreplate up. You’ll discover more details as the build progresses. She’s set to be sailing the beautiful waters of West Cork in Summer 2014.

As always if you’d like to start discussing having your own dream boat built you’re very welcome to give me a ring +353 86 1586937 or send me and email and we can get the ball rolling.

Roeboats, Ballydehob, Co. Cork, t:+353 (0)28 38973 m: +353 (0)86 158 69 37

2 thoughts on “Start of a new Boat.

  1. These are a lovely traditional looking boats. I read somewhere that a Cape Henry 19 sailed from Myanmar to Thailand with a distance of 3000 miles. If that isn’t a good advertisement for a good sea boat then I don;t know what is!

  2. Yes they are nice looking boats. I haven’t heard about the Myanmar-Thailand trip. Dudley Dix did design an open boat that a fellow South African sailed around the world.

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