Real Whitehall Dinghy 17 Foot Hand Built Cedar Strip

Item Number K012

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$14,462.01

3 in stock

Description

This wooden dinghy was completely handcrafted and takes about 600-800 hours to build. We still use the traditional method of constructions while integrating the highest quality of materials currently available. Strips of cedars are joined together by hand and then encapsulated in fiberglass bonded in place with epoxy resin then coated with marine vanish. This combination of fiberglass and epoxy is very strong and completely transparent so that the beauty of the wood will be protected for generations. * Length : 17 feet * Beam: 53.5 inches * Bow depth: 33 inches. * Mid Height: 20 inches * Transom DIM: 28.5 H x 30 W. * Max Horse Power: 30 * Weight: 225lbs * Capacity: 4 or more people

Additional information

Weight 253 lbs
Historical Information

Some hold that the Whitehall rowing boat design was introduced from England. However the famed nautical historian Howard I. Chappelle, cites the opinion of the late W. P. Stephens that in New York City there is a Whitehall Street and this was where the Whitehall was first built. Chapelle, Stephens and others agree that the design came into existence some time in the 1820's in New York City, having first been built by navy yard apprentices who had derived their model to some extent from the old naval gig. About Woodenboat USA: For years, professional canoe guides and outfitters have relied on plastic or fiberglass for their fleets of boats. Each of them has its own merit. One is inexpensive, the other light. But none of them has the beautiful look. At Woodenboat USA, we are determined to make something stunning beautiful and at the same time strong, durable and light weight. How can we achieve all of these? All of out canoes/kayaks are assembled from strips of top graded Canadian cedar (a very rare soft yet very strong timber) and then encapsulated in fiberglass with epoxy resin. For more information on owner care, please visit our web site at http://www.woodenboatusa.com.