Arrogant Boat Builder

Arrogant Boat Builder  in-two-parts-icon    04-04-04-formal-webtiny    portrait-icon  Light weight, cedar strip nesting dinghies   updated 02-03-2017 dsc_0053-icon-08-22-04    0003-nested-icon    on-cabin-top-2-icon

I specialize in building sail boat tenders that nest together and can be place atop the cabin top or foredeck. The bow fits inside the stern section. The boat comes together and apart easily in just a few minutes.

Made of cedar and fiberglass with gunnels of ash and walnut, these boats are both strong and light. Weighing under 80 pounds with oars and seats, they both row like a dream and can handle up to 5 hp out board engines. All bronze hardware and each boat comes with two, two piece oars.  More Photos View Photos of Launch & Assembly Construction dsc_0080-07-19-06-icon Specifications Sybil (11 footer)  Overall length 11 feet  Nested length 5' 10" Nested depth 1' 9"  Beam 4' 6"  Weight about 85lbs with seats and oars.  Cost: $3900.00 plus shipping dsc_0126-icon-09-12-04b Ozma (9 footer) Overall length 9 feet  Nested length 5' 2.5” Nested depth 1' 4”  Beam 3’ 8”  Weight about 65lbs with seats and oars.  Cost: $3400.00 plus shipping To order/inquire


A wide choice of trim woods are available. - ash - walnut - cherry - mahogany- teak - hickory - maple -  red alder - oak - beech - birch - butternut - (teak is $100 extra)


To see an article in Good Old Boat Magazine about building the nine foot dinghy Ozma, click here.    dsc_0126-icon-09-12-04b-2   dsc_0068-09-26-04-icon   dsc_0060-icon-beach   dsc_0051-05-01-05-icon Materials apply to both boats.  Cedar hull with plywood bulkheads covered with 8oz fiberglass cloth and coated in epoxy. Bulkheads are glued and attached with bronze nails. The hull is finished with 4 coats of glossy varnish. The interior is finished with 2 coats of glossy vanish. The ventilated gunnels are ash and walnut or ash and cherry.