Planking: Cedar
Stem, rails and knees: White oak
Frames: Hand-sawn white oak
Transom and breast hook: Honduran mahogany
oar lockSeating: White pine
Fastenings: Silicone bronze ring nails and screws; copper rivets and burrs
Hardware: Bronze bow eye, cleats, drain plug, oar locks and sockets
Finish: Interlux and Pettit marine enamel; Epifanes varnish
breast hookOptions include:
White pine, or Honduran mahogany planking Mahogany or cedar seating
Boat bottom encapsulated in West System epoxy and fiberglass

Yacht finish: Varnished rails, transom, breast hook and seats.

Frighteningly traditional
‘thole pins’
thole pins

Complete boat refinishing and maintenance services
At Lowell’s, we work with each customer on an individual basis and consider each boat a custom order.
Please inquire for additional details on building and delivery options.

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Lowell Sailboat

The Lowell Sailboat is the only model from Lowell's Boat Shop that is designed with sailing performance as the primary consideration. With its outstanding performance by oar, sail or power, this boat is the most versatile, all round recreational design known to us at Lowell’s Boat Shop. It has a lapstrake dory-type hull of traditional design that has been modified to provide fast, able performance with safe sturdy construction. Oars are all that are needed to navigate when there is no wind; however, the broad transom easily accommodates a small outboard engine. Sprit rig for the 12’ and Marconi for the 15’ models are standard. A variety of sailing rigs are available depending of the boat size and the buyer's preference.

Lowell Sailboat Specifications
Beam Depth
@ Mid-ships
12' 60" 17" 155 lb.
14' 63.5" 18" 200 lb.

“The various successful adaptations of the classic…skiff built by the Lowell Boat Shop is testimony to the versatility of the design…” John Gardner (Classic Small Craft You Can Build, Mystic Seaport Museum, 1993)

Banks Dories
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Lowell's Boat Shop, 459 Main Street, Amesbury, MA 01913
Tel: 978-834-0050