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 Tender

The Lowell Tender is a delight to the discerning yachtsman who imagined that such craft only exist in nautical museums - to be seen but not owned. Four lapped planks per side on three sets of white oak frames give it a deep, graceful hull that is excellent for rowing heavily laden as well as for towing. In addition, it is stable, dry, and seaworthy – a capable and elegant little workhorse. In recent years, Lowell Tenders have been markedly improved. The hulls have been deepened to allow even the 9’ model to carry four adults and row exceptionally well. The bottom and garboards can be sealed with epoxy, dramatically reducing maintenance and allowing “dry sailing” from a float, ship’s deck or trailer. Still, these boats are essentially as Lowell boats have always been: graceful, seaworthy, rugged dory-built boats.

Lowell Tender Specifications
Beam Depth
@ Mid-ships
9' 50" 14.5" 118 lb.
10' 51" 15" 130 lb.
12' 52" 15.5" 170 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)

Lowell Tender
Lowell Tender 1  Lowell Tender 2  Lowell Tender 3

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