Wooden Boat School - Sloop Rigged Passagemaker

A handy boat that can be rowed, sailed, and powered with up to three large adults. The Passagemaker Dinghy is easy to build but looks great, performs beautifully, and weighs only 90 pounds.

A smooth glide when rowing, spirited performance when sailing, and steady handling with an outboard.  The sailing rig components store flat inside the 11'7" hull; fasten three shrouds and the mainsheet, hoist up the mainsail and jib, and you've got a fast, fun, stable sailing dinghy that will please even the most ardent and discriminating sailing enthusiast.

Gunter Sloop Rigged Passagemaker

If you have a long harbor to cross, a 2, 3, or 4 horsepower outboard will drive the Passagemaker to harbor speed limits and beyond. An electric outboard for fishing lakes will work great, too. If you don't want to lug around an outboard and smelly gas, you'll be delighted to discover how well the Passagemaker rows: there's plenty of rocker for low wetted surface and the transom won't drag in the water to slow you down.  

To find out more about building your own, please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call Ron Dierolf at 850-653-2500.