Our New Expedition Yacht

A tough aluminum sailboat to explore high latitudes
and support scientific and adventure expeditions ...

About the boat

Plans & Specifications


Building the Scoot

The idea for the scoot began two years ago when Hamish's brother-in-law, Robin Minchin sketched out a few ideas:

The name for the scoot came from a road grader, who eyed it up and asked Hamish, "whatcha building a scoot for?" (I believe scoots are normally used in the New Hampshire woods for hauling around timber).

unloading the steel

setting up the grid


shaping the beam ends

the honeycomb


Simon Goodall grinding back the plate

Hamish welding on the bottom plate

bottom plate

flipping over the scoot

bending up the 1/4" plate for the "ski tips"

Photos from the build:

14 JUL || 17 JUL || 3 AUG || 17 AUG || 28 AUG || 12 SEP || 28 SEP || 13 OCT

23 NOV || 14 DEC || 1 JAN

24 SEP (launch) || 3 OCT (scoot) || 3 OCT (positioning) || 3 OCT (haulout)

16 APRIL (interior)

About the boat

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