Our New Expedition Yacht

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

About the boat

Plans & Specifications


When we had done all we could with a 28-HP tractor, Alan and Larry from Alan's Diesel came down with their truck wrecker and two big winches and hauled Seal up the beach, through the woods and into the garden next to the workshop.

the truck wrecker makes its first pull
(once ashore, we removed the rudder blade; the chains actually go past the rudder stock and are attached to the front end of the scoot)

coming off the beach

and into the woods


tree trimming

Chris Loder moving a skid

Hamish and Larry putting an angle on the winch line

Alan and Larry setting up the final pull

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

Plans & Specifications

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