Don't you just hate it when you see something for sale and the seller doesn't seem to want to tell you the price? We have more respect for our visitors than that, so we don't work that way–never have. Our prices are fair and stated openly right here on this page. And should you have questions, we will answer them directly as well.
We have been building and repairing wooden boats since 1970. And for all of those years, nearly every boat has been custom built. Every once in a while though, as our building schedule allows, we build a boat just for the sheer pleasure of it. One of those wherries appears right at the top of this page–There were two, but the other wherry has been sold.
And within the next couple of weeks there will be a Harbor Skiff for sale as well.
Brand new 14' Duck Trap Wherry
Planked with some of the last remaining Lloyd's Register 6mm Okoume marine ply, this Duck Trap Wherry weighs in at about 120 pounds. Why is she above our usual sub-100-pound weight? Because she is trimmed out with ribbon stripe mahogany.
The ribbon stripe mahogany is certainly heavier, but we felt the depth of color was well worth it.
This boat also exhibits the attention to detail we are known for. In the photo above you can see the rivets that secure the lower guard for a lifetime (there's on such guarantee with the quicker-to-install screws).
Her stem is air-dried white oak, which is tough enough on its own, and to insure its longevity, the leading edge is protected with half oval bronze (as is the upper edge and lower end of her transom as you can see in the photo just below).
Because she is glued lapstrake, there is no need for internal framing, so this boat will be very easy to swab out and maintain. She's painted Bristol Beige inboard as well as out, and she owes the depth of finish on her brightwork to Epifanes varnish. Those two pairs of 8' custom spruce oars are included for optimum performance. The oars always want to be matched to the boat, especially in a superb pulling boat like this one.
This Duck Wherry is worth about $8500. She has yet to be launched. We are offering her for sale for $7500. That's an excellent value by any standard–certainly an important consideration in this economy.
This is a Lincolnville Salmon Wherry.
This is a 14' 2-position model with a lug rig. We've built nearly 50 of these wherries over the years, and in every respect, this one is what you'd expect of a builder with that much experience. These are superb sea boats with a very comfortable motion –on a par with the vaunted Matinicus Double Ender.
This is a very powerful hull, strongly built with some of the very last of the 9mm Lloyd's Register Okoume marine ply. Her hull is glued lapstrake and features sawn frames–an important feature in a hull's longevity. Note her double guard rails, bronze half oval on the stem, and her regular and standing oarlocks amidships.
That shapely transom is classic. Practically double ended on the waterline, these boats are particularly adept at working on and off the shore. Note that she is standing upright without shoring of any sort. Wherries owe that ability to their plank keel, and this one–like the original working boats–is fitted with beech wear shoes. We've worked on century-old working wherries that still have their original wear shoes intact. That's the beauty of using beech shoes.
And here, even in her unfinished condition at this stage of construction, you can see that she is well laid out for comfortable rowing and sailing. Colors, by the way, vary from monitor to monitor. Her inboard planking, top framing and guards are Interlux Bristol Beige; her outboard planking, oars, and thwarts are Petit brand Burgundy.
Tired of having to buy fuel to get out on the water? So far, the wind that will drive this wherry is still free–just hoist her sail.
This Lincolnville Salmon Wherry is a $14,000 boat. We are offering her at a very reasonable $12,450, complete with 2 pairs of custom 8'-4" oars, bronze hardware, spars, sail, and rigging. (There's no additional charge for the dust.)
If you've been debating about this LSW, you waited too long.
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This is a 12'-0" Rhodes Wherry that we built in 2009, and is being offered complete with her sail, rigging, oars, and even her trailer.
All boats from Duck Trap are time-tested designs, and we built them to last. We wouldn't skimp on the quality of the materials any more than we would compromise their joinerwork. If you would care to discuss one of these fine boats or having a new one built to your specifications, give us a call or drop us an email.
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