Jigger, 11' Tender/Workboat/Tug

  • Vessel Specifications and Comments

    • LOA: 11' 0"
    • LWL: 10’ 9”
    • Beam: 4' 9.5"
    • Draft: 15” (to DWL)
    • Displacement: 700 lbs to DWL
    • Power = 13 HP Beta Diesel
    • Speed = 6 knots
    • Construction: 3/8” mahogany plywood with epoxy bonded laps and fiberglass sheathing only below waterline on the outside. Internal framing consists of a seat riser and small floor timbers.
    • General Comments: Designed as tender to the Pilot Bay 38.  The smallest tug boat we could come up with that can still live in davits off her mothership. The first boat built has towed far larger vessels, played tender to motherships on the Shipyard Raid, and salvaged logs in the Flattop Islands. She is beautiful as well as tough, and fast with only 13 HP. A more adventurous and versatile tiny boat would be hard to find. 
  • About the Plans

    • Construction Method and Materials:

      Glued frameless lapstrake plywood construction.
    • Number and Type of Drawings:

      Full size mold plots, General construction, Construction details, Tank and Machinery, Rudder
    • Price:

      • Emailed Pdfs $300.00 CAD
      • Prints in a Tube $375.00 CAD

Designer's Comments

Almost the smallest possible inboard powerboat with real capability, Jigger was designed as tender to a 38’ liveaboard ketch. The first boat built has towed far larger vessels, played tender to motherships on the Shipyard Raid, and salvaged logs in the Flattop Islands. She is beautiful as well as tough, and fast with only 13 HP. A more adventurous and versatile tiny boat would be hard to find. 

For the complete story of Jigger's construction, visit Barrett's excellent construction journal and don't miss the flickr set .

Tad Roberts