Small craft

Lug Rigged Day Boat

(REF: 22244)


  • Designer: Antonio Dias
  • Builder: Lyme Regis School of Boatbuilding
  • Year: 1998
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 17'
  • Beam: 5'6"
  • Draft: 18"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Lug Rigged Day Boat

Designed by Antonio Dias as his entry into the 1995 design competition for the Kotka International Wooden Boat Show in Finland.  She was built at the Lyme Regis School of Boatbuilding in 1998.

The whole build process was documented in a series of articles in Wooden Boat magazine between 1998-1999.  She was thoroughly tested after the build and obtained an RCD certificate.

The design was aimed at sea scouts or large families, she has a large internal volume with good stability.  Her 2 mast lug rig is easy to handle and set up, it all stows within the length of the boat for transport and she can be rigged by one person in a short period of time.  She was also designed with open water sailing in mind, her high freeboard making her capable of taking a bit of weather.

She comes with an all over canvas cover and is on a relatively new Extreme road trailer in ready to go condition.  She has a small Honda outboard engine used for getting in and out of harbour when necessary.

Length                 17’

Beam                  5’6”


Strip plank cedar hull, epoxy glued, using Rapid Strip, a type of strip plank produced by Robbins Timber.

Sheathed externally in epoxy glass cloth from new.  Internally she is sheathed to the waterline.

Stem and stern posts in laminated mahogany.

Varnished iroko gunnels and breasthooks with an iroko inwhale.  2 rowing positions with bronze rowlocks.

Varnished mahogany thwarts with laminated supporting knees.

Galvanised centreplate in a marine plywood centreboard box.  Plate is raised with a block and tackle.

Drop plate varnished mahogany rudder with an oak tiller on stainless steel hangings.


2 mast standing lug rig on keel stepped unstayed hollow masts.  All spars are made from northern red pine.

Varnished pine lug yards, main boom and bumpkin.

The mainsail is loose footed with boom which is unusual

Cream terylene sails with 3 reefing points in the mainsail and 2 in the mizzen.

Traditional 3 strand running rigging with Tuffnel blocks.


Suzuki 2hp outboard fits to a bracket on the port quarter.  Engine serviced in 2021 and not used since.


Extreme galvanised road trailer, new 2016.  New tyres 2022

All over canvas cover

Honda 2.3hp outboard Mainsail


Running rigging

All spars

Buoyancy bags

2 pairs of bronze rowlocks

2 pairs of oars




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