Jon Boats are incredibly versatile machines. You may or may not have a true need for speed based on your average usage. Nonetheless, we want to break down some averages based on our research.
The DLX-Series flat-bottom skiffs can be used for work or play. The DLX can be used for almost anything. From a day of fishing, cruising or commercial boating, to search and recuse, filming or photography.
Jeff Werner May 4, Boat Leave a comment. For many prospective powerboat owners purchasing a new boat requires a visit to a nearby boat show. One can easily buy a boat on the spot without a haulout and never once seeing its hull.
Her centerboard, kick-up rudder, shallow draft, and flat bottom make her perfect for navigating those normally unaccommodating shoals, gliding peacefully through the shallows, and landing on that secluded island or beach. After much research, the basic design concepts of the famous Sea Bright Skiff of the New Jersey shore were chosen to be incorporated into the Island Trail These boats were world renowned for their seaworthy characteristics.
Whether your boat has a large engine or a small one, one bunk or a dozen cabins, a gourmet galley or a one-burner stove, there is nothing—absolutely nothing—that will make as much difference to your boating pleasure as the design of your hull. This may come as a surprise to many boat buyers who are used to owning cars of every shape and size, without having the exterior actually affect their driving pleasure. When you think about it for a moment, however, you realize that some cars are better at freeway cruising while others are designed for more rugged conditions.
Dories are a part of the great American Maritime Tradition. But Do they really stack up to their press? It seems that every few weeks I see a new design for a rowing dory or a sailing dory.
As part of my research for a story I was writing, I once asked a fellow marine writer, who was also a well-known naval architect, to explain the basics of hull design. His answer was short and pithy. A layman could easily spend hours, if not days and years, poring over textbooks and tomes that explain such arcane at least to the average boater concepts as warp and prismatic coefficient.
KenCraft boats are designed to maximize the best of both worlds while you are enjoying your time on the water. The best of both worlds refers to designing a boat that is both functional from a fishing standpoint, while offering all the amenities the family is looking for in a cruising boat. From our Bay Rider flat bottoms and Bay Boats, to our Challenger line, we offer the amenities you are searching for to make your boat purchase serve all purposes. Our fishing design team has added the features you demand.
Philip C. Bolger December 3, — May 24,prolific boat designer, was born and lived in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He began work full-time as a draftsman for boat designers Lindsay Lord and then John Hacker in the early s.