Fairhaven Flyer 20

FairhavenSeatsThe Fairhaven Flyer is a 20 foot expedition rowing dory, designed with the signature Devlin strength, durability, and flexibility. She can be rowed either solo or double and converts from one one configuration to another quickly and easily. She can be rowed solo with passengers or a massive load of gear. The dory hull style excels at rowing performance and seaworthiness under a variety of load conditions. With a bit of customization, she can be set up for rugged expedition work, and in fact has carried Dale McKinnon on her solo run of the Northwest Passage. It’s a fine accomplishment for the woman – and the boat.

Read Sam’s design notes for the details.

The Fairhaven Flyer is available in study and full construction plans.


Fairhaven Flyer Specifications

Length 20 ft. – 3.75 in.
Beam 4 ft. – 1.75 in.
Draft 7 in. @ 795 lbs. total weight
Power Oars
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Sea Swift

SeaSwiftBeautyTallThe protected waters of the Northwest offer a myriad of uses for a boat like Sea Swift. She has the stable sea-worthy qualities inherent in the dory, along with the strength-to-weight capabilities, ease of maintenance and cost effectiveness of stitch-and-glue construction.

This small, open boat is more than a fair cruising vessel. With the camping kit of the average backpacker, this cruiser can cook, eat, sleep and sail in fine fashion. In the dory tradition, she likes to sail on her ear, scary to some, exhilarating to others. Keep in mind that though initial stability is low, final stability is high, as exemplified by the use of the dory for fishing in rough waters throughout history. We have chosen the spritsail cat-ketch rig with its low center of effort to keep the heel to a minimum. When under sail she foams right along, on her ear, of course. Sea Swift was designed with these uses in mind, whether day-sailing or cruising, she is a well behaved, responsive boat.

— Sam Devlin

The Sea Swift is available in study and construction plans.




Sea Swift Specifications

Length 19 ft. – 3 in. Overall
Beam 5 ft. – 5 in.
Draft 3 ft. – 6 in. Dagger Board Down
Power Oars
Sail Area 126 sq. ft.
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