LOA: 14′ | Beam: 4’6″ | Draft: 7″
Via Sailing Texas for
$6,900 $5,900 (updated 1/31/2013)
Plans and kit
Description from the Penobscot 14 designer’s website:
This design was featured in a series of three articles in WoodenBoat magazine, in the September/October and November/December,1997 issues, and the January/February 1998 issue. I intended the boat to be a suitable project for any builder with modest woodworking skills (although some have been successfully completed by absolute beginners with no prior woodworking experience). I took great care in drawing the lines, making a model to help me arrive at the prettiest, and most sea-kindly, hull form.
She really is a pretty boat — well, I hope all of the boats I post could be seen as pretty in some way — but the classic lines exaggerated by the lapstrake construction and round bottom (that is a nice transom) make this one of my favorite hulls posted so far. Don’t really care for the varnished sheer line or the stern dressing (compare it to the simple finish on the designer’s site), but that’s just me. I am certainly not complaining.
Here’s a nice compilation of a Texas Penobscot 14 with a standing lug rig. It looks like an absolute joy to singlehand.