This dinghy was designed to be a motor runabout and work boat for a sailing club. They wanted a boat to use for setting up races and regattas plus fishing and towing. They asked for this design after a similar version had appeared on our website for a while. Their preference when we built it for them was to remove the forward thwart, fit a bulkhead and extend the foredeck into the boat. They are now considering a second or a larger one.
This dinghy is easily drive by an electric outboard and oars. It has not been designed for sailing but it could be rigged.