Loa 2.3m (7’ - 6”)
Beam 1.2m (3’ - 11”)
Draft 0.14m (0’ - 5.5”)
Dry Weight 22kgs (Rowing Spec)
Maximum Load 5
Crew 2 Adults
The "RYE BAY 228" is the Mk IV version of this design as a stitch & tape boat. It is 7' - 6" long with a good 4' beam makes for a small but spacious boat with an approximate dry weight of 50lbs (22kg). It is built in 6mm ply or can be 6mm on the bottom and 4mm sides for a light duty, light weight boat.
This has been a popular design and was the first of my designs we sold as a complete boat. It has had many uses - as a tender, a work boat, a fishing boat and as a sailing dinghy.
It can take a small outboard motor - 2hp petrol or electric - and has optional built in buoyancy tanks. The plans now show details for a rowing/motor version and a sailing version.
This is my favourite S&T dinghy and I have built more of these than any of my other designs. It started out as a fully framed, plywood planked boat I designed for me to sail round my local harbour and now, with the fourth re-deisign, it is possible to build the hull with just two sheets of plywood ready for the timber seats and trim.
Delivery Included for UK Mainland Only - Highlands & Islands Extra
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This kit is available as a plywood only or full kit as below.
Plywood Only Kit - £225.00
Contains all the planks, bottom panel, frame and transom with the stitch holes drilled, ready for assembly. Also comes with the full instructions pack for the build.
Full Plywood Epoxy Kit - £395.00
Contains everything you need to build the hull to a stage where you only need to add paint/ varnish and a set of oars or a motor. All the plywood parts plus the cable ties and epoxy materials to put it all together. The wood for the seats and trim is also supplied
The Rye Bay 228 kit is also available as a Part Built or Fully built boat including oars with options to add an electric motor package and/or sail rig.