Brand new design,brand new boat. The Express Wherry was designed (and built) by Walter Simmons as a very fast pulling boat with a wherry transom that could also be used with a double paddle when desired. She combines the advantages of both the Duck Trap Wherry and the Lapstrake Canoes and so glides almost effortlessly on the water. She is 15' overall but because her beam is only 36" she is equipped with outriggers to move the fulcrum point for her oars out to 48", just like the Duck Trap model. Her outriggers are removable. She's fast, she's light, and she's most certainly able. And yes, we do sell the plans. Click here for more information.
This particular Express Wherry is glued lapstrake and planked with 6mm Lloyd's Register Okoume marine plywood (the best there is). Her trim is mahogany, and her fastenings are bronze and copper. Ducktrap pattern oars are included in the asking price.
The paint is International Paint's Interlux Bristol Beige. The varnish is Z Spar Captain's Varnish.
Although not shown in this photo, we changed to star knobs to secure the bolts that hold the outriggers in place so that no tools are required. The laminated ribs strengthen her amidships to counter the torque of rowing, and the foot brace can be relocated on the plank keel as needed.
We'll leave you with a view of her classic wherry stern...
Express Wherry, Canoe Wherry, call her what you will. She's one sweet pulling boat, built to last a lifetime and beyond.
And she's ready to go in the water right now...
The price is "as is, where is," and does not include delivery.