William, Marie and Josef Moffett are building the sailing version of the Ella skiff on what looks like the verandah of their home in Mauritius – see photographs here, here and here. To get the latest instalment, click on the ‘boat’ button for a menu of galleries.
I always have my fingers crossed when an early example of a boat is being built, but so far I’m very pleased – she’s turning out to be a sweet little thing, and everything seems to have fitted as it was meant to do!
Free plans for building the sailing version of the Ella skiff can be found here; plans for the rowing boat version are here. The Ella also has two larger sister ships: the Sunny skiff and the Julie skiff.