Ninigret built recently by Irish boat builder Tiernan Roe. Click on the thumbnails for larger photos
These photos of the John Atkin-designed Ninigret recently built by Tiernan Roe show something of her lines developed for low power, and some nice details.
The Ninigret is an easily-driven 22ft design originally intended for fishing in the rough waters of Block Island.
Click here for earlier posts on Tiernan’s Ninigret project including building photos, and a shot of her on the water, and don’t miss Tiernan Roe’s weblog.
Thanks for the photos Tiernan!
There are more photos and articles, and some background about the Ninigret written by John Atkin at the Atkin & Co website.
William Atkin and his son John drew a great many designs over two long careers; two of William’s that have appeared at intheboatshed.net recently are the Matthews Sailer and Vintage.
If you’re developing a real interest in their work, though, the place to go is the forum Yahoogroup atkinboats.
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Initial drawings for a 15ft low-power skiff
I’m working on this semi-planing job for a friend. It’s coming out at just over 15ft by 4ft 10in, is intended for a displacement of around 800lbs, and intended for use with a 4-5hp outboard, from which I’m hoping to see 6+ mph.
If you’re interested in the design or have comments, I’d like to hear from you please!
The next stage, as usual, will be a set of drawings for making a model and later a set of free plans for building the boat using the stitch and glue technique. Watch this space…
A seriously cute Italian speedboat in the rain at the Beale Park Thames Boat Show. As usual, click on the thumbnails (including the big one) for much larger photos
This Avenger 21 made from carbon fibre belonged to offshore powerboat racer Tommy Sopwith, and was a tender to his yacht Philante V
Thunderbolt III belonged to hydroplane racing legend Len Melly
Two Broom speedboats. The upper example is for sale: see the third image above
1964 Tremlett 14 Zulu originally built for inshore racing
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