The “Guppy” is a cousin to our Polliwog and has a similar look and appearance but with an overall length of 19 inches longer, it has a greatly increased capacity to carry weight as a dingy and sail area as a small sailboat. The Guppy is a fine candidate for the all around dingy/skiff/small sailboat, without vice, she does her job efficiently and smoothly. It’s always hard to find a boat that is this versatile but the Guppy seems to do it so handily that it makes the job look easy.
With a small outboard on her stern, she makes a fine dingy for exploring a quiet anchorage and for ferrying people and pets ashore. We’ve had 3 adults and gear on board and she seems to handle it all in style. The Guppy has been designed to be easily and quickly built by amateur boatbuilders with a minimum of tools and experience.
The Guppy is available as study and construction plans.
|Length||9 ft. – 1 in.|
|Beam||4 ft. – 4 in.|
|Draft Board up/Down||6 in. / 32 in.|
|Power||Sail, Oars, or 2 hp outboard|
|Useful Load||585 lbs.|
|Dry Weight||80 lbs.|
|Sail Area||54 sq. ft.|