The Bella 10 could be considered the complete distillation of Sam Devlin’s design aesthetic. It’s small, rugged, efficient, and can serve multiple roles. As a recreation rower, it leans toward efficient transfer of human power, as a tender it makes life easier for your larger boat. As a way to get outside of daily concerns, it rewards you as an inexpensive way to get on the water. As a building project, it doesn’t get much easier.

The Bella 10, formerly known as the 5×10 skiff, is probably the easiest way to get started in boatbuilding in the entire Devlin catalog, if not the entire world. Originally designed to teach the Stitch and Glue boatbuilding technique, the Bella is an easy building, elegant design that comes together in a fast rowing, lightweight skiff. She’s a great family project. At 52 pounds, she is easy to handle and launch. She will fit easily into a small pickup truck bed; no special requirements to transport or store the Bella 10. Finally, she is our least expensive kit. Building your own boat doesn’t get any easier.

Here’s a way to skip ahead, straight to the reward part of the process in a ready to go version of the Bella 10. This one is ready to carry on your car to the nearest water and to start exploring the world of destination awaiting you. The asking price is $3490, which is a bargain against the time of building it for yourself.. Contact Sam for more information or to arrange a showing.

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