This 8 foot rowing and sailing dingy was designed as a day sailer and yacht tender. The ease of handling, large carrying capacity, and its versatility for rowing and sailing are accentuated by the fact that Sandpiper weighs only 63 pounds.
As a sailing dingy, the Sandpiper is a nimble little soul, forgiving with the beginner yet exhilarating in the hands of an experienced sailor. A break apart sprit rig is offered and allows Sandpiper to be used as a dingy tender. Leeboards are used to avoid plugging a dagger board well when towing.
As a pulling boat, the Sandpiper rekindles the pleasures of rowing. The boat has good carrying capacity and rows quickly and easily with or without a load. The transom allows up to a 2 hp outboard to be mounted for auxiliary power.
For those who might be interested in building their own Sandpiper, we have plans available with explicit instructions. The amateur can build a Sandpiper in about 75 hours. — Sam Devlin
The Sandpiper is available as study and construction plans.
|Length||8 ft. – 2 in.|
|Beam||4 ft. – 2 in.|
|Power||Sail, Oars or 2 hp outboard|
|Useful Load||380 lbs.|
|Dry Weight||63 lbs.|
|Sail Area||49 sq. ft.|