For many who have spent some harrowing hours in a small boat in rough seas there is only one type of hull that soothes the anxious mind – the double-ender. That’s a boat with two bows. Sam Devlin fell in love with the 1934 double-ended fishing troller Josephine while walking the docks at “Fisherman’s Terminal” in Seattle. He bought and restored her and she has taken him to Alaska and back on more that one occasion. In his latest design column for PassageMaker Magazine he awakens to the realization that this after all is his favorite type of boat. Hence, the Tyee 33 is born from the Rover design of a few years ago. This new design offers a very seaworthy cruiser for a couple with an occasional guest. Big enough to handle an angry sea yet small enough to single hand.
The study plans for Tyee offer 4 pages of drawings and the designer’s engaging thoughts on the topic of waking up to realize he wasn’t sternbidextrous anymore. One offered focsle configuration in the study plans allows for grand parents to sleep in the 2 lower berths and a couple of grandkids to sleep in the large storage shelves above them. The alternative focsle allows for a couple to have one large bed and an enclosed head. The cabin has a 2 person dinette, 360 views, and a compact galley. The cockpit houses a generous entrance to the diesel engine room and has room for an athwartships dinghy to get you and the crew ashore.
You can get the study plans here.