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  1. 2004 Shell Crab Claw catamaran

    February 22, 2013 by EVAN

    About this Sailboat:

    This is the kit boat that was professionally built by designer and builder, Fred Shell Boats.
    Fresh water use only and always garage kept. She’s in great condition, looks beautiful and is ready to sail.

    2004 Tohatsu 9.8 hp 4 cycle electric start outboard
    Galvanized steel trailer
    Custom removeable tongue
    New tires, bearings and hubs

    New battery
    Storage in hulls
    Cockpit cover rolls down for trailering or to make double berth
    Porta Potti
    Removable door and windows
    Positive flotation air bags
    SS bottom rails for beaching

    LOA 19’3″
    Beam 8’3″
    Weight 1000lbs
    Draft 22″

    “Shell Boats are built using unique and very effective methods which are the result of years of research and development. Roots go back to the early American skiffs, Dutch vlets and the Norwegian holmsbupram of centuries ago. The synthesis of time tested, simple construction methods with modern materials – epoxy, stainless steel fastenings, and marine plywood – produces a handsome craft which is strong and durable as well as economical to build and maintain.

    Shell Boats are designed by first building a prototype – by eye, as the Norwegians have built the holmsbupram for centuries. No detailed plans, offsets or molds are used. The prototype is meticulously hand crafted and temporarily assembled without glue. If anything doesn’t look right it is taken apart and redone. The hull is built right-side up, allowing the builder (and designer) to see exactly what is going on. When it is completed, the boat is disassembled and patterns are made of all the pieces. Our kits and finished boats are cut using these patterns.

    Whether you choose to purchase a kit and build your own boat, or have us do it, the benefits are great: light weight, great strength and extreme durability – all at an amazingly low cost.”

    Equipment on Board: