Friday, November 14, 2008

Minalmist cruising part 5 : Tom MacNaughton's Coin Series

These two little gems, the Shilling and the Penny, seem purpose designed for minimalist cruising in general and the Jester Challenge in particular. There are more boats in the series, but these two are my favorites. Tom and Nan have lived aboard for at least 17 years and their wealth of experience is reflected in their thoughtful designs and in the articles and advice they share freely. On their website you'll find invaluable information born of their experiences. They are located in Eastport , Me. where they manage a boatyard and brokerage, have a design firm, a Yacht design school, a publishing effort and an online bookstore. Worth a look

I would love to hear from anyone who has built, is building or sailing one of these, or other MacNaughton designs. And photos would be posted.


Anonymous said...

There is a new Penny for sale in Thailand for around $US30,000! Contact for further details!

Anonymous said...

The Thailand Penny is only 1/3 complete and you'll be dealing with the biggest crook in Thailand.