Both Stuart and I have had several trys at designing yacht tenders and both have found that they are the hardest of all boats to get "just right".
Stuart wanted a tender for his lightweight 6 metre trailer yacht, it had to be towed rather than slowed on deck, had to be light enough to roof rack, carry a fair load and be stable enough for not so nimble people to climb in and out of when boarding the bigger boat.
Norse Praam is, like most of Stuart Reid's designs, derived from a traditional boat, the original praam was designed to carry a large load in often rough seas and these were exactly the virtues that were needed for today's use as a yacht tender. She performs well and is much liked by those who have built her.
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Pippie 8 Yacht Tender
Free version of Pippie 8 Sailing Trainer
[PK78] Pram type dinghy. Oars, sail or outboard, wider than the D4/D5
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