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HULL # RDBS0199F999




L.O.A.                              16’ 0”

L.W.L.                              12’ 8”                         Displacement (approx.):

Beam                                 6’ 0”                         Sailing model  450 Lbs.

Beam @ W.L.                    3’ 0”

Draft:                                                                 Sail area:              99 Sq ft.

  Board up                             3”                            w/ reef points @  70   “

  Board down                     3’ 0”                         Transom height – 15” (short shaft)


These dories were built from 1976 to 2000, and a total of 200 of them were built.   They are heartily built of hand laid fiberglass and adorned with teak.  The spars are varnished Douglas fir, and the hardware is mostly traditional bronze, sail is 4 0z Dacron traditional “tanbark”.  The accompanying outboard motor is ideal for maximum performance under power.

Their versatility is renowned, unequalled by another traditional boat in its category and their performance range (sail/motor/row) allows for a multitude of adventures.  Like all legitimate dories, they are superbly seaworthy.  A handsome design, she has a flawless sheerline and always gets comments and praise on the traditional look.


This particular dory was the second to last one built, and has some extras to offer including 2 pair of oars so the boat can be rowed “double banked”, a sprit boom, gate on the mast partner and a jib.  The teak woodwork is solid, and in need of a bit of refinishing, but like all teak it is simple to sand and refinish with either teak oil or preferably Sikkens Cetol.


This boat is underpriced compared to others that have been sold recently, and well worth its selling price!



“I have sadly decided to sell the Swampscott Dory I purchased through you a few years ago.  With our two oldest boys heading off to college we are moving from Maine to NH and where we are headed it does not make much sense for me to keep both the Melonseed Skiff and the Dory.


I have tried hard to keep this dory in the same great condition it was in when I bought it.  It comes with a 5hp Mercury 2 stroke that was in great running condition when I bought the dory but has been stored ever since and I have never used it.  Main and jib are in good shape, rigging in good shape, spars in great shape.  I added the custom sprit boom, which adds even more performance when sailing.  There is a custom mast partner with a gate arrangement that makes stepping the mast much easier.


Brightwork on the boat is in pretty good shape too, but it might be time for a bit of a touch up.  The Dory has a nice waterproof cover and 2 sets of oars. The fiberglass is still in excellent shape cosmetically and structurally.  Trailer has been serviced and in great condition with a spare tire on a holder, etc.  All in all, I think this dory is at least an “8” on a scale of 1 - 10.”


All inquiries should be made to Roger Crawford by email roger@melonseed.com  or phone 781.837.3666