Ballentine's Boat Shop on Cape Cod is now building the Joel White designed Shellback Dinghy. For more information visit our call at (508)-563-2800 or visit our website.
Please contact Amy Ballentine Stevens at 508-563-2800
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Ballentine's Boat Shop
Designer: Joel White
LOA: 11 ft 2 in
Beam: 4 ft 5 in
Engine/Fuel Type: Other
Max Draft: 7"-18"
Ballentine's Boat Shop on Cape Cod is now building the Joel White designed Shellback Dinghy. It is as classic and beautiful as it is versatile and functional. This sailing dinghy can be used as tender for larger boats or as a small recreational boat. It rows and tows wonderfully and can be equipped with a optional sailing rig.
Ballentine's Shellbacks are built to exacting standards out of Sapele mahogany plywood. The seats, transom and rails are mahogany. Each boat is barrier coated and primed. The boat can then be customized to suit needs and taste. Options include: Sailing package, varnished seats and transom, gunwale guard on rails, custom paint, nonskid sole, etc.
The finished product is stunning, classing up any dinghy dock and compliments any yacht.
Easier than the big boat
The Shellback is a great option when you want to spend some time on the water, but don't have the energy or the crew for the big boat. It is easy to take out and put away. Because you have only 7" of draft you can pretty much go anywhere, you may be surprised how much you miss, even in your home harbor, just because you can't get in there.
Excercise while cruising
It is easy to get soft while cruising. Rowing is great exercise and easy to do wherever you end up. It is also a nice morning or evening ritual when you are at home. Rowing out to meet the sunset is a pleasant way to end a day wherever you are.
Entertain the kids
The Shellback is also a great outlet for the kids while you are cruising. They can go out exploring, either rowing or sailing, while you relax. Plus they will get tired out. Dinghy sailing is also a great way to teach sailing to kids.
Less legs than an inflatable
In addition to being MUCH better looking than an inflatable, it is more healthy and probably more secure. Because you row it, you are getting better exercise and protecting your hearing and experience from a noisy motor. The Shellback is also probably less likely to be stolen, it is much more distinctive and identifiable and thieves are inherently lazy, they will take the 15hp over the oars any day.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.