Model: Length: Hull Weight: Beam: Max Payload: Cockpit Size: Rowing Draft: Sailing Draft: Sail Area:
Passagemaker Standard 11' 7" 90 lbs. 56 in. 650 lbs. Open 6" 30" 78 sq ft.

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Passagemaker Standard Configurations:
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Standard Configurations:
Passagemaker Base Kit
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Sailing Component Kit - Lug Rig w/ Reef
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Alternative Configurations:

Sailing Component Kit - Gunter Sloop Rig
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Wood Parts Only Rowing Kit
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Plans & Manual Only
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Manual Only
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Manual Only - Emailed PDF
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Study Plans - Emailed PDF
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Additional Components:

Spacered Inwale Option
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Egyptian Cream Sails Upgrade - Gunter Sloop Rig (special order)
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Tanbark Sails Upgrade - Gunter Sloop Rig (special order)
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Egyptian Cream Sail Upgrade - Lug Rig (special order)
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Tanbark Sail Upgrade - Lug Rig (special order)
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Sail Package - Line & Cordage - Gunter Sloop Rig
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Sail Package - Line & Cordage - Lug Rig
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Materials List for Plans Builders:
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Recommended Add-Ons:

Nonskid Flooring for Smallcraft - Passagemaker Dinghy (STD & Take Apart)

$ 280

Shaw & Tenney Spoon Blade Oars - 7'10" Length (pair)

$ 479

Here's a handy boat that can be rowed, sailed, and powered with up to three large adults. The Passagemaker Dinghy is easy to build but looks great and performs beautifully. A smooth glide when rowing, spirited performance when sailing, and steady handling with an outboard mark this latest entry in our fleet of graceful build-it-yourself boat kits.


  • Jan 15-26: Sausalito, CA
  • June 10-21: Sausalito, CA
  • July 7-13: Brooklin, ME
  • Aug 26-31: Seattle, WA
  • Sept 23-28: Annapolis, MD

This is the perfect dinghy for folks with larger boats. Are you tired of moving heavy, traditional dinghies that weigh 200 pounds, or struggling with a limp, awkward inflatable that can't be rowed or sailed? CLC designer John C. Harris has drawn an elegant, Norwegian-styled pram that weighs only 90lbs, but can survive real abuse in the dinghy park. With a 650-pound payload, the Passagemaker can haul the entire crew in one go, or ferry blocks of ice and jerrycans of drinking water from the quayside to the mothership. The sailing rig components store flat inside the 11'7" hull; fasten three shrouds and the mainsheet, hoist up the mainsail and jib, and you've got a fast, fun, stable sailing dinghy that will please even the most ardent and discriminating sailing enthusiast.

If you have a long harbor to cross, a 2, 3, or 4 horsepower outboard will drive the Passagemaker to harbor speed limits and beyond. Transom height is 15 inches, sized for short-shaft outboards. An electric outboard for fishing lakes will work great, too. If you don't want to lug around an outboard and smelly gas, you'll be delighted to discover how well the Passagemaker rows: there's plenty of rocker for low wetted surface and the transom won't drag in the water to slow you down.

Optional Lug Rig:  There is an option for a lug rig, which is substituted for the stock sloop rig.  It uses a free standing mast, offers somewhat simpler handling both ashore and on the water.  While not as fast upwind, the lug rig still provides serious horsepower and includes a set of reef points for extra windy days.

  • You're looking for a fast, fun, and versatile daysailer
  • You need a stable platform for fishing, including with a light outboard
  • You need an attractive tender with a large payload

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