Boats for sale!
Designed by Nat Benjamin
New 10' rowboat - $850
Used 10' rowboat - $450
New boats are available after Launch Day, which usually takes place the first week of June. Used boats are available at the end of our summer program (first week of August) and at the close of the Jamaica Pond Boathouse season (last week of October).
For more information contact Dave Pippin.
Boats are available for pick-up in the Seaport shop. We also make deliveries in the Northeast and, with some creativity, further if you really want several of our skiffs. Contact Dave for a quote. Sets of new oars and oarlocks are available for an additional fee.
White oak frames, keelson, longitudinal stringers, seat supports, stem, and skeg
White Pine transom, planking, and seats
Epoxy coated marine-grade okume plywood bottom
Marine-grade enamel primer and paint, produced by New Bedford's George Kirby Jr. Paint Company, which has been in business for 175 years!
These boats are built by 5th graders from the Boston Public Schools under the supervision of our boat building teachers and finished by experienced volunteers. Each one represents over 150 hours of enhanced experiential education for our students bears the name bestowed on it by the team that built it. Proceeds from boat sales go directly to fund our educational programs, namely the materials to do it all over again next year!
The Periwinkle Jr. skiff is ideal for rowing with 1-3 passengers and offers classic aesthetics and excellent performance on the water. All wooden boats swell and contract when they're in and out of the water, but ours are constructed so they can handle being moved in and out of the water without drying out too much before re-soaking. Our boats are used by boat rental operations in Jamaica Pond and Fort Point Channel, where their durability has been thoroughly tested and proven.
For information about buying a model version of the Periwinkle—The JR Junior—please visit our store in the Programs section.