Steven’s first thought was to design a skiff. But he decided it would be much more dynamic to design a boat that seamlessly converts from a skiff to a sailing rig. The full keel, round bottom and fantastic dynamic stability make it convert to an excellent sailboat. Of course, not everyone likes to sail, so they are available without the sailing conversion as well.

Sailboat. Motorboat. Rowboat. All in one beautiful, timeless work of art.

To design the sail rig, Steven enlisted the help of renowned naval architect Eric Sponberg, who designed a “Cat” rig with a half wishbone boom.

Converting to a sailboat is a simple process:
  • Install the thwart by placing it in the bow and turning the thumbscrew until snug.
  • Place the mast through the collar on the thwart and into the pocket on the keel.
  • Attach the wishbone boom to the gooseneck with one bolt.
  • Drop in the centerboard, tiller and cockpit seating.
  • Attach the traveler, raise the sail – and you’re ready to go.

Of course, if you don’t want to rely on wind power, you can always attach a motor or row. The bronze wear plate keeps the transom from scarring whenever you install or remove the motor. And you’ll be amazed at how little fuel it takes to run a small outboard with this boat.
There are built-in oarlocks for rowing enthusiasts, who will appreciate the serenity of exploring with a boat that takes so little effort to row. And if you like to fish, the hull is so quiet you’ll have no trouble getting up right next to them.

The long and slender hollow in the bow enables the boat to part large waves and then gradually rise, reducing friction and pounding.
Every inch of the boat reflects Steven Hirsh’s commitment to optimal function and exceptional aesthetics. read more>>>
To say this boat is built to last is an understatement. To start, rot resistant woods were used throughout.