The candlefish is a versatile small fishing boat. Originally designed to be a cartoppable fishing skiff for high latitude rivers and lakes, she has also proven to be an excellent yacht tender.
With one person aboard, she draws about 4.5", on an ultimate hunting trip, she could carry 1323#, draw 10.5" and still have 13"+ of freeboard at the lowest point of the sheer.
Under normal loading, she planes at 20+mph with an 8hp outboard.
Sam recently built one of these as a tender for his beloved Josephine, and reports that he loves it.
The basic kit is enough to build the bare hull, ready for rollover.
The price of a Candlefish 13 hull kit is $1999. It includes cnc cut panels of BS1088 marine ply, the construction jig, plans and assembly instructions. It is shipped on a 4' x 8' x 7.5" pallet weighing 455#.
This basic hull kit does not include dimensional lumber as those are best fit on-site. It also does not include cloth or epoxy, we can provide pricing on request.
|Displacement (load waterline):||445lbs
|Dry weight with outboard:||165lbs
|Power:||6 - 25 HP outboard motor|