Ron bought the plans to build for his own use and has made a beautiful job of the build. He has enjoyed working with our well-detailed drawings so, part-way through the project, he took on the agency to sell our designs and plywood kits in Australia. He exhibited his nearly-complete boat at a local boat festival where it attracted considerable attention.
"Sealion" is finished in a very pretty blue, with cream decks. She was launched on Christmas Eve and went for her first sail on Christmas Day. Ron is delighted with the performance and good manners of his Christmas present to himself. His wife also enjoyed sailing on "Sealion" and feels safe on her, an important element of family boat enjoyment.
Ron's photos show what a great job he did of the build.
|Nicely-detailed joinery for a pretty interior.|
|The work of a craftsman who is jusifiably proud of what he has produced.|
|Ron Jesche exhibiting "Sealion" at the boat festival.|
|Jon installed a small inboard diesel motor, tucked under the front of the cockpit.|
|Launch day, nearly ready to go sailing.|
|First sailing photos. Ron reported that she topped out at 5.8 knots in a 10 knot breeze.|
|Romping along under full cutter rig.|
Ron Jesche is well-qualified to represent us in Australia. He has general boatbuilding experience and also personal experience of building one of our most popular small cruisers, good qualities for advising potential builders about the build process and the quality of the designs that he represents. He can also supply kits for most of our plywood designs. Contact Ron via his website at Stainless Boatworks.
To date we have sold more than 100 sets of plans for the Cape Henry 21. To see our range of boat designs, go to our desktop website or our mobile website.