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The Journeyman dinghy 

A purpose designed yacht tender, for sail, row or motor power. Designed for maximum load carrying, stability, and simplicity.

Nested for storage,

The Journeyman dinghy takes up only 5'9" (1.75m) x 4'6" (1.37m). 6 bolts hold her together, and the centerboard seat bridges the two halves for easy assembly.


Carries up to 5 adults easily

Built in Buoyancy and highly stable hull.

With 2 buoyancy chambers in the aft hull and 1 in the forward hull, providing 75L of buoyancy on the GRP model and 60L on the Plywood version, the Journeyman dinghy is virtually unsinkable. With its highly stable hull form the Journeyman is able to easily carry 5 people in rowing and motor mode and can be comfortably sailed with 3 people. Two positions for the thwart seat and two positions for oarlocks enable the Journeyman to be set up for different loading situations .

Row, Sail 

or Outboard Power

Powered either by a simple and efficient 5.5m^2 boomless sprit rig, 7'6" set of oars or a small (<4hp) outboard. The Journeyman has the versatility to be a capable tender or work-boat as well as an onboard toy for exploration. The boomless sprit rig is simplicity itself with the furled sail and spars simply dropped into position. The sheet is clipped in and a single line releases the sail and you are ready to go. The sail is furled by pulling on one line which bundles the sprit and sail up to the mast.

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Also available in DIY marine plywood kit

As the Journeyman was originally designed for marine ply stitch-and-glue construction, kits for plywood boats are available through our partners. Please contact us for details.

Missing Journeyman dinghy

help us find hull number PA-GSCJM006J2018

Very special custom GRP Journeyman dinghy, black hull with cream interior, with the hull number PA-GSCJM006J2018 stamped on the fordeck, went adrift at Escudo de Veraguas in Panama. It is currently drifting the Caribbean sea, if found please contact either us through our contact page or the owner Ray Swartz on whatsapp +507 6607 0815