The Seaclipper 13 will be fun for family outings or a solo trainer/racer for harbors, bays, and inland waters. It is designed for amateur construction in a garage, for those with little or no experience in building boats.  It features simple plywood and epoxy construction techniques from materials available from the local lumber yard. Full size patterns are provided for bulkheads, hull sides and bottoms, and other parts. A booklet on using epoxy is included. Detailed working drawings of each stage of construction are easy to understand. Expect to spend about 4 to 6 months part time effort to complete.

The entire rig; mast, boom and sails are available from internet sources or from a salvaged Laser dinghy (170,000 built). Trailer transport is possible using an inexpensive kit trailer from internet sources. Other parts are available from marine hardware stores or internets sources. The Seaclipper philosophy is to build high quality, functional boats the least expensive way.

This boat features a large open cockpit and a unique folding system to reduce the overall beam to less than 8′ for transport or storage. Sailing in light-weight condition with a single adult or couple of teens, 10 knots is easy to achieve. The retractable daggerboard along with the kick-up rudder allow operation from the beach and sailing in shallow water. An optional spinnaker can be fitted for advanced sailing training or just plain fun.


Length Overall 13'2″
Waterline Length 13′6″
Beam Overall 9′7″
Beam of Main Hull 2′5″
Draft, Hull Only 11″
Draft, Board Down 2′6″
Displacement, Full Load 600 lbs
Displacement, Dry 300 lbs
Payload 300 lbs.
Sail Area, main 79 sq ft
Sail Area, Max 220 sq ft
Mast Length 21′
Bridge Clearance 22′
Engine Power N/A
Fuel Tankage N/A
Water Tankage N/A
Speed under Power N/A
Number of Crew 1 or 2
Berths, Min/Max N/A
Headroom in Cabin N/A