Dipping Lug For Sale – August 21, 2015

I’ve decided to sell my sailboat and would like to ask your help in getting the word out. I’ve posted it on Craigs List but I thought my blog might reach a few more. So please share this blog with your friends.


FOR SALE: 1989 Freya “Dipping Lug”, “Three In One”, Classic Sailboat.

This fourteen foot classic “dipping lug” sailboat is also a row boat and motorboat.

It’s designed after the lobster boats of New England back in the 1800’s. The “dipping lug” design allowed the fishermen to avoid the hazards of a boom knocking them overboard while dealing with the lobster traps. The “dipping lug” design went away when the outboard motor was invented in the late 1800’s.

This beautiful boat was a special order from Freya Boat Works by a Freya sailing yacht owner who wanted an nice little tender for his yacht. To the best of my knowledge it is the only one that Freya ever made. The workmanship is the same as you will find on classic Freya Yacht’s built in the 1980’s and 90’s.

As a “dipping lug” sailboat it uses lea boards for stability as opposed to a keel or centerboard. It has a larger rudder and tiller arm. All the lines are new. The sail is brown and in perfect condition. It is a different sailing experience that is really a lot of fun and it certainly gets lots of interesting looks out on the water.

As a rowboat the wooden oars are very long and copied after the “Square” or “Standard” blade style oars for sport rowing around the mid 1800’s.

As a motorboat it has a 1992 eight horsepower Evinrude outboard that runs great on this boat.

The lapstrake hull is Western Cedar. The rails, floor grates, transom and other wooden parts are a combination of Mahogany Western Cedar and Teak. The mast and lug are Sitka Spruce, and the lea boards, rudder and tiller are mahogany.

The boat is on a Calkins trailer that is in excellent shape.

It comes with a new “Classic Accessories” boat cover for protection.

This boat is comparable to the Gig Harbor “Main Lobster Boats” that sells for almost $12,000.

If you’re looking for a classic boat that is a lot of fun come check it out.

Own this very unique and one of a kind sailboat for just $3,750

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Thank you my friends. I’ll expect you back walking with me next week 🙂

3 thoughts on “Dipping Lug For Sale – August 21, 2015

  1. Ken,

    Isn’t that me, my head behind her sail? 🙂 Sorry to hear you’re willing Lil Dipper, but I’m sure you’ll get all manner of parties interested in he.. Your price seems more than fair. Maybe you’d like to join me for a sail in Fin one of these glorious late summer/early fall days?! I’d be happy to drag her up to Penn Cove sometime soon.



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