This is a real-life example of how a bigger boat isn’t necessarily better…

Many years ago we built a 12′ Point Defiance sailboat for a lady who lives on a nearby island. She sailed the dickens out of that Point Defiance and really loved it!

But then she got the whim to go cruising in her yacht between here and Alaska. The original plan was to use her Point Defiance as the yacht’s tender – unfortunately it turned out to be too big to fit on deck.

So, she asked us to find a new home for the 12 footer and build a new 10′ Navigator dinghy to do triple duty as exercise machine, sailing quiet backwater bays and serving as ship-to-shore tender.

Here she is in her 10′ Navigator seeking catspaw thermals in Tenedos Bay. Lookin’ good!