Michael Storer’s website says, “Good Performance does not necessarily mean complex construction – BETH Sailing Canoe.
She is also one of the simplest to build. And sails just slower than a Club level Laser.Some consider BETH to be one of the prettiest sailing canoes. And she always draws positive comments from onlookers.
Some photos of building a BETH sailing canoe yawl built at a Duck Flat Summer School many years ago. I came across these pics looking through the files on one of the computers at Duck Flat Wooden Boats.
Length – 15’6″ (4.73m)
Beam – 32″ (0.81m)
Weight – 70lbs (32kg) – Gaboon (Okoume) Ply
Sail Area – 85 sq ft (7.9 sq metres)
Plans $100 (BETH sailing canoe plan Information available here)”
Editor note: These are fun boats, but they are also challenging. Read up on this design before you consider building.