the winter/spring of 2006 Dagley's Boatworks developed,
under subcontract to NorseBoat Limited
a modern plywood epoxy version of the innovative
production NorseBoat 17.5 Sailing and Rowing Cruiser.
The response to this collaboration has been
overwhelming. The wooden NorseBoat will be sold as a kit
for amateur builders, or if desired, completely
assembled by Dagley's Boatworks. Scott Dagley will be
offering technical support to amateur builders for a
reasonable fee, and will also host periodic workshops in
Nova Scotia where customers can come to learn how to
build their own boat. Dagley's Boatworks continues our
high level of attention to detail through the
construction of these NorseBoat kits and completely
assembled wooden NorseBoats.
The NorseBoat is an innovative sailing and rowing
boat with a legendary pedigree. It is strong,
lightweight and portable, ideal for exploring coastal
and inland waterways. This eminently seaworthy 17'6"
adventure craft was conceived by
founder and president Kevin Jeffrey and the
original production glass version was designed by
renowned naval architect Chuck Paine.
"...all you have to do is look at the number of voyaging
style kayaks sold today to understand that there is a
market for this type of boat...I can think of no finer
boat for the job than the NorseBoat. If you have no
intention of camp-cruising but are looking for a
distinct and yare (manageable and maneuverable)
daysailer I would recommend the NorseBoat."
-Robert Perry, naval architect
The NorseBoat fits nicely into the
renaissance concept of blending tradition with modern
technologies. She is the next generation of small
sailboats: lightweight, seaworthy, beautiful,
affordable. The NorseBoat is exhilarating to sail, a joy to
row, and simple to maintain, transport and store. Her
traditional lines are pleasing to the eye, while her
modern design, epoxy-based resin/glass construction, and
high-performance rig make her fast and efficient under
sail or oar.
"The line drawing (of the Chuck Paine designed NorseBoat)
takes our breath away. She looks both beautiful and
- Small Craft Advisor
The NorseBoat can be carried to the
water or pulled with the assistance of small wheels
attached to the skeg. On the beach she sits upright, and
on a trailer she fits in a standard garage. The 2-piece
carbon fiber mast, curved gaff yard, sail(s), rudder,
tiller and oars all store conveniently out of the way
under the thwarts.
"Under sail or oar power, the NorseBoat is a fun boat
for beach camping or pillaging."
Your Ticket To Adventure
NorseBoat is the ideal
trailer sailor and micro pocket cruiser. In a NorseBoat
you can experience some of the best cruising waterways
in the world. If you want to explore areas beyond the
scope of trailer sailing, you can simply ship your
NorseBoat to distant cruising grounds! This Norse style
boat is a comfortable camping cruiser, and also a great
boat for adventure regattas such as European style Raids
or adventure races like the WaterTribe Challenges. Since
NorseBoat can easily be launched from a beach, she is
often referred to as a beach cruiser.
"And the superlatives just keep coming. She rows like a
dream, sails even
better. Not tender, feels so 'solid', very forgiving,
amazingly dry, doesn't pound in the horrible slop lake
Ontario generates. Overall 10++ on a scale of 1-10.
Thanks again for a wonderful experience."
-Lee Doran, Ontario (Hull # 18)
boat kit will contain detailed plans about the
construction of the boat. All wooden parts and
hardware will be included and customers will be able to
refer to a DVD showing exactly how to construct their
Dagley's Boatworks continues our high level of
attention to detail through the construction of its
kits. If you find an error in the plans, or have a
suggestion about a feature you would like to see in a
kit, please contact us.
NorseBoat Limited to
purchase NorseBoat kits or completely assembled wooden
boats, or Dagley's Boatworks for technical support or if
you are interested in attending a NorseBoat Builders
Workshop in Nova Scotia.