“LONGBOW,” a sliding-seat rowing wherry with room for a passenger, was artfully designed and handcrafted by Andrew Vavolotis of Cape Dory fame in 1992. This classic wooden vessel measures 20′ overall, with a beam of 3′ 6,″ and is now being used to support the mission of Maine’s First Ship. The included custom trailer will allow you to haul and launch this 200-pound vessel made of fir, western cedar, and marine plywood reinforced with lightweight fiberglass cloth. Closed decking fore and aft and 500 lbs. of reserve buoyancy provide safety for open water rowing. A pair of custom spoon oars and the uniquely engineered oarlock hardware assure that this work of art is perfect for exploring the coast in style (and grace). Further specs available by request. Maine’s First Ship offers safe storage for the purchaser over the winter until rowing season arrives.
The Maine Island Trail Association accepts donations of boats to support stewardship of Maine’s wild coastal islands. Working with professional brokers, we will convert your donated boat into funding that supports MITA’s mission! We accept select seaworthy boats of all types—power, sail or paddle.*
Please contact the MITA office at (207) 761-8225 or email Jordi St. John at email@example.com to learn more about MITA’s boat donation program and your eligibility for a tax deduction.