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WBSCLW - WBS, Chesapeake Lightcraft, Wherry Rowing Shell

Under the guidance of our boat builder, construct this vessel from plans and materials obtained from Chesapeake Light Craft ( Construction time is six to eight days. At the end of session you have functional boat ready for finishing, which takes two to four weeks. The short term building programs is modeled after successful programs we have observed at the Wooden Boat School in Maine and in numerous other programs sponsored by such noteworthy programs as Mystic Seaport, (and others) whereby small groups of two to six come together to fund and build the boat with the group sponsor taking possession of the craft at the end. The Annapolis Wherry offers thoroughbred performance on the water combined with breathtaking grace. The Annapolis Wherry has been turning heads since 1997, with hundreds and hundreds built all over the world. Solid stability, sea kindly lines, excellent tracking, a buoyant bow, and ample flare make the Wherry a natural choice for rowing in choppy conditions. The open design allows for plenty of sprawling and a picnic basket when beach cruising. Stability is strong for a performance rowing boat: you can step into the boat from a dock and even stand up. However, the narrow waterline means that the Annapolis Wherry is as fast as many “rec” shells, sprinting at 7 knots and cruising at 4-5 knots. At this speed you could cover 30 or 40 miles in a day. We hear of Wherries being used for camping and fishing expeditions. The Annapolis Wherry is at its best with a sliding seat. From the beginning the interior was designed around a Piantedosi Row Wing, the nicest sliding seat unit on the market. Used with a sliding seat, the Wherry might be unsurpassed as a rowing trainer, exercise boat, long-distance cruiser, or even for open water racing. Please email WoodenBoatSchool@AMMFL.Org or ask for Wooden Boat School Director Chelsey Venrick at 850-653-2500 for more information or to schedule.

Price: $2400.00
Duration: 1 to 3 hours
Distance: 0 Miles

Start Point: AMM dock

The docks of the Apalachicola Maritime Museum located at 103 Water Street

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End Point: AMM dock

The docks of the Apalachicola Maritime Museum located at 103 Water Street

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Meeting Point: Apalachicola Maritime Museum

The primary site of the Apalachicola Maritime Museum located at the waterfront in downtown Apalachicola behind the Franklin County courthouse with docks on the Apalachicola River.

Phone: 850-653-2500

103 Water StreetApalachicola, FL 32320

Driving Directions:

Look to the right as you pass over the bridge heading west into Apalachicola. You will see the concrete docks on the right. Take your first right after the bridge and then the second right past the courthouse onto Water Street. Go 100 yards to 103 Water Street.

Linked Map: Click here to view a map of this location.

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