Liz Diagrams
Length (LOA) 18.07'
Length (LWL) 16.91'
Beam (BOA) 35.75"
Beam (BWL) 32.25"
Weight 85 lbs.
Displacement (Capacity) 550 lbs
Draft (at Capacity) 6.10"
Center Depth 11.75"
Depth at Bow 18.36"

The Liz is an elegant pulling boat designed by Ken Bassett of Onion River Boatworks. Coupled with a Piantedosi Row Wing, this design will provide you with all the exercise you want while including a great deal of stability, much more than a typical rowing shell. Under Ken's direction, we lofted his lapstrake plans to a marine CAD program and developed cross sections every 12" for strip building. The great benefit of the strip built version is that we can shed about 30 lbs of weight compared to lapstrake. Note that you can carry a passenger in this pulling boat, something you wouldn't be able to do in a rowing shell.

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About Our Kits

All of our kits are created as we get orders. Please email us ( with your name, address, telephone number, and shipping address (if different) and we will email a quote that includes packaging and shipping costs. A "kit" can include everything or just certain items. If you just want strips, email us with the pertinent name and address, the design you are building and we will email a quote. We mill all of our strips here at our facility in New Hampshire to the highest standards after air drying the cedar. If you pick up at our shop, of course there is no shipping charge. We will shrink wrap your materials so that they are impervious to the weather. A kit can be picked up with a vehicle that you would normally use to transport your canoe or kayak.

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If you haven't built a stripper before and aren't sure about the process, you may want to get a Pre-Kit first. This includes our "Cedar Strip Building" DVD, "Applying Epoxy and Fiberglass" DVD, and Susan Van Leuven's book, "Wood Strip Rowing Craft".

Row Boat Pre-kit

Row Boat Plans

Materials & Tools


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