Morbic 8

72.00 

Small classic tender, clinker plywood built

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Hull length / waterline2.30 / 2.16 mSail areaN/A
Breadth / waterline1.20 / 1.07 mOutboard motor3 hp
Draught0.17 mDesign category / Crew3 persons
Light weight38 kgBuilding time with kit120 hours
Attention: this boat may be built only with a numerically cut plywood kit or with full size patterns. Due to the small quantity of required plywood panels, patterns are well suited.
Study plan 
paper print by mail

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Study plan 
download (pdf)

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Full size patterns 

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Kit or boat may be bought from one of my partners
DrawingSee photo albums Morbic 8 was designed with the aim:

  • to be a graceful and classic tender, able to replace standard inflatables, with far better rowing ability avoiding the use of an outboard motor.
  • to be practical for today use, light, easy to haul on strand (flat bottom, two aft skegs, a breast hook acting as a handle) and as far as possible stowable of the cabin top.
  • and to be easy to build, in particular for a first time builder.

I first designed a small version, Morbic 8, which is made with standards 2.5 m or 8′ plywood panels. The first one was built by Marion Le Pache, who has already built some years ago a beautiful Aber. You mau visit her web site on Morbic 8 construction.
Then I was asked for a larger version, built with 3.1 m of 10′ panels. A sail option was also required and is now available on Morbic 10. A very attractive alternative to the Optimist.
Both sizes are very similar. There is two rowing positions, according to crew. Morbic 10 is fitted with buoyancy tanks as required by EC rules. In both cases, it is possible to fit an outboard if you really need it!
It is possible to adapt size to the available room on-board your “main boat”. So, I am prepared to print polyester patterns with easily changed dimensions. Then, it is possible to get a tender from 2 to 3.2 m about. See bellow price for this custom option and get in touch to check feasibility.

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