The Rye Bay 228 is available as Plans, Kits and also Custom Built
Loa: 2.3m (7’ - 6”)
Beam: 1.2m (3’ - 11”)
Draft: 0.14m (0’ - 5.5”)
Dry Weight: 50lb (22kg) - Rowing Spec.
Maximum Load: 500lb (227kg)
Crew: 2 Adults
The "RYE BAY 228" is the Mk IV version of this design as a stitch & tape boat. It is 7' - 6" long with a good 4' beam which makes for a small but spacious boat with an approximate dry weight of 50lb (22kg). It is built in 6mm ply or can be 6mm on the bottom and 4mm sides for a light duty, lightweight boat.
This has been a popular design and was the first of our designs we sold as a complete boat. It has had many uses - as a tender, a work boat, a fishing boat and as a sailing dinghy.
It can take a small outboard motor - 2hp petrol or electric - and has optional built-in buoyancy tanks. The plans now show details for a rowing/motor version and a sailing version.
Basic Materials Required (for complete hull build):
2 x 6mm x 2.44m x 1.22m Plywood - 3kg Epoxy Pack – 2ltr fillet mix – 25m x 100mm FG Tape – 3m x 200mm x 12mm (min) – 18mm (max) Timber for seats, 6 x 2.4m x12mm x 21mm for trim (min size), 100 x 4.8mm x 300mm cable ties.
The Rye Bay 228 is available as
Plans Packages –
Digital Download Plans - £15 From the download option
A3 Printed Workshop Plans - £25 A3 drawings with full instruction manual
Full Size Paper Patterns Plans - £45 Full size paper patterns of the main hull components with full instruction manual
Plywood Only Kit - £245.00
Contains all the plywood parts, planks, bottom panel, frame and transom, ready for assembly.
Both Options come with the full instructions pack for the build.
Full Plywood Epoxy Kit - £425.00
Contains 3 packs, everything you need to build the hull to a stage where you only need to add paint/ varnish and a set of oars or a motor.
Pack 1. Wood & Plywood pack. Planks, bottom panel, frame and transom, ready for assembly. The wood for the seats and trim is also included.
Pack 2. Epoxy Materials Pack. All the epoxy materials required - resin, glue fillet additive, FG tape, gloves and mixing sticks.
Pack 3. Cable ties and other sundry items.
Custom Built Ready for the Water – Was £625 - Now £575 for standard build
The standard built boat is built in a quality marine plywood, trim and seats are fitted with bottom runners to complete the build. The hull is then finished - one colour outside, white or varnished inside with varnished wood trim and seats. Black nylon rowlocks, basic wooden oars, a 5m mooring rope fitted and it's ready to launch. If you prefer, these boats can be built to order which gives you an opportunity to decide on a colour and make any other changes you might want. Depending on those changes, your boat could be ready in 14 - 28 days from the price below. We build your boat to your specification on our standard hull build adding or omitting items as you want it.
This option is Collection Only
£25.00 Regular Price
Plans & Options