The Rye Bay 228 Kit Options
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.
Full Plywood Epoxy Kit - £645.00
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. CNC cut planks, bottom panel, frame and transom, ready for assembly. The wood for the seats and trim is also included.
Pack 2. Epoxy Resin Pack. The epoxy resin and hardenerwith dispensing pumps, fillet additive, mixing sticks, mixing pots, epoxy brushes and protective gloves as required .
Pack 3. Cable ties and other sundry items.
Or buy in stages
Plywood Only Kit - £395.00
Contains all the plywood parts, planks, bottom panel, frame and transom, ready for assembly.
Comes with the full instructions pack for the build.
Epoxy Pack - £195.00
The pack contains all the epoxy materials you need to stick the boat together - resin & hardener, fillet additive (for the glue), mixing stick, mixing pots, epoxy brushes and protective gloves etc.
Wood Pack - £140.00
The wood pack contains the trim (sheer trim around the top edge of the planking, quarter knees at the transom, breast hook at the stem, etc.). It also includes the seats cut oversize for you to trim to fit. The sheer trim is clear of knots to allow easier bending on but there may be knots in the seats etc.
This dinghy will take up to a 30lb thrust electric outboard with the battery box under the centre thwart. These lightweight dinghies are easily driven and do not require a lot of power to drive them. A 1hp petrol outboard is the maximum power size engine for this dinghy weighing between 9 and 12kg. Heavier engines (not recommended) will require added weight forward and sitting further forward.
Shipping to UK Only
Kit prices include delivery to UK Mainland Only -
Highlands & Islands and N.I. have a courier surcharge of at least £48 added.Please contact us for these areas or if you need any further information.
Sorry, we cannot deliver outside UK.