Saturday, September 12, 2015

Falmouth Bass Boat







The above photos are of a 16’ GRP Falmouth Bass Boat seen at Hullbridge Yacht Club. The original 14’ Bass Boat was designed by Rodney Warrington-Smythe for amateur construction in plywood. Hard-chined, she was relatively simple to build. Over the years since the early 1950s the design has evolved. Today there’s a 20’ version and an 8’ Baby Bass Boat with a junk sail!

A history of the boat can be found here: http://falmouthbassboat.weebly.com/fbb-history.html

Dimensions/displacement

Builder
Falmouth Bass Boat Co
LOA
4.88m (16'0")
LWL
3.96m (13'0")
Beam
1.78m (5'10")
Draught Min
0.25m (0'10")
Draught Max
1.00m (3'3")
Displacement
272kg (599.8lbs)

Links

Falmouth Bass Boat Association

Falmouth Bass Boat - Description

FBB 16 specification

16ft Falmouth Bass Boat Details

Bass Boat YouTube Video Portland Harbour

Falmouth Bass Boat (Sold)

2 comments:

Richard green said...

The Bass boat really is among the sailing boat icons, I just love them.

Bursledon Blogger said...

I've always liked them, but somehow never got around to buying one.