The Amity raider was designed for Mr. Euan MacDonald of Brisbane. Euan instigated the designing and building of the larger Amity 22 traditionally styled production boat and was after something smaller, easily handled, to participate in coastal and inshore “Raid’ events. These are often run up rivers and estuarys to local pubs and allow for the boats to be sailed and/or rowed. The specification he gave was for a traditionally styled boat that could be rowed or sailed either single handed or with crew. By necessity it needed to have low freeboard to be able to be rowed efficiently. I drew up several rig option, Euan choosing the Gunter-yawl rig for the first boat “Caladh”. I’d also drawn up a cat-ketch rig with twin windsurfer masts, a gaff/ketch and a sloop rig. The boat has s simple flat plate aluminium swing up centreboard and rudder.
The hulls and decks are female moulded in solid fibreglass for minimal maintenance. The timber spars on Calabh were built by local artisan Mr. Tony Harland.
Length overall 5.50 metres
Beam 1.90 metres
Loaded sailing displacement 530 kgs
Have a look at the hull perspectives.