Inspired by a classic 1930's fishing rowing skiff but built with today's material and technology. The "Dandy 17" is hand laid in Maine by some of the industries finest craftsmen. The hull features 100 % "Vinyl ester" layup with waterproof composite stringers, transom and deck. Underneath the self draining deck is a complete pour of closed cell polyurethane foam for absolute stiffness as well as full flotation. The beautiful "Eye Catching Classic Lines" of the hull with its sharp entry and gently rounded chine allows her to be driven effortlessly through the water utilizing low horsepower gas or electric outboards. Even oars! For example, with the standard Yamaha 25 the "Dandy 17" easily attained 20 knots. These are custom "One Off" hulls allowing for complete flexibility in the finished product. Don't let One Off deter your decision however. We estimate a production rate of one hull per week. Choose from center console or tiller control. Many seating and storage configurations available to meet your personal needs. Choose any color. Available from bare hulls to fully commissioned in water vessels. With our hull let us help you make YOUR boat!
Adding comfort and functionality to the already well thought out design.
The mold. It all starts with our mold. The mold was rigidly and meticulously crafted using the finest materials available. We estimate that at least 1000 boats will be made from this mold.
It was then detailed and polished to a mirror like finish. This transfers into the final "Vinyl Ester" gel coat finish of the hull. Your hull will gleam like new for years.
With the optional fitted bunk trailer you will quickly and easily be loaded. On your way in minutes.
Or leave her in the water for the season. The fully self draining cockpit means you never have to worry about bilge pumps again.
Make it your boat. We only use "Vinyl Ester" gel coat. This means a hard durable finish. It also means you can order it in any color and combination you wish. These boats will be finished to your exact specifications which will give you the opportunity to own a truly unique and personalized craft. Whether it be a calm cruise around the lake or an exciting day of inshore fishing the Dandy 17 can fill all your needs.
Operating out of Midway Marina in Haddam Ct., the founder of Dandy Boats and co-owner of Midway Marina, Scott Davidson has been in the boating industry since age 15. Scott knows boats. He has been finely finishing Maine Down East hulls for over 20 years. Please visit the marinas website for a more detailed look into the various projects that have been completed.
In this short video owner Scott Davidson taking the first run on the prototype hull in Jonesport Maine.