NORSE PRAAM
by John Welsford
LOA 2.3 m 7 ft 8 in
BEAM 1 m 3ft 3 in


A tender that is just right

Both Stuart and I have had several trys at designing yacht tenders and both have found that they are the hardest of all boats to get "just right".

Stuart wanted a tender for his lightweight 6 metre trailer yacht, it had to be towed rather than slowed on deck, had to be light enough to roof rack, carry a fair load and be stable enough for not so nimble people to climb in and out of when boarding the bigger boat.

Norse Praam is, like most of Stuart Reid's designs, derived fro m a traditional boat, the original praam was designed to carry a large load in often rough seas and these were exactly the virtues that were needed for today's use as a yacht tender. She performs well and is much liked by those who have built her.

Plans prices include packaging and an allowance for surface freight. If you would like a faster means of delivery we can send by courier or airmail at extra cost. All credit card sales are in New Zealand Dollars. If you pay by check, you may use the price in your prefered currency as below.

Norse Praam Plans

NZ $85

Note that we sell sails and are pleased to quote a freight inclusive price to anywhere in the world, we have tan or white, the sails come with sailbag, one reef and are completely ready to go. Prices fluctuate slightly so we prefer to quote each sail as the demand arises but you can bet that we are competitive even with the freight included.