Sunday, May 17, 2009
Some photos of a sanpierotta under construction. Please note the graceful sweep of the foredeck!
Built upright, dory fashion -- not easy, but simple.
A good strong shoulder with plenty of efficient stability in the aft sections...
Where did they get larch boards that wide?!! (find the answer in the comments below)
I wouldn't want to offend anyone with this suggestion, but I could see a lapstrake version of this boat built with locally available marine grade mahogany plywood.
Study plans below.
The Master Shipwright in the above photo is Matteo Tamassia, originally from Tuscany who now teaches at the Nautical Institute Giorgio in Venice where he also builds these masterpieces.