Plans to build the 19' [5.8 M] Galveston Garvey Dory

By request from some of my customers on the Gulf Coast where weed choked inlets, shallow bays, and plenty of submerged obstructions mean a very rugged, shallow draft, but ample load carrying capability boats are demanded, I designed the Galveston. This tough, but easily built Garvey Style Power dory has everything the commercial or pleasure boater could want. You can haul a huge load, yet still quickly maneuver through mangrove swamps, shallow bays and open water using minimal power and economy of operation. The Galveston is made from easily obtainable lumberyard materials and can be built by just about anyone who has some skills using woodworking tools for a tiny fraction of what the equivalent boat would cost if commercially built.

A Drop-down bow door to use the boat for wheelchairs, dirt bikes, or other roll-on-off options is included as an option on the plans.

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About Garveys

Garveys have been used all over the world, where a small, highly maneuverable shallow water boat is needed that is very stable and can carry a heavy load. Nowhere are they more popular than in the bayous and bays of the Gulf Coast of the United States, where week choked inlets, wide open, shallow bays, and narrow tree lined meandering rivers abound. These boats will carry an enormous load for their size, while operating very economically, with minimal power requirements. You can pole, paddle, row, or of course power them with standard or mud-type outboards. There are few better choices for a rugged workboat in mostly shallow water than a Garvey style dory.



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