Plans to build the 14' [4.3 M] Nola Garvey Dory

I designed this boat as an in-between size between the bigger Wye River, and the smaller Avila Garvey Dories. It is named after New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) for the first builder, who lives there. It's perfect for the couple or small family who wants to get out and explore the shallow bayous and flats bays and harbors that abound on the Gulf and South Eastern coast of the US. It would make a fine lake or river boat as well, light, stable and easily powered.

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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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