Plans to build the 16' [4.9 M] Wye River Garvey Dory

The feedback from my 19' Galveston Garvey was excellent, but many wanted a more compact version easily kept in a garage, towed by a small car and capable of taking a small group of anglers or hunters out for a day of fun. Introducing the Wye River, a great little fun boat that can be built and used for far less than you might imagine, and rugged enough to handle the bumps and buuises you will encounter if you use it in the bayous and backwaters it was designed for. This hull will also handle open water and can be loaded down with more gear and cargo than just about any other sixteen footer out there.

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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