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Saturday, April 15, 2017

First Avila Garvey Dory launched in California

Just got this email and photos of the very first 12' Avila Garvey Dory build.

Hi Jeff,
Thank you for a wonderful 12' Garvey Dory! The Avila took my wife and me about 6 months to build working a few hours a week. Avila sits in the water just as you designed and is very stable. We have powered it with a 5hp outboard and that is plenty of power to cruise the local lakes and harbors. We look forward to many days of enjoying Avila.
Thanks again,
Aaron and Mary Jane

Avila Garvey Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Avila Garvey Dory Wood Boat Plans

Avila Garvey Dory Plywood Boat Plans

Avila Garvey Dory Easy Boat Plans

More information and access to free study prints, and links to purchase these plans may be downloaded at: 12' Avila Garvey Dory Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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