Passagemaker Take-apart

Passagemaker Take-apart
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Product Code: CLCPMTA
Availability: Made to Order (Approx. August)
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We've had hundreds of requests for a take-apart dinghy. Take-aparts or "nesting" dinghies can be disassembled to take up less space when stored on the deck of a trawler or sailing yacht. The Passagemaker Take-Apart is identical to the standard kit, except that the front 45" unbolts and stows in the rear 93". The interiors of both standard and Take-Apart versions are identical; there are no compromises made to rowing, sailing, powering, or towing ability in the Take-Apart design, although the Take-Apart weighs about four pounds more. Outwardly it's actually difficult to tell the difference between them.
Model:  Length:  Hull Weight:  Beam:  Max Payload:  Cockpit Size:  Rowing Draft:  Sailing Draft:  Sail Area:
Passagemaker Take-Apart 11' 7"
3.53 m 
43 kg 142 cm 295 kg Open 15 cm 76 cm 78 sq ft.

This is the perfect dinghy for folks with larger boats. Are you tired of moving heavy, traditional dinghies that weigh 200 pounds, or struggling with a limp, awkward inflatable that can't be rowed or sailed? CLC designer John C. Harris has drawn an elegant, Norwegian-styled pram that weighs only 90lbs, but can survive real abuse in the dinghy park. With a 650-pound payload, the Passagemaker can haul the entire crew in one go, or ferry blocks of ice and jerrycans of drinking water from the quayside to the mothership. The sailing rig components store flat inside the 11'7" hull; fasten three shrouds and the mainsheet, hoist up the mainsail and jib, and you've got a fast, fun, stable sailing dinghy that will please even the most ardent and discriminating sailing enthusiast.

If you have a long harbor to cross, a 2, 3, or 4 horsepower outboard will drive the Passagemaker to harbor speed limits and beyond. Transom height is 15 inches, sized for short-shaft outboards. An electric outboard for fishing lakes will work great, too. If you don't want to lug around an outboard and smelly gas, you'll be delighted to discover how well the Passagemaker rows: there's plenty of rocker for low wetted surface and the transom won't drag in the water to slow you down.

The Passagemaker Dinghy is well within the reach of first-time boatbuilders. There are no tricky steps and no special tools are needed. Completion will average 100 hours for the sailing version. The daggerboard trunk is included in the base kit, so you can upgrade to the sailing option at any time in the future.

Because the lug rig has an unstayed mast, the mast step arrangement is completely different, with additional overhang on the front seat and integral reinforcement.  Existing hulls built with the stock forward seat will need a relatively complex retrofit package (available in kit form).  If you're just ordering the "rowing version" and you THINK you might prefer the lug rig in the future, you'll need to specify the lug rig package from the start.  The lug-specific seat does not add any cost to the rowing kit, but must be specified so that we can ship you the correct parts.  If you are ordering just the rowing kit and plan to use the Lug Rig later, please add the Lug Rig Variation for Rowing Kit option to your order.

Optional Lug Rig:

The lug rig offers somewhat simpler handling both ashore and on the water.  While not as fast upwind, the lug rig still provides serious horsepower.  A detailed addendum for this option was added to the instruction manual in July 2011.

Build this boat if:

  • You're looking for a fast, fun, and versatile daysailer
  • You need a stable platform for fishing, including with a light outboard
  • You need an attractive tender with a large payload


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