The basic 10 foot, row/ power Sloop rig is the foundation of the fleet. From this primary boat comes the rest of the fireislandsTen10fleet, all quality GRP construction, with configurations up to 20 ft LOA x 14 ft. Beam. Seven, completely different watercraft have been designed from this one basic 10 ft. module.
The secret is how the 10 ft. Sloop hull with flat transom backs up to another Sloop hull, identical in every way except the bow configuration. One is a prow bow, the other a pram bow, allowing space for a rudder and outboard motor mount. This “converts” the 10 ft. Sloop rig into a 20 foot Cruising Schooner rig with big carrying capacity.
What makes it happen is the thru hull fastening mechanisms which allow the 2 hulls to be easily and quickly ( 60 seconds ) assembled in a foot or two of water. Imagine a 20 foot sailboat with twin masts and 4 sails, 56” wide with a carrying capacity of over 1800 lbs. ( 900 kg ) all brought down to the beach by 2 adults, and put together, ready to go, in about 10 minutes.
Unheard of in the Philippines or anywhere else. With the deep keelson and strakes on either side of the hull, all lined with metal rub rails to protect the hulls against sand and rocks, these boats are made for Philippine beaches and long time service.
Price: PHP 75,000
1 x 10 ft – LOA 10’2” – Beam 56”
Draft 9” – Weight 75 lbs ( 34 kg )
Displacement 900 lbs ( 407 kg)
16.5 f. , 2 section mast with SS halyard fittings on mast head, 3/4 fitting for fractional jib, boom gooseneck, ss blocks.
7.5 ft. boom with gooseneck connection, mainsheet block, aft blocks and
55 sq. ft main of polyfine two tone canvas composite, complete with sail
rings, reefing points, tri-color re-enforcing patches at head, clew and
25 sq.ft. fractional jib, set flying on permanent stay. All corners reenforced
to match Mainsail.