Four HANDY BILLY launches

21′ Harry Bryan design, one plank-on-frame, three molded plywood, 1999-2001

OTTER makes short work of a trip across the Reach.

Two Handy Billy launches under construction in our shop.


Designer Harry Bryan put together this excellent design by combining elements of William Hand’s seaworthy and easily driven vee bottom launches with modern four cycle outboard technology.

The result is a power boat that is fuel efficient, quiet, handsome and able.

The Handy Billy OTTER on her launching day

We have built four of these boats, the first strictly to Harry’s design, and the later three modified to be built using marine plywood. For more information about this design, see Harry’s web site.

Sailors particularly like these boats as they combine many of the features they love about sailing.