FENWICK WILLIAMS CATBOAT— AMERICAN GIRL

Catboat American Girl

Length: 16′

Length on Waterline: 23′ 2″

Beam: 7′ 9″

Draft: board up 1′ 9″, board down 3′ 6″

Designer: Fenwick Williams

Builder: Maynard Lowery, 1983 at Tilghman Island, Maryland

Construction: Carvel planking cedar over oak

Usual location: Mooring— all equipment on board

Comments: Fenwick Williams gave his friend, Maynard Lowery, the plans for this boat just before Fenwick went into a nursing home, saying it reminded him of his youth in Gloucester, Massachusetts. It was the smallest catboat he ever designed. She’s a sturdy, weatherly and extremely stable shoal-draft centerboarder that’s fun to sail.