Local man Jim Horgan, at Galway School of Boat Building, is proud to announce the school has won the Traditional New Boat (Under 40ft) section in The Classic Boat Awards 2015, with their recently built cat-boat called the “Dorleen”.
This is a design which incorporates the features of a ubiquitous beach boat and the Connemara trawlers punt and was undertaken in Furbo by Jim and a team of willing helpers eager to learn boatbuilding skills. The team was delighted with the end product of their labours which is this exciting little boat. Ideal for sailing or rowing and can take up to 5 crew or can be manned singlehandedly. Its 6′ beam makes it a balanced and reliable family boat and it is light enough to be pulled on a trailer.
Congratulations to Jim and his team from all in Youghal.