Amesbury Dory. Work
horse of the famed Grand Banks fisherman, this versatile and seaworthy
craft was able to survive nearly everything the Atlantic Ocean could
throw at it. As outboard motors became popular, the dories were
adapted to accept them by retained all their best seagoing characteristics.
Now they are traditional on every shore where rough water is encountered.
Amesbury is distinguished by an unusually high freeboard, a handsome
bow and graceful sheer line. It is very much at home in rough water,
yet much at home in planing speeds with a minimum horsepower motor.
Although the high freeboard makes it a very dry boat, the dory design
allows the rail to be the easily pushed part way down to the waters
edge. This made it easy for fishermen to haul nets and traps aboard.
But of equal importance is the safety factor that someone in the
water can haul himself back aboard without difficulty. This makes
the boat ideal for swimming and skin diving.
is of hand laid up fiberglass with a special "core" bottom
that makes it rigid and strong. Fiberglass tanks with foam flotation
run the entire length on both sides making the boat unsinkable and
very stiff even without the seats. Oak rails add to the strength
and give years of protection from bumps and scrapes.
on all Amesbury Dory's are: varnished mahogany seats, two oar lock
sockets, through bolted bow towing ring and drain hole with plug.