Imagine – lbt

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Imagine is a St Ayles Skiff, built in November 2012 by the Women on the Water (WOW) just in time to participate in the 2013 Tawe Nunnugah.  Since then she has been by far the most used boat at the LBT.  The St Ayles Skiff is an Ian Oughtred design based on the traditional Fair Isle Skiff – it is easy to see the Viking genes.  This new design has been a big success: a boat that is easy to row, light and seaworthy, and many examples have been built for community rowing.  WOW attended the St Ayles Skiff Championships in Scotland in 2013, (see ),  and held an international Skiff regatta in Franklin in February 2015 (see  Boats came from the mainland and New Zealand, and competitors from as far afield as Scotland.

Length: 22ft
Beam: 5ft 8in
Weight: 155kg upwards
Construction: Clinker Plywood from kit

For more information see the AWBF entry
To find out more about the St Ayles Skiff design see

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