What is the PT Eleven Nesting Dinghy?

PT Watercraft PT Eleven, 11ft Nesting Dinghy is unique, efficient, functional, modern & attractive.


The PT ELEVEN, is a unique 11ft nesting dinghy designed with the serious cruiser’s needs in mind. It rows and sails exceptionally well. It also nests for carrying on the deck of your sailboat or in the back of a vehicle. See the PT11 home page for details on what makes our kits special.

A 30 year fascination with the challenges of nesting boat design, and many prototypes have led to the PT Eleven. Nesting dinghy design is an intriguing challenge from many perspectives:

-Nesting dinghies must be rugged and practical.

-When nested, they need to make the smallest possible package.

-The interior geometry must fit around the connective bulkheads in a way that allows practical use and nesting.

-The structure must attempt to make the boat as strong as it would be if it was not cut in half.

-The biggest challenge of all is to make assembly of the two halves easy. Our new method allows easy assembly in the water or out, in chop, or in the dark, in about 20 seconds, something we are quite proud of.

Nesting dinghies from PT Watercraft are, we believe, the strongest, lightest and most highly developed boats of this type available. If nesting is not important to you, we also have a one-piece PT11. Read more about the history of developing this design in the presentation described in the box to your right.

Back to the PT11 home page

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Choosing an inflatable or hard dinghy?
Click here to read a description of how we see this choice and an in-depth look at developing the 
PT 11 nesting dinghy. 
It will open in a new window and you can use forward arrows to turn the pages.http://www.ptwatercraft.com/Keynote_presents/developing_the_pt11/assets/fallback/index.html

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LOA: 11ft    Beam: 4ft 2”

(Beam includes the rubber bumper.) Weight: 90LBS

PT 11 Photo Brochurehttp://www.ptwatercraft.com/pt11_brochure.pdf
Contact UsAbout_Us.html
Options PricesPT11_Options.html
About Nestingabout_nesting.html
How to 
The PT 11 KITbuy_a_pt11.html
Hatches & HardwareHatches_and_Hardware.html
Specials +Specials_and_Gifts.html
PT SPEARPT11_Spear.html
PT 11PT11Home.html

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View a video explanation by Russell Brown is on OffCenterHarbor.comhttp://www.offcenterharbor.com/tour/

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PT Watercraft offers kits for new and unique boat designs that are efficient, functional, modern & attractive.

Our focus is on creating boats that answer the needs of serious cruisers, weekend camp cruisers and environmentally conscious boaters, sail and motor. Featuring: the fuel efficient 18.5ft center console , PT Skiff, Russell Brown’s modern performance nesting dinghy series, carbon marine hardware, water tight hatch kits, hatch toggles or ‘turn dogs’, adjustable wind shields, dinghy rigs, sails, dinghy foil kits, original PTW stainless steel connective hardware, stitch & glue and epoxy instructional books, etc...

R&D by Russell J. Brown with various design collaborations with Paul Bieker and Eric Jolley of Bieker Boats, Jim Franken of Franken Design, Brandon Davis of Turn Point Design, Paul Zeusche of Antalya Inc., Sean Rankins of NW Sails. Special thanks to our honorary consultants, John Marples, Dick Newick, Jim Brown, Brian Clark, Tom George, Sandy Goodall, John Harris, Alex Spear, Tim Nolan, Meade Gougeon, Ted Pike, Chris Grace. Wood for our kits comes from Edensaw in Port Townsend, WA. Our preferred epoxy is WEST SYSTEM  from Gougeon Brothers. Lots of great stuff we use comes from FISHERIES SUPPLY in Seattle. Publicity thanks to Wooden Boat, Professional Boat Builder, Small Craft Advisor, Epoxy Works, and our customers!..+