for the PT 11 & the PT SPEAR

PT Watercraft’s PT Eleven, 11ft Nesting Dinghy is a unique, light-weight, great performance dinghy.


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Since 2011, sales for the PT 11 kit have shown us that the top 3 items listed here really belong to the PT 11 base kit and as of January 1st, 2016, they are included. We also understand that there are many skilled builders who have the skills and the time to create their own “extras”. Therefore, we have several additional options sold separately. They are explained and pictured below with prices. This page also highlights the sailing options we have developed for this boat.

Mahogany riser blocks: 4 machined, radiused and drilled mahogany riser blocks with fasteners. The risers give the oarlock socket more bearing and provide a good rowing height based on the industry standard, and, without interfering with the nested package height. They are not absolutely necessary but recommended: $48

oarlock not included

GACO (TM) gated oarlocks: Without riser blocks: $35.00* Gaco Oar locks (Includes 1 pair of oarlocks, 4 sockets & fasteners, riser blocks purchased separately. See above.)

Click to see the GACO video.

Mahogany Footbrace kit: 8 Mahogany braces cut with ends beveled and edges rounded.

We offer them this way for safety’s sake, as a router table, something not everyone will have, is used to round the edges. A positioning template is included with the basic PT 11 kit and gluing instructions are in the builder’s manual.


Options for Sailing & more

PT Eleven Foils kit:  Includes; Machined daggerboard & rudder with kick up assembly, assembly fasteners & hardware, Shaped tiller & Hiking stick. The PT 11 foil blades are machined from high grade (12mm x 2) Okoume plywood, glued together using vacuum pressure in our shop. The builder applies fiberglass and does the finish work and assembly of the kick up rudder system. The blades are a NACA 0012 section for speed and upwind efficiency and the kick up rudder system folds to be easily stowed. $650

We took the sailing option very seriously and it’s good that we did. Most of the PT 11 builders have chosen our rig and foils and I think that the sailing performance attracts people to the boat.

By sailing performance, I mean the ability to sail well, of course, but also the ease of using the parts associated with sailing. Setting up and breaking down a sailing rig is always a bit of work, especially if you are doing it alongside a cruising boat, but our rig is as light and easy to use as possible. The two piece mast & boom are made from carbon fiber and together with the sail weigh 11 pounds. All this stows in a small diameter bag of 8 feet length. The sail is small, (54 sq. ft.), but it’s a powerhouse, thanks to a good sail designer.

The foils kit (daggerboard and kick-up rudder) for the PT 11 are a machined NACA foil section. They help make the boat go upwind like it should and they are quite beautiful when finished. 

Complete rig: includes a 2-part carbon mast + boom, all associated hardware and running rigging, sail and bag. It is extremely lightweight (11 Lbs) and quick to set up. $1,680 (Spars custom made in the USA + Harken and Ronstan Hardware)

About the PT Eleven sail :

A foil shaped, luff sleeved, ‘unarig’ with 2 short battens, app 58ftsq.  (DK160) Challenge(TM) sail cloth is made in the USA. 

PT 11 Sails are designed by Sandy Goodall and prototyped by Sean Rankins of NW Sails & Canvas.


Read Sandy’s 

Review of Sailing the PT 11.

Notes on the design; Look for


What is the INSIGNIA?

About the Tiller stock & Hiking stick kit; Tiller is tapered on 3 sides, shaped at both ends & drilled. Hiking stick has rounded ends, chamfered edged & drilled for attachment.

The PT 11 can self steer upwind with the hiking stick (pre-cut to the right length) placed to leeward as shown below.

Foils carry case: This custom case is made from “Block-it Evolution” (TM) fabric that breathes, dries fast, is soft to the touch but is tough and durable.  Double layers front and back.  $90.00

What about a bailer?

Click here.

Red Cedar Back seat kit: This seat is cut from hand picked tight grain cedar.

Seat, bungee, and carbon eye-strap. $

PT 11 nesting dinghy only

GLUE-ON Rubber bumper kit:

We have developed a custom extruded EPDM section as a rub-rail/bumper. This bumper has a non-smudge composition and is offered in light grey. $170.00

= (25ft) including 2 part hypalon glue. Also available by the foot HERE.

WEST SYSTEM (TM) 105/207 kit: 2 gallon resin with 207 special hardener. +mini-pump set, 406-7 (5.5oz)colloidal silica, 407-15 (12oz)low density filler, 404-15 (15oz)high density filler, 410-2 (2oz)microlight, 12 syringes. (01/01/2017) Shipping included for the lower 48.


Are you concerned about your EPOXY footprint?

See this article.

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 Townsend Bay Marine, 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 SYTEM  from Gougeon Brothers. Publicity thanks to Wooden Boat, Professional Boat Builder, Small Craft Advisor, Epoxy Works, and our customers!..+

*Generally non-credit card purchases that do not cause high transaction fees, are awarded a 2% discount from listed prices.

Assembled Rig Height: 15ft 1”

Mast Socket ID: 2 1/8”

Mast socket length (H): 10”

Weight in bag: 11Lbs.

Builder CenterBuilder_Center.html

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PT11 DescriptionPT11Description.html
About Nestingabout_nesting.html
How to 
The PT 11 KITbuy_a_pt11.html

Can’t find a page?

Try the compass.

Go to WEST SYSTEM web sitehttp://www.westsystem.com/ss/
See Oar lock & leathers blog posthttp://ptwatercraft.com/blog/?p=595
See OAR info and links pageOars_Links.html
See the back seat blog posthttp://ptwatercraft.com/blog/?p=793
See the Bumper blog     posthttp://ptwatercraft.com/blog/?p=714
See a Rig Blog Posthttp://ptwatercraft.com/blog/?p=994
See a set up videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP3N_qTqPEo&list=UUVkWkVo0rpJ1I3xgJjmYUFQ&index=6
See a Foils Blog Posthttp://ptwatercraft.com/blog/?p=744
Hatches & HardwareHatches_and_Hardware.html
Specials +Specials_and_Gifts.html
PT SPEARPT11_Spear.html
PT SKIFFPT_Skiff.html

PT11 primary links: Description - Kits info - Options info  - Nesting info - Ordering

See a capsize videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyuqJPvxBk4&feature=c4-overview&list=UUVkWkVo0rpJ1I3xgJjmYUFQ
See a 
BAILER idea on our Bloghttp://livepage.apple.com/
instruction diagram on opening GACO Oarlockshttp://www.ptwatercraft.com/images/Open-Gaco-Oarlocks.jpg
Pacific Swift with our wave puzzle joint

PT SPEAR Rectangular foredeck, water-tight hatch kit option.


This hatch provides easy access to the storage space under the foredeck. An alternative might be a deck plate or pre-fab hatch. For use on the

PT SPEAR dinghy only

Options not included with the base kits have a price in the description boxes.

Water tight hatch kit for the PT11 foredeck or the aft seat on the PT Spear: On the left is the hatch lid and lid doubler. On the right is the hatch coaming with gasket notch, 42” gasket, 5 machined Delrin(R) turn dogs and fasteners.

NOW INCLUDED in the PT11 and PT Spear BASE kits.

The finished and installed hatch.

See the Hatch blog posthttp://ptwatercraft.com/blog/?p=939


Leather Pads: These pads offer chafe resistance at key positions where the hull halves touch when nested. Center alignment marks are scored into four laser cut pads. The nested boat halves have contact with each other in 4 places.

INCLUDED in the PT11 Base Kit only. Not required for the PT Spear.

We also provide a pattern if you want to cut your own leathers. You can find that at our

Builder’s Community Center.

Low profile Daggerboard Trunk Cap kit: includes the machined G-10 cap with gasket  and stiffener notches, mahogany cap stiffener (this also locates the cap), the gasket, 2 riser pads, 2 turn dogs, tether, washer & tether washer, & fasteners.

Now INCLUDED IN THE BASE KITS for both the PT 11 and the Spear

See the trunk cap Blog posthttp://ptwatercraft.com/blog/?p=655
Dinghies Order Formhttp://www.ptwatercraft.com/Forms/Nesting_dinghy_orderform.html
Foil Dimensions here.http://ptwatercraft.com/blog/?p=1031
See more imagesAlbums/Pages/Dinghy_cover.html

Dinghy Cover Pattern: 36” x 12ft pattern on a roll with instructions to make a full sized cover for the PT 11/Spear. DIY or save money when hiring a canvas shop.

Rolled and shipped in a tube.

$44.00 includes postage in the USA ONLY

(International please inquire by email)

$30 to include with the PT 11/SPEAR base kits.

Click HERE to buy just the pattern now.Dinghy_Cover_Pattern.html

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Prices and what is included are being modified.