Designed to be a graceful and classic tender, able to replace standard inflatables, with far better rowing ability avoiding the use of an outboard motor.
- to be practical for daily use, light, easy to haul on beach (flat bottom, two aft skegs, a breast hook acting as a handle) and as far as possible stowable of the cabin top.
- and to be easy to build, in particular for a first time builder.
I first designed a small version, Morbic 8, which is made with standards 2.5 m or 8′ plywood panels. The first one was built by Marion Le Pache, who has already built some years ago a beautiful Aber. You mau visit her web site on Morbic 8 construction.
Then I was asked for a larger version, built with 3.1 m of 10′ panels. A sail option was also required and is now available on Morbic 10. A very attractive alternative to the Optimist.
Both sizes are very similar. There is two rowing positions, according to crew. Morbic 10 is fitted with buoyancy tanks as required by EC rules. In both cases, it is possible to fit an outboard if you really need it!