This design has grown out of the need for a boat similar to the Tammie Norrie, but of the length of the Fulmar. Its shape gives it the capacity for ‘proper’ rowing and good sailing performance, whether light or laden down.
The Penny Fee can carry two rowers and a couple of passengers plus their load and can really cover some miles. It has great stability..
The Fulmar, being comparatively a planing hull, will dig the transom in and drag water if heavily loaded.
This effect will be less on the Penny Fee. Quite a few clients had suggested just stretching the Tammie Norrie, but Iain felt that it would be better to do a complete redraw to increase the stability and to finesse it into the best picnic boat it could be.