This 22’ 6” Faering lugsail and rowing cruiser was designed by John Harris. Hull kits and plans for building her may be obtained from Fyne Boat Kits.* A hull kit will set you back £3,700, but it includes most things required for building the boat, except for her sliding rowing seat, balanced lugsail, skulls, paint and varnish,. Although assembled by using the stitch-and-glue method for quick construction with plywood, first-time builders are advised to gain experience before taking her on.
She may appeal to kayakers and rowers who have had a taste of sailing and who would like to try their hand at beach cruising, exploring lakes, rivers and estuaries. In this respect she offers secure dry stowage, room for over-night shelter without having to assemble a tent, and a good turn of speed. It is said she can attain 6 knots in 12 knots of wind. Water ballast and a pivoting centreboard should enable her to go well to windward, even in a force 4 to 5 when reefed.
To my mind she’s an exciting boat for a young, fit single-hander who wants a bit of an adventure. Building and sailing her would bring satisfaction and a sense of achievement. If I were younger I would definitely take on the challenge.
You’ll require a road trailer, but you may be able to pick one up cheaply.
6.9 m (22′ 6″)
1.5 m (58″)
200 / 900 mm (8″ / 36″)
295 kg (650 lb)
250 kg (550 lb)
11.6 m² (125 sq ft)
Faering Cruiser - CLC Boats
Boat Design Quarterly No 42 (Shows Sail Plan and Hull Profile)
The Wooden Boat Forum - Two Faerings for Sail and Oar
Nos Bateaux - Faering Cruiser