The Thomas Point series, designed by Mike
Kaufman of Annapolis, combines the best of the New England lobster
boat and the Chesapeake deadrise design. Available in several sizes
and configurations with a number of interior plans and powered
with either twin or single diesels, this design is the perfect boat
for those who want to cruise the coastal waters in a unique, seaworthy
Cruising speeds, depending on engine selection, are from the mid teens
with top speeds in the mid 20 knot range. A smaller 29' day boat is
also available powered with a single gasoline engine. It's speed,
grace and economical operation give a new meaning to the term
The hulls are cold-molded to 1" thick, with two layers of cedar laid for and aft and glued with Gougeon Bros. WEST Epoxy. Planks are glued between layers to 3/4" x 3" frames. The exterior of the hulls are saturated with epoxy and sheathed with two layers of 10 oz. fiberglass cloth for extra strength and resistance to abrasion. All interior surfaces are coated with an epoxy barrier coating for an especially clean, finished appearance, and all other exterior areas are sheathed in epoxy/fiberglass. This method of construction results in a very strong, lightweight hull while eliminating or reducing the maintenance problems normally associated with traditional wood construction.
The owner's input is welcome in choosing both interior and exterior finishes. We'll create the best combination of wood, epoxy, paint and brightwork to achieve the aesthetic look you want. Interiors are designed in proper yacht fashion, featuring various combinations of teak, cedar, fir, mahagony, cypress and white painted surfaces.
The arrangement layouts can be made to fit your particular cruising needs. The head location can be altered, the galley can either be "up" or "down," berths can be built to your size and headroom can be adjusted.
Twin Yanmar diesels have been fitted as well as a single Cummins 220
hp diesel. We will be happy to discuss what engine package is best for
you. The "Thomas Point" series is a good example of what the
"Keep It Simple" philosophy can do for your boating enjoyment.
These vessels are versatile, aesthetically appealing and perform beautifully
without requiring high fuel consumption. They are proof that sometimes
we need to look at the past to see clearly into the future. These are
boats designed and built for those who have the experience and knowledge
to appreciate what a good boat looks like and how it should perform.
Thomas Point 30
Thomas Point 32
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Thomas Point 36
Thomas Point 40
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