Monte Ball Bezumarang Sailboats

I was in Boothbay today and stopped by to visit with boat designer and builder David Stimson and his two sons Nathaniel and Abe (Pine Island Camp counselor for 4 summers, Whitehead Assistant Director for 2 summers, and director of last falls Sloan Critchfield Memorial Boat Maintenance Weekend).  The three of them are part-way through the construction of 2 more (making a total of 4) Monte Ball Bezumarangs Sailboats, which are gifts of two Pine Islanders.  These beautiful and durable boats will be completed this spring and will join the Pine Island Camp fleet.  The addition of these two boats will enable even novice to intermediate sailors to race on a regular basis.  The Bezumarangs are easy to rig and sail, much like a Sunfish, and they are stable enough for sailors who are not super experienced to go out  in windy weather and stay out of trouble.  Can’t wait to launch them!      Akka Lakka – Ben

David Stimson with one of the new Bezumarangs

Cedar planking visible here

Frames and cockpit sole in place

David, Abe, and Nathaniel Stimson

# 4 Bezumarang partly planked

2012 Campers Cade G. and Noah B. in sailing class with a Bezumarang