Hand-crafted and one of-a-kind
Tardis features varnished New Zealand kauri on the transom with the oregon hollow mast and spars formed and varnished on site. The sail – a junk-rigged lug, was hand-made by a local sailmaker.
Bronze gudgeon and pintles used on the rudder hinges were produced in-house and cast at a local foundry.
The hull features double diagonal planking fitted over the top of a first skin fore and aft strip planking, which was then sheathed with 6 oz glass cloth and then painted in a royal blue high gloss finish.
A leisurely sailer with a fine finish
The stunning kauri interior has been finished in varnish and Wilsonart off-white matte paint where there are two berths forming a vee in the bow, and a small cooker and heads.
The 19ft junk-rigged Jay Benford design took 4000 hours to build and was used by Graham to teach his apprentices the art of steam bending strips of kauri.
Build as a prototype for a larger version.
Dacron junk-rigged sails
6.5hp Yanmar diesel