Robert Olson

I’ve wanted to revisit the type after Small. This design is a little larger. Small could be built at 13′ or 14′. This design can be built from 14′ – 6″ to sixteen feet – LWL.

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A Small for sale in New Haven


Steve’s Small was built by the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory. He’s done a fine job honing all the details that take a new boat and make it work: from the trailer and custom cover to the patina on the custom bronze hardware to depth of finish on the oiled wood parts.

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Dunyazade, a Jolle Boat beach cruiser

Dunyazade is a proposed beach cruiser. Continue reading “Dunyazade, a Jolle Boat beach cruiser”


Small is a Dayboat designed as part of my book, Designer & Client.

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Harrier is a Dayboat/Camp  Cruiser. Learn more about the design here. Continue reading “Harrier”

A Family of Schooners

These schooners range from 32′. They share a common lineage and an ethos.

All are meant as Boats for difficult times. Continue reading “A Family of Schooners”

Designer & Client

This is where we can host discussion relating to Designer & Client. Continue reading “Designer & Client”