Grapeview Point Boat Works

81 E Grapeview Point Rd + Allyn, WA 98524 + 360-277-9015 + boat_works@yahoo.com

Grapeview Point Boat Works' 7’9” Humble Bee

Sketch of Humble Bee with sail
Sketch of Humble Bee with sail

Introduction: Design Selection

The 8' pram has had a long history as a tender to small or medium size cruising boats, due to its compact size yet excellent carrying capacity. Plywood planking makes it even better suited as a tender - particularly for long-distance crusing where the pram may be stowed on deck in all weather conditions - parching sun, tropical rain, or salt spray in a stormy sea. The Humble Bee can accommodate a crew of one to two. The bow transom is small and located well above the waterline, resulting in smoother progress through the water in choppy seas.

We received this commission from an owner who wanted one for just this purpose - as a tender to a cruising boat.


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