Eight years (1994) ago during a conversation
with Mike's friend and technical advisor, they decided that
they each needed a tender. After two pages of notes
detailing criteria for their ideal tender, it was agreed
that there wasn't a boat currently available that met their
high standards for performance, durability, appearance, and
They took their idea and notes to Ted Perry
of East/West Custom Boats for his observations and
guidance. After his review, Ted worked with Doug
Martin, Marine Designer, to merge their criteria and
standards into a traditional looking yacht tender and one
that incorporated modern hydrodynamic technological
performance. The results were a very exciting
boat. Both the appearance and the performance of this yacht
tender have made it successfully compete in sales against
tenders and dinghy's from around the world.
The 8' K'port Pram resulted from inquiries
at boat shows requesting a smaller tender that a 30' and
under boat could use towing, on deck, or in davits.
Doug Martin, again, was asked for help and he spent over a
year designing and testing. He created a very capable
and very large 8' boat that exceeded all expectations.
Below are a few photo's showing some of the
details of superior Maine built craftsmanship that go into
each and every Bay of Maine Boat. Please
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