COLORBOND 18′ Racing Skiff

COLORBOND 18′ Racing Skiff 2016-03-14T15:58:44+00:00

Project Description

COLORBOND is an Australian 18 foot skiff. Composite Engineering Inc. made the hull, deck, racks and also the rig for COLORBOND. COLORBOND is now housed at the Australia National Maritime Museum and referred to in their article as  …and then COLORBOND, from 1985/86, a showcase of where it all went ballistic. .

The shape that came out of Ted van Dusen’s Boston rowing shell works was radical by any standards. The team wanted a narrow hull but structural considerations dictated a shroud base of 8’, so Colourbond became one of the first boats with chainplates fitted to the wing tubes, rather than the hull. Read More…