SCAMP Sailboat

SCAMP Sailboat

Our own youthful dreams often featured small boats in starring roles. Aboard these simple, stalwart little vessels we'd venture across nebulous bodies of water in search of distant wild shorelines or uncharted islands. We'd land, hike into the interior, and make camp. But always our boats offered refuge from any threat, including summer storms, which we'd wait out beneath our boom tents. At night we'd read sea stories by oil lantern and sleep under a blanket of stars.

Curiously, never once did these visions include negative images of wrestling with a heavy mast and complex rigging, fussing with a smelly, recalcitrant outboard, or being held off shore by our boat's draft. And even when we pictured the afternoon breeze kicking up whitecaps, never once did the vision include a chilly capsize.

It was the dream of returning to those simple pleasures that inspired thoughts of S.C.A.M.P. (Small Craft Advisor Magazine Project). That and a persistent desire to go over "there" - that place we often see but are unable to reach. It seems to happen on every cruise. Never mind that we're usually sailing the smallest boat around for miles, we always come upon some ultra-shallow lagoon or serpentine tidal stream that disappears into the reeds, trees and rushes. To get in there - to really commune with nature - a boat needs to be light, shallow and easily propelled - and preferably flat-bottomed in case we decide to stay right though the ebb. —SCA

Features: Water Ballast Tank • Offset centerboard • Massive Flotation Stowage Cabin • "Veranda" Overhanging Cabintop • Kickup Rudder Flat Bottom and Skegs for Beaching • Voluminous Stowage Lockers 8' 3" Cockpit Sole Single Berth • Convert Cockpit Seats to Double Berth

Original Designer: John Welsford • Design Development: Kees Prins •  Kit Adaptation: Turn Point Design

For more SCAMP discussion visit our Scamp Forum here. SCAMP's FaceBook page is here.

You can view the International SCAMP Registry to see where owners are located around the world.

Products

A Boat Called SCAMP by Dick Herman

A Boat Called SCAMP by Dick Herman

Here's the real-life story of a small sailboat called SCAMP. Regular SCA contributor and author, Richard "Dick" Herman chronicles the short but interesting history of this popular microcruiser. The 92-page text covers the entire evolution, from long ago daydreams to a growing fleet of wooden and production fiberglass boats. A must-have history for Scamp owners, builders and fans. *Copies signed by author.
$9.99
SCAMP "Ship of Glass" Ornament

SCAMP "Ship of Glass" Ornament

This handmade glass ship was designed especially for Small Craft Advisor by Ships of Glass. Each ship is created from stained glass and curved sail panels are cut from recycled conventional beverage bottles. Proudly made in the USA.
$19.95
SCAMP Package: Every Article We've Published on SCAMP (issue #63 to #75)

SCAMP Package: Every Article We've Published on SCAMP (issue #63 to #75)

This instantly downloadable PDF includes every article we've published on SCAMP so far. The 28 page document (NOW 41 PAGES! ) includes 12 different articles including: Howard Rice's Evaluation Sea Trials, the Mike Monies and Andrew Linn Everglades Challenge article, John Welsford's original design article, and much more. $9.95.
$9.95
SCAMP Mini Microcruiser Plans

SCAMP Mini Microcruiser Plans

S.C.A.M.P. (Small Craft Advisor Magazine Project) 

Original Designer: John Welsford 
Additional Development: Kees Prins 
Kit Adaptations: Turn Point Design 

Our own youthful dreams often featured small boats in starring roles. Aboard these simple, stalwart little vessels we’d venture across nebulous bodies of water in search of distant wild shorelines or uncharted islands. We’d land, hike into the interior, and make camp. But always our boats offered refuge from any threat, including summer storms, which we’d wait out beneath our boom tents. At night we’d read sea stories by oil lantern and sleep under a blanket of stars. 

Curiously, never once did these visions include negative images of wrestling with a heavy mast and complex rigging, fussing with a smelly, recalcitrant outboard, or being held off shore by our boat’s draft. And even when we pictured the afternoon breeze kicking up whitecaps, never once did the vision include a chilly capsize. 

It was the dream of returning to those simple pleasures that inspired thoughts of SCAMP. That and a persistent desire to go over “there” —that place we often see but are unable to reach. It seems to happen on every cruise. Never mind that we’re usually sailing the smallest boat around for miles, we always come upon some ultra-shallow lagoon or serpentine tidal stream that disappears into the reeds, trees and rushes. To get in there—to really commune with nature—a boat needs to be light, shallow and easily propelled—and preferably flat-bottomed in case we decide to stay right though the ebb.

SCAMP features an offset centerboard, massive flotation from sealed seats and stowage cabin, a water ballast tank holding 173 pounds of water, an after cabin "veranda" that functions like a hard dodger, and a flat bottom and skegs for beaching. 

PLANS: Complete plans now available on 7 24 x 36" sheets. 100-page "Building guide" with suggested steps included as PDF. Dozens of boats now under construction and documenting progress at the Small Craft Advisor message board and elsewhere online. 

LOA - 11 ft 11 in
Beam - 5 ft 4 in

Draft (board up) - 7 in
Water Balast - 173 lbs.
Weight (including rig) - 420 lb
s.

$149.00
SCAMP CNC Building Kit

SCAMP CNC Building Kit

We're pleased to offer the highest quality precision CNC kit for the Scamp design. Kit includes all plywood components (planks, bottom, bulkheads, seats, cabin, decks, etc.). Many pieces include notches or scribe lines and numbering to aid construction process. The basic kit also includes a pre-cut building jig.

Kits use precision jigsaw puzzle joints instead of labor-intensive scarfs, and the planks' variable bevels are pre-beveled so that they match-up perfectly right out of the kit.

We also offer additional Scamp component kits, including: a foils kit (rudder and centerboard as 18mm okoume halves), a beautiful class sail made by world-class sailmaker Neil Pryde, and watertight custom hatch kits from Russell Brown and Port Townsend Watercraft.
$2300.00
SCAMP Class Sail (100 sq ft lugsail)

SCAMP Class Sail (100 sq ft lugsail)

100 sq ft lugsail made exclusively by Neil Pryde Sails for SCAMP. This class sail is made from 5.5 oz. Challenge Sailcloth in a classic cream color. The sails come complete with three rows of reef points (photo of the prototype only shows two reefs), narrow panels, finger-style patches, tell-tales, the SCAMP lantern logo—even a labeled bag and sail ties. $699.00. • Click on the "Click to Enlarge" link under illustration at left to see several close-up photos of the sail • •••International customers please e-mail for shipping rates •••• Available in CREAM or TANBARK colors.
$699.00
Official SCAMP Design Logo Burgee

Official SCAMP Design Logo Burgee

Here's the official SCAMP logo burgee.

High quality 8" x 12" swallow-tail style.

Material: 400 DENIER NYLON

Method: APPLIQUED

Shape: RECTANGULAR SWALLOWTAIL

Colors: BASE - WHITE LOGO - RED (PMS 200) /BLACK

Borders: RED (PMS 200) ALL AROUND

Finish: POLYPROPYLENE HEADER & #2 SPUR GROMMETS

SINGLE/REVERSE - MIRRORED IMAGE ON THE BACK

UV INHIBITOR – Prevents fading

POLYURETHANE COATING – Protects and seals threads

SEPARATE BINDING – Applied to the edges to increase longevity
$29.95