The AMPHORA is a great little boat. We wanted to get that out there right away. It’s simple enough to be built by beginner builders of all ages and still remain a satisfying project for someone who has built dozens of boats. We know this for a fact because we built the first one in the early 1970s and the latest one in 2013!
The AMPHORA started out as a kid’s building project, one in the series of three books by Peter Stevenson, aimed at getting young builders making projects. Peter based the AMPHORA on the classic lines of Greek fishing boats, and the rugged, all-purpose style of those hearty craft carries over into the stable, easy-to-handle little version here. The AMPHORA is our simplest boat project, and having just built a new one, we were reminded just how perfect it is for first-time builders!
The AMPHORA is a boat which is very close to our hearts here at Stevenson Projects, and we hope you'll enjoy building and exploring with one of your own!
Over the years, we’ve enjoyed using the AMPHORAS we’ve had as dinghys, and to play around exploring little bays and marinas. People have built them all around the globe and we’ve received lots of pictures and stories of their adventures. More recently, we decided to build another one to see if it still had the right appeal to draw new builders into the world of working with their hands. We think it does, and a new group of young builders has confirmed this for us!
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