Independence Boatworks

Builders of wooden boats for rowing, sailing, motoring or as nautical decoration.

Home  GannetJr  Tableboats  AcornTender  GreySeal  WhillyBoat  Rita's Boat OutboardSkiff  ContactUs  In Stock


Looking for a boat that you can enjoy in any season? Then consider one of our coffeetable boats.

Below are two of the coffeetable designs which we have built, a traditional lapstrake model, and a flat-bottomed skiff. Both are only 44" in length.

Additional options can include:

  • A cradle or display stand
  • Glass inset tabletop surface
  • Oars
  • Rudder and tiller
  • Pintles and gudgeons
  • Mast and rigging
  • A sewn sail
Tableboats_4.jpg (32736 bytes)

Tradtional lapstrake design

Built with mahogony plywood with mahogony or oak trim, just as our larger version are, this scaled-down model makes a perfect coffeetable. Options can include the glass inset surface, a cradle or display stand, and your choice of color or finish. The Lapstrake design is priced starting at $425.00.


Lapstrake Interior

Traditionally, the lapstrake design has a naturally varnished interior, with a white painted hull, seats and floors. A three-strand rope serves as the rub rail, which is finished on the transom with leather ends attached with brass tacks. One of the options can include the sail rigging, with mast, tiller and rudder as shown in the picture on the left.

Flat bottomed Skiff

Flat-Bottomed Skiff

This model is a much simpler design, reminiscent of the more practical rowing skiffs. The color and finish are completed to your specifications, and the same options apply as with the Lapstrake design. The Flat-bottomed Skiff begins at $325.00.

Independence Boatworks

Copyright (c) 2000 Independence Boatworks
1065 S. Jackson St.
Defiance, OH  43512