Listed below is a basic price list of the boats currently offered.
Since my college days, I have been collecting the boats for the Dinghy
Company. There are a total of 21 different models to view, including the Gold
Series. Some I have personally found, while others were given to me by
older customers that felt as I did that they were works of art, and wanted
me to reproduce them as beautiful as they were in the old days. Each
boat is named after the area in which they were found or given to me.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s these boats were used in their respective
areas as a primary source of transportation for both cargo and people,
although some were used for recreation. Back then, rowing five to ten
miles in a day was necessary rather than fun, so to ease the burden, many of
these boats were rigged with sails.
The sail design used at Dinghy
Company is not my original design. I believe it was invented around
the time of the wheel, but nonetheless it is still simple, effective, and
very safe. All of my boats are Scandinavian and English by design,
naturally incorporating tight laps and an efficient rowing machine.
This completes my collection of the
past 33 years, reproduced in fiberglass, wood and various
plastics to compliment reproduction of the originals from the 1880's to about
Earl M. Hanson, President
Note: History of each boat will be forthcoming.
- Request a touch of wood
Standard Orca dinghies now have the option of wood gunnels,
oak, or mahogany in conjunction with the standard black PVC. Gunneling
at no extra cost.
- At no extra charge to the customer, carbon fiber is now being used
in all boats in conjunction with fiberglass construction to increase
strength and cut the weight of the boats.
- All sailing boats now come with an optional complete jib system,
sail, line, eyes and cleats. Each boat features a double mast step to
either sail with the main, or quickly convert to a main and a jib for more