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Megrew´s Boats: The Amesbury Dory, A Classic New England Boat

The Amesbury Dory

When people see this boat, they say "Now THAT´S a boat!"

The Amesbury Dory is a favorite of Megrew's Boats customers. Handbuilt by the Stur-Dee Boat Company this classic craft has built its own legend from its rugged sea-worthiness.

Amesbury Dory Models

Classic Dory

Consoled Dory

Classic dory Consoled Dory
The classic Dory comes in 3 sizes (see below) straight from the manufacturer Stur-Dee Boat Company. Megrew's Boats can custom fit your 16 ' Dory with a console. A favorite among Megrew's customers.

Megrew's Boats sells Amesbury Dories in all the configurations listed below.


Amesbury 12

    Length 12'-0"
    Beam 5'-0"
    Depth 1'-8"
    Weight 225 lbs.

Amesbury 14

    Length 14'-0"
    Beam 5'-5"
    Depth 1'-10"
    Weight 275 lbs.

Amesbury 16

    Length 15'-11"
    Beam 6'-3"
    Depth 2'-2"
    Weight 450 lbs.

Amesbury Dory

"Boats Built to Take Rough Water"

by Stur-Dee Boat Co.

Work horse of the famed Grand Banks fisherman, this versatile and seaworthy craft was able to survive nearly everything the Atlantic Ocean could throw at it. As outboard motors became popular, he dories were adapted to accept them, but retained all their best seagoing characteristics. Now they are traditional on every shore where rough water is encountered.

The Amesbury is distinguished by an unusually high freeboard, a handsome bow and a graceful sheer line. It is very much at home in rough water, yet can be driven to planing speeds with a minimum horsepower motor. Although the high freeboard makes it a very dry boat, the dory design allows the rail to be easily pushed down to the water´s edge. This made it easy for the fishermen to haul nets and traps aboard. But of equal importance is the safety factor that someone in the water can haul himself back aboard without difficulty. This makes the boat ideal for swimming and skin diving.

Simple, non-complex boat, ideal boat for individuals who enjoy customizing to meet their needs.

Construction is of hand laid up fiberglass with a special "core" bottom that makes it rigid and strong. Fiberglass tanks with foam flotation run the entire length of the boat on both sides making the boat unsinkable and very stiff even without the seats. Oak rails add to the strength and give years of protection from bumps and scrapes.

Megrew´s Boats can customize your16´ Dory with a new console.

Standard on all Amesbury Skiffs are:

Varnished Mahogany Seats.
Two Oar Lock Sockets.
Through Bolted Bow Towing Ring.
Drain Hole with Plug.

Please visit our store and see one of these beautiful boats. Bring your trailer, you may buy one on the spot!

Dory is a stable boat