Passagemaker Lite Dawkins 62
About the Builders
Kiwi Marine, A New Zealand Boat Building Company located in Dalian, NE China. For more information, contact
PL Dawkins 62 Press
Construction multi chine aluminum. Three watertight bulkheads and integral tanks forming double bottom.
Ocean crossing sail-assisted powerboat with French canal capability. Her sailing rig is designed to be folded down by the owner and kept aboard during canal cruising. With rig lowered and at her design draft vertical “air-draft” is 11’8”.
Owner’s suite forward and twin en-suite guest cabins aft under the boat deck. Room for a 16’ dinghy stored aboard. Galley and dining area midships over a large engine room with fling bridge over. Raised pilothouse with direct flying bridge access. Large utility room/workshop under the pilothouse.
Read articles by Tad Roberts about Passagemaker Lite:
“Passagemaker Lite” (Professional Boatbuilder) PDF
“Passagemaker Lite: A Modern Lightweight Restatement of the Lean Long-range Power Cruiser ”
Professional BoatbuilderNumber 81, Feb/March 2003
“Passagemaker Lite” (Passagemaker) PDF
“Passagemaker Lite: A Modern Lightweight Restatement of the Lean Long-range Power Cruiser”
Passagemaker Magazine 2003
“ A Brief History of Lightweight Motor Yachts ” (Passagemaker) PDF,
“A Brief History of Lightweight Motor Yachts ” Passagemaker Magazine2003
Read more on Tad Roberts Yacht Design main web site:
Yacht designer Tad Roberts offers a wide range of yacht design and naval architecture services from new design of power, sail, and small boats to oversight of refits and restoration, to consulting on Transport Canada and ISO regulations and standards for commercial vessels.
- Design Review of Passagemaker Lite 39 in Wooden Boat Magazine, June 2012
- Wooden Boat Issue 226, June 2012
- Off the Drawing Board: Passagemaker Lite 46, 56, and 80 PDF
- Art Paine, Maine Boats and Harbors, Issue 76, Autumn 2003
There is nothing new to the idea of thin, light, seaworthy, and fast powerboats, and Tad Roberts has been inspired by several of those of the past. To Roberts, these boats brought to mind a glaring question: Why didn't the whole world flock to these sensible and efficient pleasure powerboat designs? He answered that question by identifying the elements that limited the type, and, in his Lite designs, addressed them. All in all, the Passagemaker Lite series is masterful work.