Classic Coastal Cruiser
When Aroha came on our radar the entire BBY crew found a new boat to fall in love with. As easy on the gas as she is on the eyes, classic yet at the same time contemporary, and above all, remarkably seaworthy in a variety of conditions. The design by Peter Sewell, was discovered in New Zealand by Off Center Harbor founder Maynard Bray. The BBY design office collaborated with Peter and Off Center Harbor to produce plans and a CNC kit for home builders. The first boat using one of these kits is currently under construction at BBY and a how to build video series is being filmed to accompany future kits. The boats modern lightweight construction and minimal 38 horsepower diesel power plant allow her to live on a trailer, be towed to a variety of destinations, and burn next to no fuel underway. Her fuel consumption numbers are .26 gallons per hour at 7.5 knots and 2.1 gallons per hour at 17 knots.
LOA – 29’ 10”
LWL – 29’ 1”
Beam – 7’ 0”
Draft – 23-1/2” @ DWL
Displacement @ DWL – 3,660 lbs.The Aroha 29 is built by Brooklin Boatyard in Brooklin Maine. Established in 1960 the yard is an employee owned company specializing in custom boat building (sail and power), design, and restoration.
Plans and kits are available at offcenterharbor.com. Coming in Spring 2021