B&B Yacht Designs is a leading innovator in design offering sophisticated shapes, unparalleled performance and an ease of building which makes the best of boating available to professional and amateur builders.
Around the world, the B&B logo is a symbol of quality and service in yacht design, engineering, survey and sails.
For over thirty- five years the owners, naval architect, Graham Byrnes and wife, Carla, have been intimately involved in boating, including 12 years and 85,000 miles of ocean voyaging during their circumnavigation.
- B&B Stock Plan Designs -
Kayaks, Canoes and Row Boats
|Sophisticated boats for various skill levels and waters|
Tenders and Dinghies
Yacht Tenders Catspaws & Spindrifts
Family Boatbuilding with B&B at the WoodenBoat Show in Mystic 2013
14 models of stitch and glue dinghies and tenders: from 6' - 12'
Build your own 12' skiff at the Wooden Boat Show in Mystic Seaport, Ct. June 28-30 2013
|Bay River Skiff||
Boats for exploring the byways -
inland and coastal camper cruising. They have minimal but
sufficient accommodations with an added tent set ups.
Two have cuddy cabins.
mini cruiser, with accomodations
22' Cat Ketch Weekender
Big sister to the 22', deep water capable
|lobster boat style economical outboard cabin cruiser with open pilot house|
|Worrell Cat||20' high speed catamaran|
|Baja Cruise||Cruising the Sea of Cortez in a Bay River Skiff|
|Building A Core Sound 17||Gordy Hill's adventures building his boat, from Boatbuilder Magazine|
|BRS 17 - CS17||A side by side comparison|
|Everglades Challenge 2006||Winning the toughest open water small boat race in North America in a CS17|
|How Much, How Long?||Answers to the question of how much it costs and how long it takes to build a boat.|
|Twins part 1||Chris Spooner builds a pair of Diva kayaks down under|
|Twins part 2||Chris Spooner builds a pair of Diva kayaks down under|
|Why a Cat Ketch?||A brief overview of this handy rig, from history to sailing tips|
|The Great Race||From Coastal Cruising Magazine, the story of a tough race in open boats, with amusing moments - by Tom Lathrop|
You have been hearing about it – now here is the low-
down on the B&B ’13 Mess-About:
The annual Mess-About for B&B builders, owners and “wannabes”.
It’s an informal get -together to swap stories and boats – to show off your boat(s),
test a model you might want to build someday – or just get to try out various
boats for the pure fun of it.
We are not planning on a strict schedule, but do have a few fun things “planned”
1. We will lead a contingent to a local restaurant for a dutch-treat dinner
Friday night at Little Italy, our local Italian eatery. Order off their full menu
(we recommend the stromboli – it’s huge – you might want to split it). Or
just order wine or coffee. The atmosphere is totally informal, you can
wear your sailing duds – and we’ll eat picnic style at long tables – it’s a
real getting to know you event.
2. Saturday will be a meet and greet and mingle; sailing of course, and
maybe even a race if there is interest. Lunch will be on your own – so
bring what you want; or enjoy one of our local restaurants. Later Saturday
afternoon, early evening, Graham will be demonstrating the CNC machine
for those who are interested.
3. Saturday evening will be a hamburger and hot dog cook out at the water’s
edge courtesy of B&B We may have a few B&B “Presenters” to speak at
the dinner…. (unless, like last year we could not organize everyone in one
place!) And rounding it up with a “dark velvet” after-dinner sail for those
who were not completely sated during the day.
4. Sunday is more sailing and smoozing… And for those who wish there are
plenty of local churches that would love to have you visit. Call and ask for
information if you need it, or we can give you list when you are here.
5. ……..and for those who have no schedule carry on through Mon/Tues
whenever – you are welcome to say as long as you like……. And you are
welcome to arrive as early as you like – many make a whole week of it….
At our waterfront workshop site in Maribel, NC. (This is not our office location
in Vandemere) We have a great site for small boat sailing, including a launch
ramp with it’s on own launching dock, a 170’ dock and floating dinghy dock.
Your shallow draft boat will happily snuggle alongside the dock for storing and
camping in. We have over 4 acres worth of land to camp on (sorry no RV hook
ups – but see the camp grounds information). If the weather should turn, you
can pitch your tent inside of the workshop and stay high and dry
To google/mapquest etc… the site the address is:
342 Chapel Creek Dr.
Bayboro, NC 28515
Note the shop/dock site is actually in the town of “Maribel” not Bayboro but it
is a RD address.
Officially Friday, October 25h (AM) - Sunday, Oct 27st (PM) but feel free to
come early and stay long. We will be sure to accommodate your needs.
Cost: Free for the messabout – you pay your own food and accommodations;
we provide the water, the dock, and the space and Saturday night’s cookout
(BYOB, we provide sodas).
If you would like to bring family or friends who are not totally into the sailing
scene; there are plenty of things to do and see in this area (you will need a car).
If you are interested in History – we are steeped in it; and have a great local
museum you can see exhibits on the way in or out of town. There are multiple
tourist sites in New Bern, including Tryon Palace the only royal palace in the
whole USA! Tryon also has wonderful gardens and we have a new History center
very close to the palace. A little further afield we have a wonderful NC Maritime
Museum and a great Aquarium, and ocean front beaches.
Check out the following sites for more planning information.
www.nceast.org an incredible site!....
www.pamlicochamber.com local information about everything you want to
know about Pamlico County before visiting. You can link to the Pamlico County
web site from the Chamber site.
Note prices may not be accurate – they were the last listed nes…please call or email your hosen
location to get current prices
Oriental Marina and Inn
103 Wall St.
1-2-3 bedroom suites with kitchenettes
rooms over look the water at the harbor
1 bedroom – 94.00 - 119.00
2 bedroom - 139.00
rooms have either queen or king beds
River Neuse Suites
beautiful suites with fold out sofas as additional space and kitchenettes
Cartwright House B&B
301 Freemason Street
Charming historic building, prices include breakfast at the nearby deli (on the
Lazy River Cottages
513 Oriental Rd.
each cottage sleeps 6 porches, over looking the water; cooking facilities
There are chain hotel/motel accommodations in New Bern, 30 miles away from
our site: Comfort Suites, Hilton, Hampton Inn, Travel Lodge – check through
national websites.. or call us for local numbers.
Additionally in New Bern:: The Bridgepointe Hotel 252-636-3637 is a large hotel
but not a chain
The Rivers Edge Family Campground
149 Tempe Gut Rd. Maribel
only a scant 1.5 miles from our site, a great family owned campground on the
dock launching ramp and all hook up and amenities. Quick sail to our dock!
We need to get an approximate head count, so if you are planning on attending,
please let us know and about when you might arrive – ie. Friday or Saturday so
we can plan for restaurant reservations and Saturday cookout. Just an email or
a call (you can even leave a message)
Please let us know your name, boat type (or none) number in your party and your
day of arrival (particularly if you will be coming for dinner on Friday).
We look forward to meeting everyone – so many of you have become friends and
family, yet we have not yet had the chance to meet in person. And for you folks
in the west – if things here work out we will try to do a west coast mess-about.
Who knows how in many regions we might be able to get together and have
Visit the B & B Builders Forum at messing-about.com/B&B
Visit Great Falls Boat works web site at www.greatfallsboatworks.com
Since November 1 - 06
Plan Price List and how to orderB&B Yacht Designs 196 Elm St., Vandemere, N.C. 28587-9755 USA Phone: 252-745-4793 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for technical information or email@example.com for ordering.