The 8' Hobbit by Rivendell Marine

Rivendell Marine
420 Shore Road, P.O. Box 926
Monument Beach, MA 02553
(508) 759-0330 (phone or fax)



Length - 8'
Beam - 4'
Draft - 2' (with board down)
Sail Area - 28.68 sq. ft.
Weight - 95 lbs.
Backbone - Native white oak
Planking - Select white cedar
Trim - Mahogany
Spars - Spruce
Fastenings - Copper, bronze
Hardware - Bronze, Brass
Finish - Oiled
Oars - Ash

Lifting rings
Trim - teak or oak
Floorboards - teak or mahogany
Tanbark sail
PAR brass hand bilge pump
Spruce oars
Varnished topsides
Painted topsides
Hand-carved transom name


The Hobbit is an 8' pram-bowed tender lightly built of cedar planking with lapstrake, round-bottom construction, designed to meet the needs of today's yachtsman. The Hobbit has the following features:

  • aesthetically-pleasing design and attention to detail
  • lightweight and compact construction
  • stability while boarding, rowing and sailing
  • good directional stability under sail, oar and tow
  • simple and efficient assembly of stowable spritsail rig

Contact Rivendell Marine for ordering information.

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