12.5      17.5      21.5

NorseBoat 12.5 Cruiser/Tender



NorseBoat Sailing & Rowing Cruisers are high performance daysailers with classic lines.  NorseBoats are fast and fun under sail or oar, and their innovative features have earned them the reputation of the Swiss army knife of boats!  They can be sailed, rowed, motored, and used as comfortable camp cruisers or picnic motor launches.  They are easily trailered and fit in a standard garage.


NorseBoats have signature curved gaff yards or rigid headboards, and lightweight carbon masts. Their heritage is both the open sea boats of the Norse sailors and the seaworthy, partially decked beach skiffs used by fishermen in the 1800s along the New Jersey shore. Blended with this heritage are many design innovations and high-quality modern construction.  


High Performance

Sailing Rig

2 Rowing Stations

(optional on 21.5 model)

High Load Capacity

Positive Flotation

Shallow Draft

Classic Lines





Size Range:  NorseBoats currently come in three sizes: the NorseBoat 21.5 Daysailer/Cruiser, the NorseBoat 17.5 Daysailer/Camp-Cruiser, and the NorseBoat 12.5 Tender/Camp-Cruiser.


    12.5 Standard Production and Basic models

    17.5 Standard Production and Basic models

    21.5 Cabin & Open Standard Production and Basic models


NorseBoats are available with high quality fiberglass hulls and either fiberglass decks (21.5 Cabin) or modern ply/epoxy composite decks (12.5, 17.5 & 21.5 Cabin).  A varnished ash cockpit coaming (optional) gives the boat a traditional, elegant look.   

Standard Components

Each NorseBoat comes with high quality deck hardware, storage compartments, and positive flotation.  One or two sets or oars are available for the 12.5 & 17.5.  The sail kit consists of a lightweight carbon mast, fully battened mainsail, and Harken hardware.  Jib is standard on NB 21.5.


NorseBoat Options include black hull colour, a high quality galvanized trailer, spruce oars & oarlocks, sliding seat rowing units, roller-furling headsail package, lightweight drifter headsail, manual bilge pump, motor mount, tiller extension, and canvas work including spray dodger, sun bimini, camping tent, mooring and whole boat covers, and a padded storage bag for the oars and all sailing components.

   NB12.5     NB17.5     NB21.5


"The line drawing of the NorseBoat 17.5 takes our breath away.  She looks both beautiful and versatile.”

Small Craft Advisor

Under sail or oar the NorseBoat is a fun boat for beach camping or pillaging.”  Sailing Magazine

NorseBoat 17.5 Cruiser

"Though reasonably priced, the NorseBoat is strictly high end."  Sail Magazine

Every now and then along comes a new centerboard design that cries to be sailed, rowed, used as a camper,  or just looked at and admired.  Such a sweet vessel is the 17’6” lapstrake NorseBoat.”  Jack Sherwood, Soundings

New NorseBoat 21.5 Cruiser

“The summer sailing was great!  I had a day that will stay with me forever.  “Whimsy” is the envy of many, and still the most fun boat I’ve had in a long while. ”  

D. Thayer, NorseBoat 17.5 owner

“I bought this boat for all of its practical features, but it is also strikingly good looking.  Well done.”  

C. George, BC

NorseBoat Limited     info@norseboat.com      902.659.2790