Zimmer Launch launched

Zimmer Details


Aug 9, 2018

A couple of months a go we had a look at a rather unique small boat under construction by Keith Nelder at Big Pond Boat Shop in Martins River on Mahone Bay. At 8:30 on the morning of July 28th and without fanfare, the newly christened Daisy slipped into the water.

Allison Nelder snapped a few pictures of the Nelson Zimmer designed boat and the short video shows her sliding into the water as the little Yanmar fires up and pulls her away. With her varnished trim, teak decks and bronze wheel, she is a lovely sight.
Foggy LaunchZimmer On Her Way











Daisy Launched:


Out She ComesAs many of the older wooden boats disappear and our harbours fill up with the products of modern mass boat construction, it is nice to see a few unique and individualistic boats are still being commissioned by owners who want something different.

All photos by Allison Nelder

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