Beetle Cats

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IYRS currently has three Beetle Cats for sale which are undergoing a complete restoration and will be ready in June 2024. Hull color can be chosen by the buyer depending on date of purchase.

Cost  $10,500

LOA: 12′ 4″; Beam: 6′.

Fully restored Beetle Cats TM are available for delivery annually at competitive pricing, complete with sails, beautiful bronze hardware, and in appropriate colors. The Beetle Company began building these charming catboats in 1921. In 1946, the Concordia Company purchased the molds from John Beetle and continued to build the boats. Today, Beetle, Inc. carries on building them in traditional wood construction. More than 3,000 have been launched. The Beetle Cat is the foundation of the first year of the IYRS Boatbuilding & Restoration program. 

There is no sales tax on boats purchased and kept for use in the state of Rhode Island.

For inquiries, please email Bill Kenyon or call 401.848.5777 x213.