Big Pond 15 (Marsh Cat)

This is the 15′ Marsh Cat, designed by Joel White with some modifications by Big Pond Boat Shop. It is a big, stable, comfortable, and fast catboat!. Perfect for exploring shallow creeks and shorelines, and roomy for camp cruisers.

Design Modifications

  1. Adjustable Centerboard up-haul. The original design only allows for the
    centerboard to be all the way up or all the way down.
  2. Barn Door Rudder; the original design has a drop rudder, this modification
    has a traditional looking ‘barn door” rudder with an aluminum
    wing on the bottom.
  3. Buoyancy tanks port and starboard/ seats and forward buoyancy tank under deck
  4. The construction of the mast is hollow ‘birds mouth’ construction which
    makes a lighter stiffer mast.

    This boat is designed for sailing in protected waters only.
    People and equipment combined should not exceed 750 lbs

General Construction:
Cold Moulded hull There are two aft buoyancy tanks constructed from epoxy saturated marine plywood with mahogany trim which create built in seating and there is a forward buoyancy tank under the foredeck formed by the installation of a watertight bulkhead forward of the mast. Top of the centreboard trunk, cockpit coamings, seat trim, floorboards and toe rail are varnished mahogany.


Designer: Joel White

LOA 16′ 6” with bowsprit 

LWL 14′ 

Beam 6′ 11″ 

Draft Board up 9″ 

Board down 2’5″ 

Sail area 153 sq ft  

Displacement 1309 lbs

Please contact us for current pricing

Boat complete includes:

  • Varnished Spruce Spars, with Harken blocks and braided dacron control lines (halyards and sheet)
  • Stainless Steel forestay and shrouds with turnbuckles
  • Gaff sail
  • Varnished tiller with tiller extension
  • Weighted foil centreboard with braided dacron control lines, Harken block and Harken cam cleat
  • Paddle


  • Trailer
  • Outboard