Welcome to Brad's Boat Page. Located between Lenoir and Blowing Rock, North Carolina, we are currently building
a 39' Sharpie Riverboat design by Mark Van Abbema. After looking at several designs on paper and a visit to Mark's boat, Heart
of Gold II, we decided to build the Mark V-39. The boat is a Sharpie design in the style of the riverboats from the 1900's.
The shallow draft (11") and interior room are the qualities that sold us on this design. I try to update the web page
every Monday if we make any progress during the week.
You can take a look at Mark's page by clicking on the link to see the construction on his boat as he built it. He
ended up with a great boat and is off cruising. We caught up with him in Florida but he might be anywhere.
contact Brad Indicott
if you have any questions or coments about my boat. We love getting mail about the boat. It keeps
us going!! Even though we are done cruising (for now)we will still be happy to answer any questions you have.
check out the building of our boat by clicking on the tabs at the top or find out about our year long cruise after we finished
building by clicking on the "travels" button. We hope you enjoy our journey as much as we have. .