I've been sailing, designing, and building boats all my life. Included has been the enjoyment of the Minto (one remains in the family).
One of my current projects involves working with local builders to be certain that the traditional rowing dinghies remain available in this age of "deflatables" with motors as the preferred tender.
Even though four of my "plugs" are in production with another builder, I can testify to the quality of construction and functionality of the Rich Passage Minto. The Minto is offered beautifully finished and fully found and is exactly what is needed to preserve this fine example of an able tender. Once you have rowed one you won't worry about an outboard and sailing is great fun, too.