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Copernicus is a 24′ runabout, built by David Berg from a 1920′s George Crouch design called “Grayling Jr.” published in Motorboating Magazine.  It was originally to be powered by a Gray Model Z motor, which was produced until 1927.

The boat is traditionally built, planked with red cedar on bent oak frames.  The decks are book-matched red cedar and mahogany.

Bronze hardware was designed and cast by the builder.  It is powered by a Mercruiser 4 cyl. 120 hp motor.  It was launched in August 2002.

This boat won Best Runabout and Best Replica at the Victoria Wooden Boat Festival in 2003.


  • Year: 2002
  • Motor: Mercruiser 4 cyl. 120 hp
  • Fuel: gas
  • Length: 24′