|Designer||John C. Harris|
|Draft||16 inches (41 cm) (rowing)
36 inches (91 cm) (sailing)
|Hull weight||800 pounds (360 kg)|
|LOA||14 feet 10 inches (4.52 m)|
|Beam||6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m)|
|Keel/Board Type||Keel and centerboard|
|Mainsail area||109 square feet (10.13 m2)|
|Jib / Genoa area||39 square feet (3.62 m2)|
|Spinnaker area||90 square feet (8.36 m2)|
|Total sail area||148 square feet (13.75 m2)|
The first PocketShip hull was built by Geoff Kerr at Two Daughters Boatworks in Westford, Vermont. Commencing in mid-January 2008, it took Kerr 525 hours to complete the hull and spars. The hull was rigged at Chesapeake Light Craft in Annapolis, Maryland, and launched on May 10, 2008. Sailing trials were completed in various waters from Maine to Maryland with crews of 1–4 adults in winds of up to 20 knots.
The PocketShip is a "refined model, meant to sail well on all points, provide dry camping accommodations for one or two adults, and tow behind a four-cylinder car." The cockpit was designed for comfortable daysailing and can be used for sleeping if necessary. A portable head stows beneath the cockpit, sliding forward into the cuddy for use.
- "PocketShip". Chesapeake Light Craft. February 24, 2010.
- Harris, John C. How to Build PocketShip. Matt Cordrey, ed. Annapolis: Chesapeake Light Craft, 2008.
- – Manual for PocketShip construction; available from Chesapeake Light Craft.
- Harris, John C. "Plan Study: PocketShip." Small Craft Advisor 55 (January/February 2008 ): 52–53.
- – Overview of PocketShip by the designer; available from Small Craft Advisor.
- Segal, Dan. "Small and Simple Cruising: The PocketShip from Chesapeake Light Craft." WoodenBoat 207 (March/April 2009): 76–81.
- – Review of PocketShip; available from WoodenBoat.