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What's with the "pram" bow?
Why can't it be pointy in front? The Passagemaker Dinghy is a pram, a boat with transoms at both bow and stern. You'd need a boat several feet longer to combine the same stability and capacity with a pointed bow. This is why you see so many prams used as tenders. Most importantly, the full bow allows passengers to step into the bow from a beach or a dock without the need to bring the boat alongside. If you've ever been at a crowded dinghy dock, you'll know how useful this is. The bow transom never touches the water while the boat is in motion and thus causes no drag.