A currach (irish: curach, irish pronunciation: [ˈkʊɾˠax]) is a type of irish boat with a wooden frame, over which animal skins or hides were once stretched, though now canvas is more usual. it is sometimes anglicised as "curragh". the construction and design of the currach are unique to the west coasts of ireland. it is referred to as a naomhóg (irish pronunciation: [nˠəi’βˠo:gˠ. Boatbuilders, manufacturers & repair yards a to m: abbott boats inc. (420, wayfarer & soling sailboats, abbott cruising sailboats, 22-36′, wavebreaker & fisherman powerboats) abeking & rasmussen (super yachts, sail and motor boats, lemwerder, germany); abernethy & gaudin boatbuilders (wooden boat repairs, brentwood bay, british columbia); adipose boatworks (fiberglass driftboats, helena, montana). The galway hooker (irish: húicéir) is a traditional fishing boat used in galway bay off the west coast of ireland.the hooker was developed for the strong seas there. it is identified by its sharp, clean entry, bluff bow, marked tumblehome and raked transom.its sail plan consists of a single mast with a main sail and two foresails..