14 ft sailing skiff

14 ft sailing skiff

This beautiful lined 14 ft skiff can be built using the lapstrake planking technique. Lapstrake planking is the classic technique of pre-finishing the ribs, which are fixed to a “building frame” and then wrapping the resulting hull in plywood and the whole with fiberglass. The ship is lying on its back. It is particularly important […]

Happy Clam

Happy Clam skiff

Happy Clam is a 17′ x 5′ 6″ Seabright skiff. Among the inherent advantages of this hull form are its shallow draft, great stability, and low center of gravity. Full protection for the propeller is provided by the box keel. Flow of unbroken water to the propeller is made possible by tapering the keel to […]

Tanto

Tanto sailing dinghy

Tanto is a 12ft 11in plywood sailing dinghy. A 4ft 3in daggerboard makes sure that the performance will be good under difficult wind circumstances. The dinghy looks good with the beautiful deck and a chine that disappears on the back of the hull. With the big sail, it is a real performer. The plans are […]

TiKnot

Sailing a klinker plywood dinghy

TiKnot is a beautiful 8ft 4in sailing dinghy. This design is built all over the world and I can understand that because it’s a real beauty.  The plans are very complete and easy to read, with all the dimensions necessary for the construction. The building technique is plywood klinker and it also can be built […]

Solo and duo canoes

Free plywood canoe plans

Here are plans for a solo (11′ 9″) and a duo (15′ 1″) canoe. They weigh 44 and 66 lbs so they can easily be cartopped. Two for the price of one, you could say. Only these plans are for free. 🙂 Go to the free boat plans»      

16 ft sailing dinghy

16 ft dinghy

The 16 ft sailing dinghy is slightly bigger, a bit faster, perhaps more elegant than the 15ft sailing dinghy Go to the free boat plans»

15 ft sailing dinghy

15 ft sailing dinghy

This 15ft x 5ft 10in sailing dinghy is a two-person sailing boat. Fast, efficient upwind, easily planing. However, you do not need racing skills or special fitness to sail her away. Go to the free boat plans»

Rapid Robert

Drift boat

Rapid Robert is a type known as a McKenzie River Boat, designed for those wild rivers with fast, rough currents. It is a raked, smooth-bottomed, sturdy rowboat. In fact, you are safer in rapids with Rapid Robert than you are with a canoe. This boat also performs satisfactorily as an ordinary rowboat, and, for cruising […]

Qivitoq

Qivitoq Inuit kayak

The Qivitoq is a 17’6″ x 24″ Inuit-style sea kayak and is based on native design. She is shaped out of 1/4″ lauan plywood. Go to the free boat plans»

Kayak

Kayak

A 17′ x 22.5″ stitch & tape kayak. This project does NOT include plans for the deck, for internal bracing, or for construction details. These plans are for the HULL only. The rest is up to individual builders, who should be familiar with stitch-and-tape techniques, bracing, hatch design, etc. Go to the free boat plans»