The Iris dinghy

Iris dinghy

Cata, the owner of the Tales of Three boats website, reached out to me with his design The Iris Dinghy. And I must say, it’s a pretty good build.   Iris is designed to carry one adult and one child under sail and 3 to 4 lightly built adults when rowing. Her frame is wrapped […]

10 ft 2 in plywood tender

Small sailing tender

Tiny sailing tender, which makes her handy in operation, and easy to build and store in the garage. You can carry her on a car’s roof rack. LOA 10ft2in Beam 4ft7in Draft 4in Hull weight 110lb 3oz A great boat that can easily be transported so you can widen your area to explore. Kids will […]

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 […]

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»

Dinky dink

Small dinghy

Dinky Dink is a small 6.5ft x 3.5ft dinghy that can be made out of two sheets of plywood. Construction is of standard stitch and glue techniques. Although it’s a small boat it can can accomodate two people. Go to the free boat plans»

The Scow

Scow sailing

An easy-to-build dinghy with multiple uses. The scow was designed both to be easy to build and to suit the extensive shallow water. It also was designed to enable it to be rowed, motored, or sailed. So it has a flat (transversely) bottom with several rubbing strakes, leeboards (which allow it to ‘bottom bump’), and […]

Skippy

Skippy sailing dinghy

Skippy is a 12′ 5″ by 3′ 5″ dinghy that can be rowed and sailed. The construction is simple and suitable for beginners. The plans are easy to follow with detailed information on how to build a small plywood sailing dinghy yourself. You can use the folding mast & boom with a polytarp sail. Go […]

Junior dinghy

Junior dinghy

Junior is an easy row dinghy that can also be powered by a small outboard and even can be sailed. You could use the folding mast & boom to realize this. Because of the lightweight construction, you can transport her on top of your car to go fishing anywhere you want. Junior is an easy-to-build, […]