Multihulls, Power & Sail

NAVCAT RIVER FERRY

Designer: 
Naviculus
Skill Level to Build: 
medium

A small river ferry has been designed to transfer up to 60 passengers.

The design is a catamaran of marine plywood construction using fibreglass/epoxy to connect the seems.

The design is using the torqeedo electric motor concept...

NAVCAT CANAL

Designer: 
Naviculus
Skill Level to Build: 
medium

A series of Catamaran Houseboats/canal boats has been designed with electric propulsion.

The boats have been designed to meet dimensional restrictions of the french canal waterways, however the design can be easily adapted to other inland...

Slingshot 19

Designer: 
Frank Smoot
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

The‘Slingshot 19’ is basically a 2-seat version of the ‘Slingshot 16’ trimaran. We offer plans for this 19′ boat because we have received so many requests for a 2-seater. It is approximately 15% bigger in all dimensions than the Slingshot 16, and is about 40% heavier. It has a wider beam if you go for the optional folding aka, and can carry significantly more sail.

Sirene du Saloum

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
expert

We have been totally inspired by the traditional, beautiful and extraordinarily functional Senegalese pirogues for the design of the hulls of the SIRENE DU SALOUM. The building technique is the stitch and glue, it's new to Senegal where the...

Titicat

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

TITICAT is a 9-meter sailing catamaran designed with a modern style for the transport of tourists and to build in strip planking. It was designed to sail on Lake Titicaca (Bolivia). As you can see from the drawings and photographs the TITICAT is...

Moschino

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
amateur

We illustrate the spiritual and sociological reasons that led us to state in the MOSCHINO the ideal boat for many of us. Now let's see the characteristics of what we present: it is inspired by the traditional rowing boats I remembered from the...

Tricky Five

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
amateur

The TRICKY FIVE has been conceived for a precise scope: to realize a boat, which in relation to its size would maximize the ratio between speed and cost. This means that for a determined cost for materials and hours of construction required, it...

WP 500

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
medium

The recent America’s Cup has proven what is the potential of fast acceleration with a trimaran hull “piercing bow,” that is designed to penetrate the wave and not to float on the waves. Beyond the result the difference in behavior between Oracle...

Slingshot 16

Designer: 
Frank Smoot
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Over the years, many of the folks who have visited my web site (www.DIY-Tris.com) have requested building plans and most of those requests have been for “Laura’s Boat” - a 16′ trimaran that I originally built for my wife (who wanted one of her...

Romany 34 sailing catamaran

Designer: 
Woods Designs
Skill Level to Build: 
moderate

This is a larger version of my 28ft Gypsy sailing catamaran and is a 34′ offshore cruiser. It has essentially the same cuddy as Gypsy as that has proven a comfortable size for a couple and occasional guests. However the hulls are much larger and...

Janus sailing catamaran

Designer: 
Woods Designs
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Janus is a 4 berth trailable sailing catamaran built in sheet plywood. However, don’t be deceived by Janus’ simple dory shaped hulls (which make it a very easy boat to build). It has a lot of internal room for its length and a surprisingly good...

Pixie 14 sailing catamaran

Designer: 
Woods Designs
Skill Level to Build: 
basic beginner

The 14ft PIXIE is an entry level car toppable beach cat that has proved extremely popular, with hundreds now sold worldwide. It has often been built by Scout groups or as school projects. WoodenBoat Store markets this design. The PIXIE hulls are...

Wizard sailing catamaran

Designer: 
Woods Designs
Skill Level to Build: 
average

The WIZARD is a 22ft sailing catamaran design that offers 5–6 berths in 3 cabins, standing headroom, easy trailing, stability AND performance. For the first time in a trailable catamaran there is a genuine double bunk.

It is legally...

Gypsy

Designer: 
Woods Designs
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate

The GYPSY 28 was the Woods Designs’ own cruising boat for five very successful years.

It was designed as an easy-to-build budget ocean cruiser and many are now sailing in all corners of the world. Several have made ocean passages....

Skoota 28

Designer: 
Woods Designs
Skill Level to Build: 
average

The Skoota 28 is a 28 ft plywood demountable coastal cruising power catamaran for a couple. Ideal for the European canals, the PNW or the Great Loop. It will demount for transport on a flat bed lorry/truck or could even be towed by a large car...

M80

Designer: 
Wayne Barrett
Skill Level to Build: 
basic skills

M80, is a simple to build plywood trailable trimaran, plans are very complete and include DXF files for CNC cutting.

A standard folding system is used to faciltate trailing by road at a folded width of 2450mm.

The interior...

MULTI 6

Designer: 
ACDesign
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The Multi 6 is a multihull with a simple construction and good performance. The construction is extremely simplified by the drift absence. The good hulls volume allows to spend pleasant days and moving along the coasts with other friends, having...

MULTI 5

Designer: 
ACDesign
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The Multi 5 is a multihull with a simple construction and good performance. The construction is extremely simplified by the drift absence. The good hulls volume allows to spend pleasant days and moving along the coasts with other friends, having...

Sharpie Cat 42

Designer: 
Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate

The Sharpie Cat 42 is a new catamaran design from a regular WoodenBoat contributor, author and marine architect Reuel B. Parker. She is a fast cruising cat with accommodations for eight in four cabins. Construction is cold-molded wood/epoxy,...

Point Comfort 18

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Here is another little skiff inspired by a Chesapeake Bay working craft. In order to combine chine construction with the kind of bow that can punch into (instead of being punched around by) the Bay’s notorious chop, builders there have long used...