Power Boats (Other)

Workstar 640 Workboat

Designer: 
Rob Humphreys Yacht Design/Working Boats UK Ltd
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced - welding skills in aluminium

An update of the traditional garvey, the Workstar 640 is a capable and proven small workboat, all-welded construction from marine aluminium alloy and extrusions. The Workstar 640 was designed by Rob Humphreys Yacht Design and put into production...

Smith Island Crab Skiff

Designer: 
Rick Loheed
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

The Chesapeake Bay is home to many wonderful work boats, one of the most unique is the tiny Smith Island Crab Skiff. Our team race boat the “Twisted Oyster”, built and raced by a consortium of three friends, has been very successful. The “...

Sampan 36 Houseboat

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

The SAMPAN 36 HOUSEBOAT is a simple, pragmatic floating home suitable for a couple with a child. It is self-contained and intended for use in a marina or at anchor. It may employ an outboard motor, or simply be towed to a semi-permanent mooring...

20' Spalding Utility Launch

Designer: 
Eliot Spalding
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Rugged little launch with generous beam.

Construction features a traditional backbone of bolted-up oak, steam-bent frames and strip-planking. Four different arrangements are shown.

Construction: Strip-planked over steam-bent frames...

18' 6" Redwing

Designer: 
Karl Stambaugh
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Redwing- a gentle, shoal-draft, low-powered
(5 to 10-hp), sheet-plywood outboard cruiser - can live on her trailer.

Whenever you wish, she'll be ready to go exploring.

Construction: Plywood planking over sawn frames, OR...

Newport Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This runabout reveals the influence of Zimmer’s association with John Hacker, and will require expert boatbuilders.

Construction: Batten-seam planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

Palm Beach Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This runabout reveals the influence of Zimmer’s association with John Hacker, and will require expert boatbuilders.

Construction: Batten-seam planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

Fantail Launch, by Bolger

Designer: 
Philip C. Bolger
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This exquisite launch leaves little wake at five knots. Her plans show both cold-molded and plank-on-frame construction. Construction: Cold-Molded or Carvel planked over steamed frames. Alternative construction: Lapstrake. Lofting is required....

WITTHOLZ Angler

Designer: 
Charles Wittholz
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A big, healthy, open skiff with sophisticated lines. Construction: Strip planking over sawn frames; double diagonal bottom. Alternative construction: Plywood lapstrake topsides. Lofting is required. Plans include 6 sheets

Zimmer 21' Utility Launch

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A fuel-efficient, carvel planked, displacement launch designed to be powered by a 6 to 8-hp diesel.

Comfortable for 2 people cruising or 6-8 people day running.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative...

32' Lobstercruiser

Designer: 
Alan McInnis
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Round-bottomed, carvel-planked powerboat with two berths and a single 300-hp engine.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames.

Alternative construction: Strip or cold-molded

Lofting is required.

Plans include...

25' Bassboat

Designer: 
Eldredge-McInnis
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Safe, dry, fast, and seaworthy V-bottomed inboard powerboat designed for carvel planking.

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Strip

Lofting is required.

Propulsion: 6 cylinder 350...

CAT 65 MOTOR SAILER

Designer: 
Bruce Roberts-Goodson
Skill Level to Build: 
AVERAGE SKILLS.

CAT 65 MS STEEL KIT or Cutting files and plans. Plans are also available for Aluminum or fiberglass construction. This catamaran was designed for personal use or charter work.