Sailboats Cruising

25' 9" Lubec Boat

Designer: 
Brewer, Wallstrom and Assoc.
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A double-ended boat legendary for its sea keeping abilities. These plans provide very complete drawings covering everything from backbone to masthead. Construction: Strip-planked over steam-bent frames. Alternative construction: Carvel or cold-...

Wittholz 17' Catboat

Designer: 
Charles Wittholz
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

V-bottomed cruiser designed for plywood construction with accommodations for two and inside ballast.

Construction: Plywood planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 11 sheets.

Please note: gaff...

19' Cat Schooner

Designer: 
William Garden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

The latest in Bill Garden’s idea of the perfect kid’s cruising boat.

Simple enough to be put together in the garage, salty enough to daydream on, and safe enough as well.

She’s quite a handsome double-ender, with a fixed keel....

Zimmer 21' Gaff Sloop

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Centerboard sloop with inside ballast and two settee berths for coastal cruising.

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 5 sheets.

7.2 Meter PAKETI

Designer: 
David Payne
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

This 24' Australian design provides three arrangements to choose from-a small cuddy, or two cabin styles.

Construction is plywood with a single hard-chine.

Construction: Plywood planking over sawn frames.

Alternative...

28' Canoe Yawl, Rozinante

Designer: 
L.F. Herreshoff / Modifications by Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This hypnotically striking canoe yawl ranks among the most admired designs of our time.

Construction: Carvel-planked over steam-bent frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded

Lofting is required

Plans include 9...

20' Maid of Endor

Designer: 
John Atkin
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This 20′ cutter will prove challenging to build, but will reward your efforts with incomparable charm and grace.

Atkin specifies traditional plank-on-frame construction.

Construction: Carvel-planked over steamed frames.

...

Mist

Designer: 
Karl Stambaugh
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

This cozy pocket cruiser combines simple sheet-plywood construction with more than a touch of elegance.

Her board-up draft of 1′6″ lets you explore secluded coves and is easy to haul with a trailer.

Construction: Plywood planking...

25' Sea Bird Yawl

Designer: 
Charles G. MacGregor
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

A simple and seaworthy V-bottomed centerboard cruiser with accommodations for two.

Construction: Plywood planking over sawn frames

Lofting is required

Plans include 10 sheets.

37' 3" Yawl, Controversy 36

Designer: 
Mt. Desrt Yacht Yard
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Designed for strip-planking, the Controversy 36 features light displacement and good headroom, with light and open space throughout.

Construction: Strip-planked over bulkheads and frames

Lofting is required.

Plans include 16...

27' 6" Sloop, Controversy

Designer: 
Mt. Desert Yacht Yard
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

This design has a built-down keel to provide a deeper bilge, a centerboard housed entirely within the ballast keel, and a straight sheer.

Construction: Strip-planked over bulkhead / frames

Lofting is required.

Plans include...

24' Sloop, Amphibi-ette

Designer: 
Mt. Desert Yacht Yard
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

This is a centerboard cruising boat for couples and small families. Lightweight and strong, it can be easily hauled with a trailer. Construction: Plywood topsides over bulkheads and stringers; strip planked bottom Lofting is required. Plans...

24' 9" Canoe Yawl WENDA

Designer: 
Albert Strange
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A charming, shoal-draft, carvel-planked cruiser for two.

Wenda possesses a timeless elegance.

She’ll work her magic in the 21st century as she did in the 19th.

Construction: Carvel planking over steamed frames.

...

20' Yawl, SALLEE ROVER

Designer: 
Samuel S. Crocker
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A handy clipper-bowed centerboard yawl, this boat is a heavily built, smart sailor with sparten accommodations for two.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip

Lofting...

24' 6" Sloop, TYPHOON

Designer: 
Winthrop Warner
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A roomy auxiliary sloop in a small package.
Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames.
Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip.
Lofting is required.
Plans include 11 sheets.