Tenders and Prams

LittleFish

Designer: 
Peter Hoeltje
Skill Level to Build: 
All skill levels

An 8 foot round chine norwegian pram.

Tender?...Hardly know’er! If you can’t tell, we enjoy having fun and thats what this little dink is all about.

Whether it gets finished as a utilitarian workhorse or finely trimmed out with...

Duo

Designer: 
Woods Designs
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The Duo is a simple to build 3m (10ft) hard chine rowing and sailing dinghy that can be built from just two sheets of 4mm (3/16in) plywood. It is also available as a nesting dinghy, so it can be stored on a cabin roof or even in the back of a...

MicroCatboat

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

The design of the boat comes by request of a customer who already owns a Charles W. Wittholz’s catboat and wanted to have a beautiful tender for his yacht. We designed, therefore, a small dinghy of only 2.6 meters with simple and elegant lines,...

Sherpa

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner to Intermediate

Harbor Woodworks offers custom kits and boats, tailored to your specifications and desired level of completion. We ship to the U.S. and Canada.

Some of John's comments follow --

“Had an enquiry from a liveaboard couple who needed...

Trixie

Designer: 
Andrew Walters

“Trixie” began as an idea for a small and simple to build plywood tender, able to get out to a mooring with two or three on board, that was very light, incorporated wheels to enable transport to the slipway, was designed to provide the maximum...

Eastport Nesting Pram

Designer: 
John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

Chesapeake Light Craft’s Eastport Nesting Pram shares its hull with the popular stock Eastport Pram dinghy, a champion 7′9″ yacht tender that can carry a decent load, rows and tows with ease, and sails beautifully. In this “nesting” version, but...

Optimist Dinghy Template Plans

Designer: 
Clark Mills
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner / Intermediate

If you are considering building a wood-epoxi Optimist dinghy, you will definitely need our Optimist Dinghy Template Plans.

The Optimist Dinghy Template Plans contain the descriptions, materials and dimensions of each and every part, all...

Optimist Dinghy Template Plans

Designer: 
Clark Mills
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

If you are considering building a wood-epoxi Optimist dinghy, you will definitely need our Optimist Dinghy Template Plans.

The Optimist Dinghy Template Plans not only contain the description and dimensions of each and every part, all...

9' 6" Nutshell Saling Kit

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Oars, sail, small outboard

Our pre-cut kits are cut by computer-guided routers to provide you with accurate parts. And, the kits come with just about everything needed except the elbow grease.

The ladder frame—the “foundation” of the boat—is now included with the...

7' 7" Nutshell Rowing Kit

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic

Our pre-cut kits are cut by computer-guided routers to provide you with extremely accurate parts. And, the kits come with just about everything needed except the elbow grease.

The ladder frame—the “foundation” of the boat—is included...

Auklet 7' 2"

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional plank, cold-molded and strip planked.

No Lofting required.

Sail Area : 30 sq. ft.

Plan includes 6 sheets.

Martha's Tender

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic

An easy-towing, easy-rowing tender featuring simple plywood construction and good capacity.

Construction: Plywood

No lofting is required

Plans include 3 sheets.

Yankee Tender

Designer: 
WoodenBoat
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic

Capacious, seaworthy, flat-bottomed skiff weighing less than 150 lbs.

Construction: Cross-planked bottom, lapstrake sides

No lofting is required

Plans include 5 sheets.

Thomson 11' Skiff

Designer: 
Asa Thomson
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Flat-bottomed rowing skiff elegant enough for a yacht tender.

Construction: Cross-planked bottom, lapstrake sides

No lofting is required

Plans include 1 sheet.