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Boat Plans & Kits

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Elfyn

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

Construction - Glued lapstrake clinker plywood. No Lofting required. Plans include 7 sheets with photocopies of Classic Boat building series. Sail Area - 67 sq. ft.

11' 9" Acorn Skiff

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

Elegant, lightweight, sailing/rowing skiff. Construction: glued lapstrake plywood. Alternative construction: carvel, strip. No lofting is required. Plans include 6 sheets and instruction booklet.

18' 6" Garden's Eel

Designer: 
William Garden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A thoroughly charming boat from the board of a highly respected designer, Eel exudes strength of character.

Construction: Strip, cold-molded, or carvel.

Alternative construction: Lapstrake.

Lofting required.

Plans...

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.

26' Sloop PILOT

Designer: 
George Stadel
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A comfortable small cruising boat with berths for either two or four and an alternate schooner rig.

Construction: Carvel planking over steamed frames

Lofting is required.

Plans include 10 sheets.

Adirondack Guide Boat

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

The Adirondack Guide Boat is known to be a fast and easy rowing boat. While it tends to be tippy, this is a result of what makes it fast, its narrow waterline. The distinct flare gives it strong secondary stability. It was originally developed in...

Swifty 12

Designer: 
Fred Shell
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The Swifty 12 is the most popular boat in the Shell Boats fleet, with several hundred built from our kits and plans. Docile and easily handled, the Swifty will plane on a reach in a good breeze, but you will have to work very hard to get it to...

PUCK 550

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

The PUCK reflects the spirit of the original class which was to create a boat used in regattas but also suitable for coastal cruising, easy to carry and inexpensive.
All of these features are found in PUCK, a boat comfortable and stable,...

Whilly Tern

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Construction — Glued lapstrake clinker plywood. No Lofting required. Plans include 5 sheets with instructions. Sail Area — Lug 83 sq. ft. Sloop 95 sq. ft.