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14' 6" Outboard Skiff,  LITTLE MOBY profile

A V-bottomed plywood skiff designed for rough water - a good fishing boat.

Construction: Plywood planking over sawn frames.

No lofting required.

Plans include 5 sheets.

18' Plywood Runabout, DOWNEASTER profile

A deep-V bottomed, open runabout built of plywood over sawn frames.

Construction: Plywood planking over sawn frames

Lofting is required.

Plans include 5 sheets.

Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff profile

Designed by Joel White, the original boat was built plank-on-frame by Jimmy Steele (of Peapod fame), but no plans were ever drawn-until now.

21' Pretty Marsh Runabout profile

21′ 2″ Inboard/outboard runabout, built of marine plywood.

Several design options include center console, outboard as well as inboard/outboard.

And, configurations also include different heights for the windshield.

Albury Runabout profile

Built by eye in the Bahamas for the last 40 years, Doug Hylan’s drawings allow for strip-planking or cold-molding.

Construction: Strip-planked over laminated frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded, plans included.

Riva drawing

At 14 feet this is Riva’s only outboard powered design. Originally designed in the 1950s, only some 150 were ever produced. A very rare outboard with limited images of original examples anywhere.

Peeler Skiff at work

Designed by John C. Harris, this light but sturdy fishing and utility skiff—a “crab skiff,” as they’re known on the Chesapeake Bay—has been dubbed the “Peeler” after the Chesapeake slang for a local delicacy, soft-shell crabs.

Dillon Mini Vee racing in Pine City, MN

The Mini Vee is a simple-to-build v-bottom racing boat designed for APBA Mini GT and GT Pro racing. Also an excellent high-performance boat for the non-racer and a great boat building project for an individual or the whole family.

Dillon Pro Tunnel

The Pro Tunnel is an outboard racing tunnelboat designed for APBA class GT Pro, but also makes an excellent small high-performance boat for the non-racer, and a great individual or family building project.

LYS stands for Lumber Yard Skiff. These rugged flat bottom work skiffs were originally designed to be built using materials readily found in most lumber yards- underlayment plywood and spruce framing.

Pelicano Shrimper

The drawing board of Sam Devlin has created another winner. The Pelicano Shrimper is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to maximize practicality in an 18' 4" package.

Delta 500

Planing vee hull.
6 persons capacity

Flat Pack View 1

An easy-to-build boat designed to ship as a kit in a flat pack box. Everything needed to complete the boat, except the motor, is included in the kit.


Ski race/ Offshore power boat

VILA 570

VILA 570 is the smallest of a family of three small planing cruisers boats ranging from 19’ to 22’.


The classical hull shape of old wooden runabouts of the 70’s combines perfectly well with the use of marine plywood. This allows SILVER 55 to be in the same time elegant and simple to build.


SCHIZZO is a simple, essential, versatil motorboat, suitable for novice boatbuilders.


SILVER 45 is a very classical small runabout capable of planing at full charge with a 25 to 40 HP outboard engine.


SILVER 333 is a very small classical runabout for one or two people which may easily be transported on top of a mid-size car roof.

Floom, RYD-29.6

Floom (RYD-29.6) is one in a series of river/houseboat designs. This version is available in two widths, 7' and 9'. The V bottom hull propels very easily, doesn't slap and is quite stable.


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