Sailboats Cruising

Austral

Designer: 
Mark Smaalders
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate

Austral’s design is an outgrowth of my 26' Wynfall design, intended to provide additional space below decks, including standing headroom. She is slightly heavier, longer and wider, and has more freeboard than her smaller sister. These...

Kahuna Nui

Designer: 
Mark Smaalders
Skill Level to Build: 
advanced

Kahuna Nui is intended for extended offshore cruising and living aboard. She is available as a sailing auxiliary or as a motorsailer with an enclosed pilothouse. She has a canoe hull for ease of construction, with a full keel for strength and...

North Sea 29

Designer: 
Mark Smaalders
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate to advanced

The North Sea 29 is a centerboard boat designed for sailing in the rough North Sea. She’s a fairly heavy displacement boat that will prove a very capable ocean cruiser. She offers excellent stability and performance, while the centerboard will...

Sandy

Designer: 
Mark Smaalders
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate

Sandy is a husky centerboard cutter designed for extended coastal cruising in such areas as the east coasts of the U.S. or Australia, the Pacific Northwest, or Europe. Conditions in coastal waters can vary enormously, and include a range of...

Kahuna

Designer: 
Mark Smaalders
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate

Kahuna is a superb coastal and long-distance cruising boat, designed for modern wood/epoxy construction. The first boat was built in Australia, and several have been launched in the US. Others are under construction — in the US (New York) and in...

Wynfall

Designer: 
Mark Smaalders
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate

Wynfall is a small but capable cruising boat -- although only 26' long, she has a waterline of almost 24', and displaces 9500 lbs.

We built the prototype for Wynfall in the Pacific Northwest, and she has proved a success in...

Simplicity 35

Designer: 
Mark Smaalders
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate

A 35' centerboard cruising boat designed for long-distance cruising and living aboard. Simplicity’s raised deck and 11’ beam result in a spacious interior, with standing headroom throughout. Construction is plywood over plywood bulkheads and frames.

Donna

Designer: 
Jay Benford
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate

This design has the same nice interior space layout as Badger, with the addition of quarter berths aft. For a family of four to live aboard, as has been done on one of the sisterships, this provides good separation of the sleeping spaces. I...

Badger

Designer: 
Jay Benford
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate

Badger gained widespread fame as the subject of the book Voyaging On A Small Income. The concept of this design was to use the basic interior accommodation plan that worked so well on the 34′ Topsail Ketch Sunrise, which was evolved and improved...

Sunrise

Designer: 
Jay Benford
Skill Level to Build: 
skilled

Sunrise was my home for a decade. She has a typical New England Pinky hull with their extended bulwarks and mini-transom at their conclusion. She has comfortable accommodations for a couple to live aboard, with occasional guests. She has a...

M90 trimaran

Designer: 
Wayne Barrett
Skill Level to Build: 
Medium

A new M80 has been launched in NL.
This tri was built by the ultimate wooden boat builder, Eef, a legend now 81 years has built several wooden multihulls is very happy with his new creation.
For more information on the M90, the M80...

FULL MOON 27

Designer: 
Iver Franzen
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate/advanced

Based on Tom Gillmer and Iver Franzen’s New Moon (an enlargement on Gillmer’s Blue Moon), this sailing vessel is intended to be a stout, seaworthy, offshore-capable passagemaker, with an emphasis on the balance between comfortable sea-keeping...

Folkboat 16

Designer: 
Roman Igoshin
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

Folkboat 16 is a light boat of simple design for those who like classic Folkboat, but do not want to have a lot of problems. In the cabin enough space to sleep two people and large lockers for storage.

The project included the files for...

Lion 870

Designer: 
Unik Yachts

Lion 870 comfortable yacht composite structures is a continuation of a series of yachts developed by the company Unik Yachts. Lion 870 has a permanent ballast keel which increases stability and security, and also simplifies the construction.The...

Sapphire 27

Designer: 
George Hisstock
Skill Level to Build: 
Reasonable woodworking skills

The Sapphire 27 is developed from our very successful Design No. 056, to give a more traditional cruising oriented layout both down below and on deck. Modifications include a little more freeboard, better headroom throughout, a simpler, more...

Deben 4¾-Tonner

Designer: 
George Whisstock
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to advanced – not really suitable for first time builders

Our Deben Class designs are inspired by the original Deben 4-tonner, which my father commissioned from W. M. Blake in 1936 and the Deben 6-tonner, designed by my father in 1950. At least 35 of the 4-tonners and 3 of the 6-tonners were built...

15' RoG Micro-Cruiser

Designer: 
JF Bedard
Skill Level to Build: 
medium to advanced

An expedition micro that will accommodate 2 adults for a week-end or a single-hander for up to 5 days. Ability to take on some weather and deliver solid performance while doing so. For the crew: forgiving and predictable but fast & fun....

Lion 550 Adrenaline

Designer: 
Unik Yachts

Lion 550 Adrenaline, light boat, trailer envelope can significantly expand the geography of travel and take the owners a lot of positive emotions and adrenaline. Composite boat construction of waterproof plywood covered with glass.

In...

Lion 800

Designer: 
Unik Yachts

New Lion 800 is a continuation of a series of plywood yacht designed by the company Unik Yachts.

The main idea of a series of yachts Lion is to maximize the manufacturability of the design and the ability to self-built yacht from a kit of...

Design No. 165

Designer: 
George Whisstock
Skill Level to Build: 
Some experience preferable – CNC version needs less experience than laminated version

A development from our very successful and popular Design No. 119 (17′6″ Pocket Cruiser) – a 19′4″ Pocket Cruiser in two basic versions:

Saloon version: good sitting headroom.

Doghouse version: decent standing headroom in the...