Tenders and Prams

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...

9' 6" Nutshell Sailing 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.

PT Eleven nesting dinghy

Designer: 
Russell Brown
Skill Level to Build: 
attentive amateur + (need basic woodworking skills as a minimum)

The PT 11 is a very versatile boat. It rows, sails, and motors and it does all those things exceptionally well. It also nests for carrying on the deck of your sailboat or in the back of a vehicle. Designed with serious cruising in mind, our aim...

Outboard Skiff, Sprite

Designer: 
Atkin & Co.
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

An outboard skiff with a wide bottom and moderate rocker that contribute to stability and the ability to carry weight back aft.

  • Construction: Cross-planked bottom, lapstrake sides
  • Alternative construction: Plywood or glued-
  • ...

PRAM 220

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

Designed for a boat owner who wanted a rigid tender for his 24’ meter yacht, PRAM 220 has the minimum dimensions to be used at this scope. It may be used by children for sailing in protected waters.

Unicat 2.4

Designer: 
James Brett
Skill Level to Build: 
Amatuer

A practical and stable 8' (2.4m) pram dinghy suitable for up to 3 adults. Ideal for fishing or as a tender for larger boats.

Dulcibella

Designer: 
Warren Jordan
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

A 10 ft. traditional lapstrake-planked Norwegian style pram. Strikingly elegant but very practical rowing tender.

Eastport Pram

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

It rows, it tows and it sails; it's a convenient 7' 9" long and easy on the eyes; and it's a wonderful kit to build, taking a novice only 40-50 hours to assemble plus a little more for finishing.

Coot

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
easy

The Coot is a handy little yacht tender with a lot of capacity. The “pram” style design has transoms at boat ends, this provides a lot of capacity in a short length and has the added benefit for the first-time wooden boat...