8 ft Dinghy

This is a simple 8ft stitch and glue sail/row pram. It requires only 3 sheets of marine plywood and should be very fast, easy, and inexpensive to build. It should end up just over 80lb so easy to transport as well.

Boats this size are usually in a pram shape because it is very difficult to get good performance and adequate displacement with any other shape so that’s what I chose here.. The v bottom should provide good directional stability while sailing. To keep construction simple, I chose a daggerboard for this design.

Design Specs

Designer: 
Colin Wood
Year of Design: 
2020
LOA: 
8 ft
Beam: 
4 ft
Draft: 
4 in
Displacement: 
216 lb
Materials: 
Wood
Propulsion: 
Row/Sail
Skill Level to Build: 
Easy fast build
Available as: 
Complete Plans
Cost: 
$20
Contact Information: 

Colin Wood
4730 University Way NE STE 104
#28755
Seattle, WA 98105
425-457-3589
colin.wood@woodvehicledesign.com