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Sampan 36 Houseboat

The SAMPAN 36 HOUSEBOAT is a simple, pragmatic floating home suitable for a couple with a child. It is self-contained and intended for use in a marina or at anchor. It may employ an outboard motor, or simply be towed to a semi-permanent mooring. Construction employs full sheets of plywood for simplicity.

L.O.A. 36′

L.W.L. 31′ 11″

BEAM 13′ 8″

DRAFT 1′ 6″

DISPL. 24,000 lbs. Laden

TYPE Sampan-style Houseboat

POWER Outboard in well, 25 to 50HP

ACCOMMODATION Sleeps two in queen-size berth; one on settee; guests on screened deck

TANKAGE 800 gallons water, with optional roof-collection; 100 gallons holding

CONSTRUCTION Cold-molded wood. Hull: Two layers of ¾″ ply laid 90 degrees to eachother, ¼″ teak and holly ply laid inside. Decks: ¾″ plywood. Cabin sides: 3/8″ bead-board ply over 2x2 studs; 1/8″ paneling inside; Polyurethane foam core. Roofs: ¼″ ply over laminated beams; 1/8″ headliner, Polyurethane foam core. All exterior wood fabric/epoxy covered, polyurethane painted.

CONCEPT Houseboat for a couple, with a small child and occasional guests. Construction designed for ultimate simplicity and low cost. Not intended for use in open or rough waters. Foam-core uses common household “scoreboard” polystyrene 1 ½″ foam for strength, low cost and heat/cold retention.

PLANS By Reuel B. Parker PARKER MARINE ENTERPRISES

Plans include full-size Construction Section Drawings, Construction Notes, large-scale blueprints and a copy of The Sharpie Book (construction manual). Full Plans are $125 and can be purchased on line at www.parker-marine.com.

Design Specs

Designer: 
Reuel B. Parker
Year of Design: 
2004
LOA: 
36'
Beam: 
13' 8"
Draft: 
1' 6"
Displacement: 
24,000 lbs
Materials: 
Wood
Propulsion: 
Outboard
Skill Level to Build: 
Low
Available as: 
Complete Plans
Cost: 
$125
Contact Information: 

Email: info@parker-marine.com
Snailmail: Parker Marine Enterprises, PO Box 651429, Vero Beach, FL 32965