Simon Watts International 14

The time of England’s racing dinghies was dominated by Uffa Fox’s boat the “Alarm”. Simon's take on the expert design is a tribute to an age of lightning-quick wooden racing boats.

An International 14 is like no other boat I’ve ever sailed: responsive, light on the tiller and able to take advantage of even the ghost of a wind. I think of this boat as a classic because it marks a high point in the evolution of this particular class. By making plans and a building manual available I’m hoping that others will consider building one of these unique boats.

Simon’s son Richard handles the sale of the I-14 plans, but Simon himself can be contacted with questions at simonawatts@earthlink.net.

Design Specs

Designer: 
Simon Watts
Year of Design: 
2014
LOA: 
Fourteen feet
Beam: 
Five feet
Displacement: 
Two hundred and twenty-five pounds
Materials: 
Wood
Propulsion: 
Sail, oars
Skill Level to Build: 
Expert
Available as: 
Complete Plans
Cost: 
$24
Contact Information: 

Richard Watts
watts@gmavt.net