Boat Plans & Kits

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The Tandem Ashes Day

Trevor Paetkau
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Suitable for amatuer builders

A Light and Elegant Tandem for Day Paddlers and Light Overnighters. Easily driven, with moderate rocker and good initial stability.

The Ashes Tandem Day is quick to come up to speed, she’s maneuverable, and she’s beautiful.



Andrew Walters
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In the winter of 2012 a very good friend leant me an old copy of Nautical Quarterly. An article about Catboats caught my attention — I was and still am taken by their beautiful lines.

I decided to design one with the aim of building it...

29' Gartside Cutter

Paul Gartside
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Displacing more than 18,000 lbs, this is a big 29′ boat. She has a set of lines you can fall in love with. Construction: Carvel-planked over laminated frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip. Lofting is required. Plans include 5...

Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff

Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Designed by Joel White, the original boat was built plank-on-frame by Jimmy Steele (of Peapod fame), but no plans were ever drawn-until now.

Tom Hill and Eric Dow have taken lines off the original boat and Tom built the prototype and has...

Mini Skeeter Iceboat

John Eisenlohr
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The Mini Skeeter was made primarily as a fun leisure iceboat that I could use on smaller lakes. The goal I was aiming for is a small, comfortable, warm iceboat that looks elegant. The fuselage is about slightly more than10′ long. The beam is 82...

Oxford Shell

Chesapeake Light Craft
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The Oxford Shell™ is a swift, smooth running "recreational" shell suitable for all skill levels. Whether you're just learning how to row a sliding seat shell, or you're a seasoned expert.


Paolo Lodigiani
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The length of the American Whitehall of the 19th century was between 13′ and 23′. 16′ was the most typical length and the boats were built for 2 or 3 rowers. The classical boat has been re-elaborated to make the design of the boat coherent with...

Alden 18' O Boat

John Alden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A safe, versatile round-bottomed daysailer with generous freeboard and deep cockpit.

Construction Method: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip

Lofting is required