Daysailers

Daysailer 24'

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa

If we have to base ourselves on market demand before 2008, the two daysailers that we propose are very small. At that time, generally characterized by a continuous increase in boat size, it seemed as though a daysailer could not be less than 12 m...

KIS 4.7

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

We designed KIS dinghies in order to meet a very practical need of amateur boatbuilders. Since they often find themselves in trouble in building masts, sails and rig of their boats and are likely to spend in these items much more than what they...

KIS 4.2S

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
amateur

We designed KIS dinghies in order to meet a very practical need of amateur boatbuilders. Since they often find themselves in trouble in building masts, sails and rig of their boats and are likely to spend in these items much more than what they...

BLITZ 420

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
amateur

The Blitz420 sportive dinghy. The sleek lines and narrow hull makes it fast and fun, especially with weak and medium winds. The boat offers a great stability using the two outer wings, both as a springboard for the balance of the boat in...

DP 14'

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
amateur

Simplicity of construction, user friendliness (both for single or double) and high performance – all of this with reasonable costs. These are the main priorities which lie at the base of the DP 14’ design and which justify the main choices made,...

KIS 4.0

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
medium

We designed KIS dinghies in order to meet a very practical need of amateur boatbuilders. Since they often find themselves in trouble in building masts, sails and rig of their boats and are likely to spend in these items much more than what they...

Goat Island Skiff

Designer: 
Michael Storer
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Harbor Woodworks offers custom kits and boats, tailored to your specifications and desired level of completion. We ship to the U.S. and Canada.

The Goat Island Skiff is a brilliant combination of simplicity and competence. Slightly...

Navigator

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner to Intermediate

Harbor Woodworks offers custom kits and boats, tailored to your specifications and level of completion. We ship to the U.S. and Canada.

Some of John's description follows --

“Navigator has turned out to be the surprise package of...

Janette

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner to Intermediate

Harbor Woodworks offers custom kits and boats, tailored to your specifications and level of completion. We ship to the U.S. and Canada.

Some of John’s description follows --

“The aim here was to reorient the boat from a rowing...

DragonFlyer 3.2 kit

Designer: 
John Brooks
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner to intermediate

DragonFlyer 3.2 is a great boat for all ages to build. We built the first boat, Zip, with our four kids, then aged seven to twelve and they all had a great time and learned along the way. The kit includes precision-cut, high-quality marine...

Catboat

Designer: 
Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

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...

Strike 18 sailing trimaran

Designer: 
Woods Designs

The 18ft STRIKE is a sailing trimaran design that uses a 16ft beach cat as the outriggers/amas and rig. The main hull is plywood and has a dory shape that is extremely easy to build. The cabin top is removable to convert a fast day sailing boat...

Old Gaffer

Designer: 
Peterson Associates Inc.
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate

18′ double ended, auxiliary daysailer.

Gaff rigged sloop with large cockpit and small cudy forward.

Traditional carvel construction with outboard rudder and ballast keel.

Many boat built to this design over the years...

Milford 20

Designer: 
Neville Watkinson & Mark Fitzgerald
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

The Milford 20 is a trailer-able shoal draft sharpie schooner modelled on the New Haven sharpies of the late 19th. century. It was inspired by Mark Fitzgerald’s FLORIDAYS design, as published in Reuel Parker’s Sharpie Book and featured in...

25' Dark Harbor 17 1/2

Designer: 
B.B. Crowninshield
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

25′ LOA carvel-planked daysailer with small cabin.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

Seaclipper 10

Designer: 
John Marples
Skill Level to Build: 
beginning

This 10′ long solo trainer and harbor racer is fun for the entire family.  The crew sits in a secure cockpit, steering with foot pedals, with all sail controls arranged on a dashboard, close at hand.  Performance is lively, with good...

7' 7" Nutshell Sailing Kit

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic

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.xx

The ladder frame—the “foundation” of the boat—is now included with...

Shellback Sailing Kit

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

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...

16' Quattro Catamaran

Designer: 
Richard and Lilian Woods
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic

High performance beach cat which is striking to look at and exciting to sail.

Well-detailed plans of simple and rugged stitch-and-glue plywood hulls.

Construction: Stitch-and-glue plywood over bulkhead frames.

No lofting is...