Rowing Craft

Simon Watts Sea Urchin Dinghy

Designer: 
Sam Manning, Bill Nielsen, and Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

These handsome, practical row boats were routinely built by Nova Scotia shipwright, Jim Smith in six days, painted and ready for the water.

Simon Watts’ designs for these boats are a great way to get introduced to boatbuilding and rowing....

Simon Watts Petaluma Rowing Shell

Designer: 
Gregg Sabourin, Bill Nielsen, and Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Wooden rowing shells are rare in the age of carbon fiber, but if you’re not trying to win the Charles they’re a joy to row and a great way to exercise. Simon’s design comes from the 1920s, and his digital plans bring a modern eye to a classic...

Noank Pulling Boat

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

The Noank Pulling Boat is an 18′ x 36″ [5.5m x 91cm] sliding seat rowing boat suitable for open water travel. It has two large floatation chambers that can store a massive amount of gear if you should wish to go for an expedition.

This...

Dispro 16

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

We included in our catalog this boat for a request of one of our customers who identified in this model the traditional American boat, whose designs were published in WoodenBoat magazine, with the strange name “Dispro”, which meant the “...

Mollyhawk

Designer: 
John Welsford
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.

Mollyhawk is the longer, and I think - more useful and competent - version of an earlier boat...

Linnet

Designer: 
Woods Designs
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The LINNET is a seaworthy rowing boat that has been specifically designed for sea use. Accordingly it does not have outriggers or a sliding seat while a small daggerboard is fitted to help prevent being blown sideways by the wind. A good load...

ROBIN

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

10′ x 3′8″ Double Ender Dinghy.

Designed for paddling, rowing or sailing and for construction in laminated wood or fiberglass.

Able to carry on car top as canoe or on boat deck as yacht tender.

Seats three and has two...

The Open Boat

Designer: 
Jim Flood
Skill Level to Build: 
Very low

This is a design for a basic hull made from one piece of closed cell foam 1m x 4m x 50mm thick. The trade name is Plastazote and there is a distributor in the USA.

The hull can be used to develop a rowing skiff, canoe, kayak or sailing...

9' 6" Nutshell Rowing Kit

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic

Our pre-cut kits have been cut by computer-guided routers to provide you with extremely accurate parts. And, the kits come with just about everything needed except the elbow grease.

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

Shellback Rowing 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 extremely 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...

18' Single Shell FIREFLY

Designer: 
Ken Bassett
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

An entry-level sliding-seat pulling boat. Provides rewarding speed in an easily built hull with enough stability to keep a beginner out of trouble. Construction: Plywood. No lofting is required. Plans include 5 sheets.

Pulling Boat, LIZ

Designer: 
Ken Bassett
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Elegant, high-performance, sliding-seat pulling boat designed to mitigate the speed-robbing pitching associated with some sliding-seat craft.
Construction: Lapstrake planked over steamed frames.
Alternative construction: Cold-molded,...

20' Bangor Packet

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Lightweight, reasonably seaworthy recreational single with a sliding seat and outriggers.

Construction: Cold molded

Lofting is required

Plans include 5 sheets.

22'6 Kingfisher Shell

Designer: 
Graeme King
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

V-bottomed single shell with sliding seat, outriggers and light plywood construction.

Construction: Plywood planking over bulkhead-type frames.

No lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.