An American client wanted to produce a replica of the African Queen and saw our Ijssel launch as offering a craft of similar style - so we increased her length to 30' and beam to 8' (later we were asked to increase the beam still further to 10' and this alteration is included with the plans. The layout is for a simple open arrangement and this may be altered to suit and she could certainly take a saloon/cabin.
Like her smaller sister, she has well flared forward sections with a full midships section leading into a pretty wineglass transom. The computer faired mould sections and details are given for Cedar Strip construction but the plans include construction details for steel as well.
30' Ijssel Particulars
|Beam||8' and 10'||2.44m and 3.05m|
|Hull Mid Depth||3'10"||1.16m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||3.44 and 4.33 tons||3.5 and 4.4 tonnes|
|Engine||35-50 hp inboard|
|Hull Shape||Round bilge|
|Construction Methods||Steel (10' beam) and strip plank|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||2740' of 1" x 1 3/4" (835m of 25x45mm) WRC|
|Drawing/Design Package||10 x A1 drawings + 6 x A4 instruction/spec sheets|
|Additions and alterations included with the plans|