Canoes

  • 10' & 15'9" Chris Plans

    10' & 15'9" Chris Plans

    A model maker working for the advertising industry phoned me up and asked me to design a 10'x3' (3.05m x 0.92m) open canoe for the Labetts Lager advert! Apparently Malcolm the Mountie is to appear in front of the canoe in the advert and anything longer...

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  • 10' OUTBOARD MOTOR CANOE

    10' OUTBOARD MOTOR CANOE

    This canoe is a shortened version of the original 12'6" Outboard motor canoe for a client who wanted a more compact design which would be easier to store. Stitch and tape construction is used to make her quick and easy to build with a low construction...

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  • 10' Waterboy Plans

    10' Waterboy Plans

    This a smaller version of our popular 12’9” Waterboy. The design has the same high volume hull with tumblehome and 4 planks per side with a narrow flat bottom as it’s bigger brother. Construction is simple stitch and tape using 4mm ply...

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  • 11' Kate Open Canoe Plans

    11' Kate Open Canoe Plans

    Kate is similar in length to Little Kate but has a midship section which approaches that of the Christine (so you could look upon her as a shorter version of Christine). Kate has 5 planks per side.   11' Kate Particulars LOA 11' 3...

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  • 11' Little Kate Plans

    11' Little Kate Plans

    Our LITTLE KATE open canoe is a modification of the classic John Rushton Wee Lassie design which he was producing over a hundred years ago. The originals were of lapstrake Cedar planking but we have modified the design so that it can be built using the...

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  • 12' Asymmetric Baby Raven Plans

    12' Asymmetric Baby Raven Plans

    This canoe is based upon our Baby Raven which is an all round general purpose canoe—this asymmetric version gives a slightly faster craft for single handed use—she would also make a good sailing canoe and would fill the remit of a slightly smaller...

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  • 12' Asymmetric Strip Planked Baby Raven Plans

    12' Asymmetric Strip Planked Baby Raven Plans

    So far this is the smallest strip plank canoe we have designed - although we do know that strip planked version of our Little Kate design have been made simply by using the mould shapes we give for clinker construction and putting a curve through the...

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  • 12' Baby Raven Plans

    12' Baby Raven Plans

    The Baby Raven is a smaller version of the Raven canoe and has a similar midship shape with tumblehome—this puts the maximum beam down at the waterline maximizing stability whilst at the same time making it easier to paddle. She has 3 chines per side...

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  • 12' Electric Moto Craft Plans PDF

    12' Electric Moto Craft Plans PDF

    Free PDF Model to print, cut and build - click HERE I decided to add this smaller version of the Electric Moto Craft to my growing fleet of hulls after attending the first Electric Boat Show in Seattle, at the Center for Wooden Boats on Lake Union...

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  • 12'/16' Ranger Plans

    12'/16' Ranger Plans

    The Ranger is a simple multi-purpose canoe design for first time or young builders who want a quick, simple and low cost boat to get them onto inland waterways. Although a single chine design she still has graceful lines and she can be built both in 12'...

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  • 12'9" Waterboy Open Canoe Plans

    12'9" Waterboy Open Canoe Plans

    This canoe is based upon our Waterman 13 which has been given a larger capacity by introducing tumblehome into the topsides and giving her a little more depth—(14”/0.355m) - this makes her excellent for carrying larger loads on a short length and...

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  • 12'x30" Adirondack Guide Canoe Plans

    12'x30" Adirondack Guide Canoe Plans

    I have often admired the Adirondack style of Guide Boat with their swept back ends, gorgeous sheer line—often higher forward than aft and pinched entry and exit to their waterline—they came in several different sizes and styles—some with small...

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  • 13'6" Big Kate Open Canoe Plans

    13'6" Big Kate Open Canoe Plans

    The Little Kate has been a very popular design for those wanting a lightweight, easily portaged single canoe. I have been asked to use the lines of the original 27" beam version and extend it by 2' (0.61m) to 13'6". This produces a lightweight canoe,...

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  • 13'9" Christine Plans

    13'9" Christine Plans

    Christine is one of our most popular designs and is a lightweight open canoe for both occasional use and for single long distance trekking. She was designed for a client in Australia who wanted a canoe of similar design to our Little Kate and Pete...

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  • 14' Electric Moto Craft Plans PDF

    14' Electric Moto Craft Plans PDF

    This new design has been floating around in my head for several years now. I really didn’t want to do any kayak or canoe designs, as there are already enough of them out there in the world, and one more wasn’t really needed. So here’s...

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  • 14' Fisher Prospector Plans

    14' Fisher Prospector Plans

    A 14' version of our most popular canoe design - the 15' 8" Fisher Prospector. Over the years, the 15'8" Prospector has been cut down by those wanting a shorter version simply by cutting a piece out of the middle - this works but is not ideal and so I...

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  • 14' Peterborough Plans

    14' Peterborough Plans

    This is a 14’ version of our larger Peterborough design but in this case we have gone for a design with 7 planks per side. She still uses the simple stitch and tape method of construction and has seats for 2 crew. Midships depth is 12 1/2” (0...

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  • 14' Raven Plans

    14' Raven Plans

    By popular request, we have shortened the Raven to give a canoe easier to car-top on smaller vehicles. She can take 2 adults plus camping gear and uses the same simple stitch and tape construction process. The hull has the Raven family’s 3 panels per...

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  • 14'6" Hazelnut Plans

    14'6" Hazelnut Plans

    The Hazelnut has been designed for those who want a similar hull shape to the Peterborough model but without the turned up ends. This gives a flatter sheer line more like a guide boat—she retains the 5 plank per side shape with tumblehome for ease in...

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  • 15' Fisher Prospector Plans

    15' Fisher Prospector Plans

    Our 15' 8" Fisher Prospector is our most popular canoe design (go to Open Canoes 15'-17'). This new version has been requested by a client who wanted a similar canoe, slightly shorter and with 7 planks per side rather than the 5 of the original design...

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  • 15' Huntsman Plans

    15' Huntsman Plans

    The 15' Huntsman is a simple 2 planks per side open canoe with a V bottom and single chine making construction fast with the stitch and tape construction method. The canoe can take 2 adults and more if required and is ideal for trekking with camping...

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  • 15' Marathon Plans

    15' Marathon Plans

    The Marathon series of open canoes started with the Marathon 18 which was designed as a fast long distance canoe for a crew of 2 who would use her to race and portage around locks etc - so good straight line speed and light weight were essential...

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  • 15'10" Wren Plans

    15'10" Wren Plans

    The WREN is typical Canadian canoe built using the stitch and tape ply method. Her design was based upon an original Indian bark canoe and simplified for ply construction but without loosing the essence of her beautiful shape. She is very quick and...

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  • 15'6" Beaver Canoe/Skiff Plans

    15'6" Beaver Canoe/Skiff Plans

    The BEAVER is an ultra modern open canoe skiff using the latest methods of construction to make building time as short as possible. She has the same shape at both ends and each half of the boat is made in one piece of ply with simple darts cut into it...

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  • 15'7" Carrick Asymmetric Racing Plans

    15'7" Carrick Asymmetric Racing Plans

    The Carrick open canoe was designed for Tyrone Boats specifically for sail racing. She is certainly fast but is also very handy when paddled. She has 5 planks per side giving her a nicely rounded shape with a wide waterline beam for plenty of stability...

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  • 15'7" Peterborough Plans

    15'7" Peterborough Plans

    The name ‘Peterborough’ was often used to describe any open Canadian type canoe but more especially those with a lightly rockered hull which had a moderate beam and some tumblehome. Our example has relatively narrow waterlines fore and aft to make...

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  • 15'7" Raven Plans

    15'7" Raven Plans

    Adrian Cabedo (see the Wren) came back to us for a second design. He wanted a slightly more sophisticated design, still of the Canadian type, for long distance portaging and camping in Spain. Basing the new design on the Wren, we increased her beam to...

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  • 15'8" Fisher Prospector Plans

    15'8" Fisher Prospector Plans

    This is the Selway Fisher version of an old favourite - the Prospector type open canoe. The original Prospectors were originally designed in Canada and known as the "workhorse of the North". They had to have a good carrying capacity for all of the...

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  • 15'8" Strip Planked Prospector Plans

    15'8" Strip Planked Prospector Plans

    A Strip Planked version of our most popular design - the Fisher Prospector Open canoe - plans include full-size templates for the moulds and the sail plan of the FP16. 15'8" Strip Planked Prospector Particulars LOA 15'8" 4.76m Beam 35" 0...

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  • 16' Pete Plans

    16' Pete Plans

    This is the Selway Fisher version of an old favourite - the Prospector type open canoe. The original Prospectors were originally designed in Canada and known as the "workhorse of the North". They had to have a good carrying capacity for all of the...

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  • 16' Robin Plans

    16' Robin Plans

    The ROBIN is a design requested by a client who had already built one of our Wren stitch and tape ply canoes and who wanted a similar craft in strip planked construction with a sweet round bilge shape. The basic parameters for this design are similar to...

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  • 16' Strip Planked Pete Canoe Plans

    16' Strip Planked Pete Canoe Plans

    This is an example of how we can, using our YachtCAD system, change a design from a multi-chine ply hull shape to a round bilged hull shape suitable for strip planking (or visa versa). A client wanted the graceful shape of our Pete canoe—but he wanted...

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  • 17' Hazelnut Open Canoe

    17' Hazelnut Open Canoe

    The requirement was for a canoe with the same stability, capacity and maneuverability as the 17' Prospector but without the high swept back ends and a flatter sheer line. So I took the Prospector model and kept the same mid-section with it's tumblehome...

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  • 17' Prospector Open Canoe

    17' Prospector Open Canoe

    We developed the hull panel shapes for a stretched version of the Fisher Prospector some time ago and now we have completed the set of drawings. She has the same 5 planks per side, generous rocker to the bottom and tumblehome in her topsides that the...

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  • 18' Electric Moto Craft Plans PDF

    18' Electric Moto Craft Plans PDF

    I decided to add this larger version of the Electric Moto Craft to my growing fleet of EMC hulls after a comment and request from one of my YouTube subscribers. He had been watching one of my how-to videos on building the 14ft version of the...

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  • 18' Ralph

    18' Ralph

    Ralph has been designed as an open trekking canoe. The client who asked us to draw her up wanted a large open canoe that could take a family safely exploring Scottish sea lochs. She therefore had to handle the short chop and winds that often cut across...

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  • 18' Waka Ama Hawaiian Canoe

    18' Waka Ama Hawaiian Canoe

    This is an outrigger canoe of classic Hawaiian design. Classes of these craft are very popular, especially in places like New Zealand where they are raced in various lengths—this example being one of the shortest. They are noted for their stability...

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  • 18'6" Marathon Asymmetric Canoe

    18'6" Marathon Asymmetric Canoe

    The 18’6” Marathon open canoe has been designed for serious long distance paddling. She has 5 planks per side and uses the stitch and tape method of construction for ease, low cost and lightness. Her hull shape is asymmetric giving her a low drag...

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  • 20' Freight

    20' Freight

    This canoe has been designed for a client who wanted a canoe which would take a crew of 8 or so adolescents. She is designed to be built and transported in two halves (although she can be built in one piece) and bolted together at the waters edge...

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  • 20' Seajay Plans

    20' Seajay Plans

    This is a larger version of the Beaver design incorporating the same simple compound hull construction with a ‘U’ shaped mid section and a gentle ‘V’ section at either end. The drawings show an optional double masted rig for easy sailing and...

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  • 20' x 28" Marathon Asymmetric Canoe Plans

    20' x 28" Marathon Asymmetric Canoe Plans

    This design is a development of the 18’6” Marathon open canoe with it's easily driven asymmetric hull shape. Beam has been reduced to 28" which is positioned down at the waterline. Like her smaller sister she has 5 planks per side and uses the...

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  • 24' Tikopian Canoe Plans

    24' Tikopian Canoe Plans

    The Tikopian 24 is based on the 18' Waka Ama and uses the same stitch and tape plywood construction process. She has 4 seats plus stowage compartments in the ends of the canoe but can be fitted out in various ways - ie. with more seats and storage. The...

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  • 35' Dragon Racing Canoe Plans

    35' Dragon Racing Canoe Plans

    This is a 7 or 8 man racing canoe (plus steersman) for stitch and tape plywood construction using mainly 12mm plywood. She can be made in boltable sections and therefore shortened/lengthened amidships to vary the number crewing her.. She has been...

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  • 40' Dragon Plans

    40' Dragon Plans

    Well, this is a boat for the purely insane or totally inebriated!, and it is an example of the wide range of boat designs that we are asked to produce from clients all over the world. Basically, she is a slightly thinned and greatly stretched Waterman...

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  • 6' Baby Kate Open Canoe Plans

    6' Baby Kate Open Canoe Plans

    The Baby Kate is a mini development of our Kate series of open canoes - it is meant as a toy and not serious use with a child and can be built from a single sheet of 3 or 4mm plywood. 6' Baby Kate...

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  • Artemis Sailing Canoe Plans

    Artemis Sailing Canoe Plans

    DESCRIPTION ARTEMIS was designed as a solo cruising sailing canoe and as a paddling canoe for two. Brian Pearson (aka keyhavenpotterer) provided so much input that I name him as a co-developer here. ARTEMIS started as a design for myself, to be used on...

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  • Baby Wren Plans

    Baby Wren Plans

    The Baby Wren canoe was designed for Tyrone Boats and is a smaller single seat version of our 15’10’’ Wren Canadian canoe. She has a similar hull shape with a flat (but rockered) bottom hull panel and two chines per side. This makes her...

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  • Beth Classic Sailing Canoe Plans PDF

    Beth Classic Sailing Canoe Plans PDF

    For printed plans for Beth, click HERE. A Caveat I have decided to make plans for my sailing canoe "Beth" available through Duckworks, but there is a serious caveat: This boat is only suitable for people with a reasonable sailing background. Someone who...

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  • Chautauqua  Plans PDF

    Chautauqua Plans PDF

    A sensational sailing canoe 15' 3" x 38" - 4.65m x 94cm Maximum recommended capacity - 375lbs - 171kg Weight: 65lbs - 30kg Sail area: 61 square feet - 5.7m To inquire about a frame kit for this boat click HERE. For printed plans of Chautauqua, click...

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  • Cinderella Free Plans

    Cinderella Free Plans

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE 144 by 30in flat-bottomed, round-sided, elegant but easy to build canoe intended for stitch and glue construction using 3/8in marine ply epoxy and tape on the inside and either epoxy and tape or glass...