Cabin Sailboats 16' to 19'

  • Geriatric Motor Sailor Plans Supplement

    Geriatric Motor Sailor Plans Supplement

    Note: You will also need to purchase the Curlew plans to build this boat  This is an additional set of sketches, drawings and notes allowing the builder to construct a larger version of the Curlew adapted to be a motor sailor - the mark 2...
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  • Heather Printed Plans

    Heather Printed Plans

    For a digital version instant download, click HERE Heather is a compact double-ended center cockpit pilot house motorsailer, 16'2" LOA. Her styling was inspired by Scottish fishing trawlers and her trim work by US West Coast trollers. Her construction is...
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  • Long Steps Printed Plans

    Long Steps Printed Plans

    Long Steps For Long Steps Study Plan PDF, click HERE For Long Steps Plans Digital Download, click HERE LOA 19'6" Beam 5'7" Draft 3'8"/8" Water ballast 265 lb Sail Area 136 sq ft Max load 1056 lb   I think that I’ve mentioned before, that in my...
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  • ECO 520 PDF

    ECO 520 PDF

    The ECO 520 is the next catamaran from my jigsaw series. The first was the DUO 480 C. For study plans, click HERE The clue is, that the hulls can be build laying flat on a table. Starting with the outward hull side. To make boat building for a first...
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  • Picara Plans PDF

    Picara Plans PDF

    CABIN SAILBOAT, 18' X 6", 1300 POUNDS EMPTY A while back I presented a design called Fatcat2 which was a 15' x 6' unballasted sailing cuddy catboat. It is still in the prototype catalog, although one was built a few years ago but never used to...
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  • Normsboat Plans PDF

    Normsboat Plans PDF

    CABIN SAILBOAT, 18' X 5-1/2", 600 POUNDS EMPTY Normsboat was designed for Norm Wolf of Washington D.C. to join a group of trailer traveling shallow water sailors. He wanted the ability to motor and self rescue in a knockdown. Simplicity of...
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  • Hapscut Plans PDF

    Hapscut Plans PDF

    SAILING PRAM, 18' X 6.5', 450 POUNDS EMPTY Hapscut, Sailboat, 18' X 6.5', 450 POUNDS EMPTY In 2010 I was lucky enough to sail the TX200 with Chuck Leinweber in his Caprice. Chuck had me design Laguna just for this event and the Laguna fleet did quite...
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  • Caroline Plans PDF

    Caroline Plans PDF

    SAILBOAT, 18' X 6', 750 POUNDS EMPTY Caroline started as a blend of Philsboat and Frolic2. The idea was for a little more cabin room than Philsboat and hopefully with the same seakeeping ability that Frolic2 has demonstrated. I made it a...
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  • AF3 Plans PDF

    AF3 Plans PDF

    AF3 plans come with two sailplans: the original sharpie spritsail (as seen in the photo below) and a balanced lugsail option. AF3, CUDDY SHARPIE, 16' X 5', 250 POUNDS EMPTY The AF3 (the original design study was called "Alison's Fiddle") prototype was...
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  • Sweet Pea Printed Plans

    Sweet Pea Printed Plans

    To download a study plan for Sweet Pea, click HERE For a full Sweet Pea Plan Digital Download, click HERE Sweet Pea was designed to produce a racer for a club I based on a very large estuary. With a mostly mature membership and close to 200 miles of...
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  • Lynx 16 Plans

    Lynx 16 Plans

    The LYNX 16 has been designed to meet the needs of the sailer who requires a modern small trailable boat. To retain the maximum possible internal living space she has twin bilgeboards which are mounted in cases below the bunks leaving the sole space...
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  • TLC 19 and Windy 580 Plans

    TLC 19 and Windy 580 Plans

    Around the dam or around the world~ Easily handled weekender~ Performance for racing~ Accommodation for family weekending~ Towing with family car~ Small enough for children to participate meaningfully ~ Basis of only open boat circum-navigation in...
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  • Skylark 16 Mk2 Plans

    Skylark 16 Mk2 Plans

    This version of the Skylark class of pram dinghies was at the request of a client who wanted a comfortable river boat with the simplicity of construction of the smaller Skylark stitch and tape dinghies and with the large size that a pram shape of this...
    $27.00 - $135.00
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  • Jangada 488 Plans PDF

    Jangada 488 Plans PDF

    Jangadas are traditional fishing boat on the north coast of Brazil, originally simple log rafts. The Jangada 488 is a special surf scow, with the choice of a Bermudian or a crab claw rig, barn door or lifting rudder, and optional seating wings...
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  • Scram Pram Plans PDF

    Scram Pram Plans PDF

    Scram Pram is an interesting boat that I designed for Wil Gordon of Houston a few years ago. He built the prototype shown above, including making that multicolored sail. Wil had owned some production pocket cruisers and had sailed in Karl James' Jewelbox...
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  • Sharpie 550 Plans PDF

    Sharpie 550 Plans PDF

    Simple sharpie pocket cruiser for coastal and off-shore cruising. This project start as a special order from “Tigrou”, a guy how really knows what he wants, and also a skilled boat builder. We have in common quite a fascination for junk sail...
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  • 16' Grey Swan Plans

    16' Grey Swan Plans

    The Grey Swan is a traditional gaff cutter of multi chine hull shape with a length over deck (LOD) of only 16’ allowing much of her construction to be completed in a small work space. The original plans show her built using pre shaped ply bulkheads...
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  • 17'6" Evening Swan Plans

    17'6" Evening Swan Plans

    One of our clients, Mr. Masters liked the Grey Swan but wanted a cruiser just a little bit bigger so that she could accommodate an inboard engine and provide more room for a basic galley and stowage for a Porta-loo. Having extended the Grey Swan hull,...
    $34.00 - $304.00
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  • Pelegrin Printed Plans

    Pelegrin Printed Plans

    For Peligrin Study Plan instant download, click HERE For Peligrin Full Printed Plans, click HERE Most languages have a word which conveys the image of the wanderer, someone who has a dreamy far away look in their eye, who stays for a day or three then...
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  • 18' Morning Tide Plans

    18' Morning Tide Plans

    Many moons ago when I first started as a designer with McGruers on the Gareloch, I drew the lines of a 19' pocket cruiser for myself, partly as the day job was full of racing yachts - I never got to build her but the drawing was kept safe and would...
    $34.00 - $338.00
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  • YM Senior Plans

    YM Senior Plans

    The YM Senior is a lovely little pocket cruiser design by the late Kenneth M. Gibbs. Ken Gibbs designed some lovely ply sailing boats many of which used to feature in the original Yachting Monthly magazine. I had much pleasure in sailing a Senior many...
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  • Firecrest  15/17'6" Plans

    Firecrest 15/17'6" Plans

    This is a simply constructed miniature schooner for the sailing man who likes a classic sail plan. Normally, you would not find a schooner rig on any boat less than 30’ long and therefore less complicated rigs can be used. But if you like plenty of...
    $34.00 - $203.00
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  • 16' Goshawk Plans

    16' Goshawk Plans

    The Goshawk was designed for an American company for use in their boat hire business. The design brief called for a boat which was tough and which, for only a 16' length, would have as comfortable a cabin space as possible. To go with this, she had to...
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  • 19' Jola Gaff Cutter Plans

    19' Jola Gaff Cutter Plans

    This cracker of a little ship, will take you cruising into shallow waters and creeks whilst at the same time provide a seaworthy yacht for coastal and cross-channel sailing. Starting from aft, she has an outboard well, spacious self-draining...
    $34.00 - $338.00
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  • Q-17 Plans PDF

    Q-17 Plans PDF

    The Q-17 is a plywood sloop designed for the amateur builder. The construction is Taped Seam with FRP sheathing, which means that it is permanently tight and a strong, one piece structure. All parts are detailed so that they may be prefabricated. No...
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  • Bluestone Free Plans

    Bluestone Free Plans

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE The hull This boat is intended as a lightweight pocket cruiser with easily driven lines and a traditionally inspired sailplan. The epoxy lapstrake hull is based on a proven US type.The design is a...
  • Ptarmigan 17' Plans

    Ptarmigan 17' Plans

    The 6’ beam version of the Ptarmigan 15 is quite popular and now we have extended the whole design to 17’x6’11’’. Although only 2’ longer than her sister, the Ptarmigan 17 has quite a bit more volume for...
    $34.00 - $236.00
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  • Jewelbox Plans PDF

    Jewelbox Plans PDF

    Here is a boat that is supposed to be self righting to a great degree without ballast! Jewelbox has the combination proven by Bolger's Birdwatcher of high sides with a thick bottom and low down crew weight to act as ballast. Karl James told me his boat...
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  • 19'6" Pocket Cruiser Plans

    19'6" Pocket Cruiser Plans

    This little ship, with it’s shallow draft, is ideal for exploring estuaries as well as for coastal cruising with a young family. Having bilge keels means that she will dry out level making her easily berthed in a creek. LOD (Length over deck)...
    $34.00 - $465.00
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  • Koalen 18

    Koalen 18

    Pocket cruiser and traditional gaffer 18′ 1/2 For a study Plan digital download, click HERE Hull length / waterline    5.64 / 5.05 m Sail area    23.3 m² Breadth / waterline    2.22 / 1.82...
    $475.00 - $660.00
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  • Swaggie Printed Plans

    Swaggie Printed Plans

    For a Swaggie Study Plan download, click HERE For Full Swaggie Plans in the form of a Digital Download, click HERE Swaggie: (Australian slang) A tramp, or itinerant who carries his bedroll, or "Swag" upon his back. My client loves small craft and has...
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  • Piepowder 16 Plans

    Piepowder 16 Plans

    "Piepowder", A perky little yacht with ocean-going abilityGRP minimum cruising cutterEvery man has his own ideas about his perfect yacht. The boat of one man's dreams is that of nightmares to another.The young guy who commissioned this design was set on...
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  • Tracker 18 Plans

    Tracker 18 Plans

    This craft which is based upon the Highlander 18, has been developed for a client in Australia specifically for trailing across rough terrain in order to explore out of the way creeks and rivers which would otherwise be difficult to get to. She has room...
    $27.00 - $101.00
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  • Toon19 Plans PDF

    Toon19 Plans PDF

    John Trussel built the prototype Toon19 in South Carolina. He had built several boats before this one including a Mixer of my design. He wrote this essay about his Toon19: Toon 19 For a number of years I have owned various "shallow water cruisers" (to...
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  • Blobster Plans PDF

    Blobster Plans PDF

    Blobster has a lot of features I like in a boat. Lots of volume for its size, sort of like Micro or Scram Pram. The multichine shape is almost exactly like Scram's but this one does not have a Birdwatcher cabin. It has the more traditional cabin with a...
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  • Naut 575 Plans PDF

    Naut 575 Plans PDF

    A larger modular Naut with choice of rig, junk ketch or schooner, and roof shape. 19 feet sailboat for four overnight, for coastal waters. Ballasted dagger board with lead, and an inside ferrociment ballast, huge lounge cabin. Two chines hull...
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  • Cape Cutter 19 Plans

    Cape Cutter 19 Plans

    Gunkholing at its best."Zest" (hull #2) snug in a tiny covealong the shores of False Bay Pretty as a picture ~ The charm of tradition~ Accommodation for family weekending~ Comfortable cockpit~ Towing behind the family car~ Choice of gaff or...
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  • 16' Mystery Plans

    16' Mystery Plans

    16’x 6’4’’x 8’’ (3’6’’ with board down). Approx. 450 lbs. lightweight with 120 lbs. of ballast. An ultra simple cruiser of double chine shape using pre-shaped ply panels for the hull. Can sleep two in the cabin and two in the cockpit...
    $27.00 - $122.00
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  • Sam Plans

    Sam Plans

    The SAM is not suitable as a cruise boat, even if a "Spartan" sports crew might use it occasionally also for this scope - as long as it is clear that its main purpose is that of a nautical camping boat, rather than a real cruiser. The PUCK REGATA has...
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  • 19'6" Lark Dory

    19'6" Lark Dory

    19’6’’x 5’8’’x 11’’ (min.). May be built in two halves and bolted together as a fishing/motor dory or as a sailing dory with or without the cubby/cabin. Pre-shaped side hull panels are fastened to the...
    $27.00 - $263.00
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  • Highlander 19'6" Plans

    Highlander 19'6" Plans

    This boat is a stretched version of the Highlander 18 for a client who wanted the biggest boat that he could comfortably trail extensively behind a medium sized family saloon without a lot of effort and which could also offer enclosed accommodation. The...
    $27.00 - $240.00
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  • Puck Cruise Plans

    Puck Cruise Plans

    About the Puck Regatta and the Puck Cruise: The Puck Cruise version is a Micro class boat designed for cruising, more space for the cabin, the boat is wider at the waterline and it's a plywood construction (chine hull). It's a boat for small...
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  • Micro18 Plans

    Micro18 Plans

    This project presents the amateur builder with little more difficulty than building an Enterprise dinghy. She is of multi-chine configuration with pre-shaped bottom, hog and bulkheads for quick construction. The latest low waterline beam/planing design...
    $34.00 - $304.00
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  • 19'6" White Swan Plans

    19'6" White Swan Plans

    After many requests from clients, the 16’ Grey Swan has been stretched in this new version to 19’6’’, The beam has not been increased too much to enhance sailing performance and the additional 3’6’’ in...
    $34.00 - $338.00
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  • 16' Sand Grouse Plans

    16' Sand Grouse Plans

    The Sand Grouse was originally conceived as a more sophisticated version of a Skylark 16 with a pointed bow. An additional chine was added to sweeten her lines and her hull depth was increased to help sitting headroom in the cabin. She has an outboard...
    $27.00 - $182.00
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  • Marsh Duck PDF

    Marsh Duck PDF

    The Marsh Duck Story For almost 3 years, 2006-8, I spent about half-time traveling on a bicycle. It's a wonderful way to go: simplicity, freedom, intimate connection with the natural world and with people along the way. And then it was time for a change ...
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  • Puck Regata Plans

    Puck Regata Plans

    About the Puck Regatta and the Puck Cruise: The Puck Cruise version is a Micro class boat designed for cruising, more space for the cabin, the boat is wider at the waterline and it's a plywood construction (chine hull). It's a boat for small...
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  • Galway 18 Plans

    Galway 18 Plans

    The Galway 18 has been designed as a replacement for a client’s ageing Lysander and incorporates a number of his thoughts and ideas on the design of a safe cruising boat of this size. The main requirement is, of course, that she should be easily...
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