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Canoes & Kayaks

  • 16' Hazelnut Clinker Canoe

    16' Hazelnut Clinker Canoe

    The 16' Hazelnut is based on the 17' version but has been drawn up with the clinker/ply construction method in mind using a building jig and moulds to gain the plank shapes. She has 5 planks per side.The plank shapes and building details are also...

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  • 16' Koa Hawaiian Fishing Canoe

    16' Koa Hawaiian Fishing Canoe

    This design is a modern interpretation of the traditional Koa fishing canoes which were 'dugouts' and made from a single log. The hull has a narrow flat bottom with 4 planks per side - the top hull panel has some tumblehome in it to emulate the log shape...

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  • 14' Asymmetric Raven Plans

    14' Asymmetric Raven Plans

    Based on our 14' Raven which is one of our most popular canoe designs, this asymmetric version is for single long distance use with plenty of capacity to carry camping gear and provisions. The asymmetric hull shape will make her excellent at tracking,...

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  • 14' Adirondack Guide Canoe

    14' Adirondack Guide Canoe

    I am often asked to modify one of my stock designs to suit individual requirements and that is how the 14' Adirondack came about - this design is a development of the 12' x 39" Adirondack canoe (see earlier on this page) and is a roomy guide boat...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Waterman 16 Plans

    Waterman 16 Plans

    The Waterman canoes are more than simple open Canadian type canoes; they are a complete canoeing experience - from simply being a family open day canoe to a camping/sailing/portaging craft capable of being used to explore normally impenetrable rivers and...

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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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  • Waterman 12 Plans

    Waterman 12 Plans

    This is a new design for 2001 - we were asked to reduce the length of the Waterman 13 by a foot so that she could be made in 2 boltable halves and fitted into the back of a van for transporting to the water. She was also to be the client's first venture...

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  • 18'6" Ocean Crossing Kayak Plans

    18'6" Ocean Crossing Kayak Plans

    The Ocean Crossing Kayak is the first stage in an experimental project - some ocean going kayaks are quite large with volume to carry extensive stores and are made from exotic materials to keep weight down - some have 'castles' at bow and stern so that...

    $27.00 - $162.00
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  • 23'6" Brambling Electric Canoe Plans

    23'6" Brambling Electric Canoe Plans

    A leisurely craft from the Edwardian and Victorian eras - days of elegance on the Thames with parasols and wine! we were commissioned to design such a canoe, to be powered by a Gebofa electric 1.6 hp sail drive unit and constructed using modern clinker...

    $34.00 - $270.00
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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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  • 12-16' Strip Planked Motor Canoe Plans

    12-16' Strip Planked Motor Canoe Plans

    This is a strip planked version of our plywood motor canoes—because she is strip planked over computer generated moulds, the spacing between the moulds can be altered to give any length between 12’ and 16’. Apart from using an outboard motor...

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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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  • 17' Strip Planked Sealion Plans

    17' Strip Planked Sealion Plans

    The Sealion was originally modelled on our Seafox sea kayak but the use of Cedar Strip planking for her construction allows a more graceful and curvaceous shape both for the hull and the deck. She is built over computer faired mould shapes set up on a...

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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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  • 17' Siton Kayak Plans

    17' Siton Kayak Plans

    This is a modern ‘sit-on’ type kayak where the cockpits are essentially open and sealed from the remainder of the kayak. The areas around the cockpits are used for both storage and buoyancy.Construction uses 3 or 4mm plywood throughout and the stitch...

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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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  • 18' Outboard Motor Canoe Plans

    18' Outboard Motor Canoe Plans

    I was asked to take the 15’ (4.58m) Outboard Motor Canoe design extend it to 18' and also add 2" (50mm) to the hull depth. This new design uses the same basic hull shape with it’s narrow flat bottom panel with 3 further panels added each side to form...

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  • 12'6" Esk Sea Kayak Plans

    12'6" Esk Sea Kayak Plans

    Like her bigger sister, the 12’ 6” Esk is a development of our Dart design. She has the swept up bow and flared out forward sections to help her in choppy waters—and we have retained the knife edge to the rear sections to give her good...

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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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  • 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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  • Arctic Skua Canoe Yawl Plans

    Arctic Skua Canoe Yawl Plans

    The Arctic Skua is a lightweight canoe yawl that has a nod towards the small canoe yawls that were popular in Europe during the last century for touring and racing. She uses 4mm ply and the stitch and tape method of construction to produce a easily built...

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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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  • Waterman 13 Plans

    Waterman 13 Plans

    The Waterman canoes are more than simple open Canadian type canoes; they are a complete canoeing experience - from simply being a family open day canoe to a camping/sailing/portaging craft capable of being used to explore normally impenetrable rivers and...

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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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  • 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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  • 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' 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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  • 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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  • 17' Esk Sea Kayak Plans

    17' Esk Sea Kayak Plans

    The 17’ Esk is a development of our 2 other Esk designs. She has the same swept up bow and flared out the forward sections to help her in choppy waters and her additional length gives her more storage space and a good ride in choppy waters. She...

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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' Trican Motor Canoe Plans

    15' Trican Motor Canoe Plans

    The client who asked for this design, Jim Ferguson (who has sadly now passed on), wanted a design that could be used in a number of ways - a true multi-role craft for use in Australian waters. The main hull can be used by itself as a simple motor canoe...

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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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  • 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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  • 12'6" Outboard Motor Canoe Plans

    12'6" Outboard Motor Canoe Plans

    This canoe is an adaptation of our Waterman 16 Mk2 open canoe requested by a client who wanted a lightweight craft which he could easily car top and which would safely take a small outboard motor to use for fishing and camping. Her beam has been widened...

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  • 50/50 Sailing Canoe Plans

    50/50 Sailing Canoe Plans

    A 50/50 canoe is a boat which has been designed and built with the intention that it should be as easily and efficiently powered by sail as it is by paddle (in this case a double paddle). This means that the rig needs to be both efficient and easy to...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 18'6" Silent Explorer

    18'6" Silent Explorer

    For moving silently up remote quiet creeks and rivers to picnic amongst the Willows and enjoy country side not seen by many, we have designed this attractive electric canoe. Construction uses the strip plank process using computer faired mould shapes...

    $34.00 - $270.00
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  • Dart 14 Plans

    Dart 14 Plans

    The sporty 14’ single kayak (now in it’s mark 2 version) has a beam of 24’’ and a ‘V’ bottomed soft chine shape giving plenty of stability with a very good tracking and low wetted surface area hull. Construction uses just 2 1/2 sheets of...

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