Morbic 12 Study Plans

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A lovely looking classic dinghy

Click HERE for full plans for Morbic 12

Hull length / waterline 3.67 / 3.35 m   Sail area 7.6 m²  
Breadth / waterline 1.55 / 1.30 m   Outboard motor 4 hp  
Draught 0.17 / 0.78 m   Crew 2 - 3  
Light weight / without rig 112 / 80 kg   Building time with kit 240 hours  

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Morbic 12 was designed to be:

  • A dinghy, able to take 1 to 3 crew, with a performing balanced lug, as the International 12 feet which has been an Olympic class.
  • A “sail and oar” boat, able to sail anywhere. The moderate size makes Morbic 12 an ideal boat for frequent single handling but she is able to take a crew of 3 and is fitted with 2 rowing thwarts.
  • And also a simple motorboat, with its generous transom width. A cut-out in the transom allows fitting a short-shaft outboard motor.

The small size of Morbic 12 allows such a multi-purpose use. Being light, she may be rowed easily, despite her generous breadth giving stability for sail and motor. Morbic 12 is:

  • A practical boat, the flat bottom making easy hauling on the strand,
  • A modern design, with clinker plywood, for easy construction by a first time home builder from the plan only,
  • Simple with the pivoting and removable centreboard and minimal structure items,
  • Safe with large side buoyancy tanks,
  • Light and so effortless,

Several rig options.
And all that keeping the lovely looking of a classic boat.

Morbic 12 kits are marketed by the main following partners:

In UK, Jordan Boats
In the USA, Clint chase
In France, Grand-Largue

More than 120 Morbic 12 have been built, and several builders have made blogs:

My Morbic, by Paul Waterman
Boudicca, by John Shelton
Building Morbic 12, by Martin Chambers
Morbic 12 Proteus

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