YM Senior Plans

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Printed plans shipped and PDF plans emailed from Selway Fisher


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 years ago on the Thames. For her length, she seemed to accommodate a good sized cockpit and a useful cabin.

Life turns full circle and l have been asked to produce the hull construction details for a modern stitch and tape version. I did this for the Yachting World Heron to rekindle interest in the wood version and l am very happy to do the same for the Senior.

The details we have are for the hull construction only and for the bilge/ballast keel version and the builder would need to purchase a copy of the original plans (presently available on CD from the Eventide Owner’s Group (

Senior Particulars

LOA 16' 4.88m
Beam 6' 0 1/2" 1.84m
Hull Mid Depth 2'8" 0.8m
Draft 1'2" 0.36m
Approx. Dry Weight 1050 lbs 476 kg
Ballast As original design
Maximum Headroom 4' 1.2m
Hull Shape U shaped with 3 planks per side
Construction Methods Stitch and tape
Drawing/Design Package 4 x A1 drawings + 4 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans

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