Our selection of innovative designs that have helped launch countless wooden boats on the world’s waterways, in more than fifty countries. All boat plans are meticulously developed and drawn with the amateur builder in mind. Take a moment to browse through our site, where you’ll find plans for a variety of distinctive cradle boats and watercraft. And, we invite you to visit our Builder’s Gallery to see examples of the results you can expect from our plans.
Growler is our new transom-stern cruising canoe, and “big sister” to our highly acclaimed 12 ft. solo canoe, Newt. Growler is based on the same hull form as Newt, but can carry considerably larger loads, including up to 3 passengers. Growler shows excellent performance under paddles, oars, and for extended cruising, she features a transom for mounting a small outboard motor.
One of our most popular designs, Newt, is featured in WoodenBoat Magazine’s 2011 Small Boats. Click to read the article!
A complete guide to my style of boatbuilding, this comprehensive manual is aimed toward the non-professional builder, and details the construction methods, and time and labor-saving techniques I have developed over the years to simplify and enhance the building process.
The wood boat plans and wooden boat building manual featured on my website have proven to be highly effective teaching tools for use in industrial arts classes, boatbuilding schools, adult education, and a variety of community and youth development programs. Activities that challenge both hand and mind, teach valuable occupational skills, encourage teamwork and cooperation, and result in a product that inspires a sense of pride and accomplishment can be valuable academic and community resources.
My boat plans are all designed for the amateur boat builder, and by using my book as a guide, the instructor requires no prior boatbuilding experience. And, there are many opportunities for interdisciplinary instruction because building a wooden boat typically involves a host of related skills. For more information please contact me.