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. Please browse through our site, where you’ll find plans for a variety of distinctive cradle boats and watercraft, as well as our comprehensive boatbuilding manual. And, we invite you to visit our Builder’s Gallery to see examples of the results you can expect from our plans.
A fine example of Baby Tender by Fred Martin and Charles Carpenter of Ithaca, New York. Baby Tender is my adaptation of the classic tender carried aboard many of the finest yachts during the time when wooden boatbuilding was truly an art.
Baby Tender II, built by Dick Wilson of Moscow, Idaho, for Mateo: “Two years later he still loves his boat.” Many of these little vessels remain in commission and are handed down as family heirlooms or used for play adventure or toy storage.
A nicely customized Jolly Boat Rocker by Bill Boehm of Palmdale, California. Please take a moment to browse through our Builder’s Gallery pages to see other examples of our customers’ projects, and read their comments.
The plans and boat building manual featured on my website have proven to be very effective teaching tools for use in industrial arts classes, boatbuilding schools, adult education, and community and youth development programs. Activities that challenge both hand and mind, teach valuable occupational skills, encourage teamwork, and result in a product that inspires a sense of pride and accomplishment can be valuable academic and community resources.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: We ship plans to all foreign destinations. Our checkout page automatically adds a small surcharge to help offset the added costs of international shipping.
And, as a bonus, building a wooden boat provides many opportunities for interdisciplinary instruction, because it typically involves a host of related skills that apply to other classroom coursework. My boat plans have all been meticulously developed and drawn for the amateur builder, and by using my book as a guide, the instructor requires no prior boatbuilding experience. For more information please contact us.
PLANS IN PDF FORMAT: Plans can be ordered for email delivery. Since some plans include full size patterns for many parts, you will need to have access to a large format printer for those. Available by request.