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.
Our collection of boat plans includes a variety of styles, from the very simple, to the more elegant, like the classic Norwegian Pram Dulcibella; and all plans include highly detailed large-scale drawings and comprehensive notes that make them excellent projects for the first-time builder.
One of our most popular designs, Newt, is featured in WoodenBoat Magazine’s 2011 Small Boats. Click to read the article!
No other type of small craft exemplifies the uncomplicated, carefree boating experience better than the timeless flattie skiff. They are easy and economical to build and are able to do almost anything more complicated types can. And, they can teach all of the basic skills of construction, maintenance and seamanship that form the nucleus around which you can build a lifetime of boating.
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.