Boat Designs - Stock Plans
Full construction plans and build instructions are available for all the boats in this list.
Lorimer 445 Base Hull
A durable, easy to build base hull in taped-seam plywood, this one is a great kid/parent introduction to boatbuilding. The Lorimer hull can be used as the starting point for a wide variety of creative one-off boats, including a cute but powerful tugboat and a 14th-century galleon that looks authentic in almost every way- save for the 10 hp outboard.
Boat Designs - In Progress
These are boats that are still on my drawing board. I like them, I think they'll work, but the plans aren't fully developed and the engineering isn't complete. I don't have much time to devote to these designs at the moment, but I'll add a few more to this page as the opportunities present themselves.
Plans are not currently available for the boats in this list.
A power trimaran designed to serve a variety of roles. It will be a comfortable day or weekend boat for a family of 4-6, and will be able to take a crew of two on multi-week cruises in coastal areas. The Starwind 860 is also capable of serving as a mother ship for divers and kayakers, or as a cargo-hauling cottage workboat.
Sturdy, trailerable lake and coastal cruisers, with 100-200 hp inboard engines turning jets or sterndrives. Top speeds would be in the mid to high 20 knot range, with no discernable planing hump and a comfortable 10 to 18 knot cruise speed. The smallest of the group is 8 m / 26' long and would weigh about 2000 kg with full tanks, crew and gear; the largest is 10 m / 33' and 3500 kg (again, fully loaded). I've done some one-sixth-scale model testing on the 10 m version, with promising results. Further development is on hold as I am focusing my efforts on the Starwind 800.