5 House boat designs and plans, including:
25 foot 8 inch scow that can be built
as a houseboat, sports utility, or a fishing boat depending on
your offshore pleasure. As a sports utility, she can be used for towing
water skiers and for cruising. As a fishing boat she offers a stable
platform with plenty of elbowroom and storage space. Lastly as a
houseboat she has roomy interior accommodations for a leisurely life at
sea. Beam is 8 feet with a hull depth of 38 inches. It is 1500 pounds
with a capacity for an additional 3000 pounds.
Budget Houseboat is like a camper that goes on the water. Its 20 feet
long with a 9 foot beam, containing 300 sq. ft. of usable floor area.
This means that while she can accommodate two in outrageous comfort, she
can easily take a family of four on an extended vacation and be entirely
self contained. There are two full size permanent bunks in the forward
section of the cabin. The dining table in the rear section of the cabin,
seats four and then drops down to convert into an extra bunk. Cabin
headroom is 6 feet and 2 inches and two cots can be stationed to the
rear of the cabin area.
Float a Home A luxurious 21 footer that is
very stable, relatively easy to build and with an interior arrangement
which can be varied to suit your needs. It has a 7 foot 3 inch beam and
the houseboat can be powered with up to a 120 hp motor. An extremely
simple houseboat to build, it features a strong hull with a heavy keel
and close-spaced framing. The craft is very stable also because of its
The Patio Craft is about 20 feet long. The
plans come with a complete material list. This is an easy boat that
would make a first time boat builder look like a pro.
Boat You can build any kind of floating fun on top of
it. Start with this easy to build pontoon platform and you’ll have no
trouble turning out a customized boat exactly suited to your needs. Big
and roomy craft offering plenty of space. This platform boat is 16 feet
long and 8 feet wide. Complete material list is also provided.
12 Cabin Cruiser boat designs and plans, including:
Caballero was designed for the amateur builder who desires a roomy,
fast, and comfortable cruiser without the attendant high building and
upkeeping costs usually associated with inboard craft. 19 ft long
with 6 1/2 ft beam.
A 16 ft boat
specially designed for those who move their craft about by trailer. The
hull is light enough to be transported anywhere by trailer and the boat
is of a size to be easily handled. It will accommodate two persons for
extended trips or a party of 4 for day cruises and do it comfortably.
From 50 feet away you'd swear the Eager Eve was a
luxury inboard cabin cruiser. A cover hides the outboard motor that
drives this efficient cruiser fast enough to keep up with our outrun
nine out of ten inboards. 18 ft long, 6' 1" Beam.
The Flight is a speedy outboard runabout cruiser whose construction is
brought within the scope of the amateur builder by the simple
application of marine plywood planking. The benefit of plywood make this
cruiser sturdy and useful for rugged cruising, fishing, inland commuting
or as a workboat. 19 1/2' long, 5' 6" Beam
HaPenny A small V-bottom express cruiser that will really get
up and go. Full bill of materials list provided and more.
Angler The Sea Angler is a 20 foot
cruiser of the deep V hull type that has gained so much popularity in
recent years because of its ability to provide a high turn of speed with
minimum pounding in rough seas. At that time use of longitudinal
steps, or lift rails, was not understood and the engines lacked the
power needed for this type of hull.
Cruising comfort plus runabout speed are packing
into 15 feet Sea Babe. For extended cruising along river and lake
routes, winding through the many picturesque canal routes, or for short
weekend hops that require frequent launching and beaching, you'll find
Sea Babe easy to handle and economical to run.
25ft cruiser ideal for large lakes or rivers, and fully seaworthy for
offshore ocean cruising. It is a smart cabin cruiser designed with
an eye towards simple, low cost construction for the inexperienced boat
Hawk 21 ft outboard Cabin
cruiser for overnight trips on protected water or general water sports
use on rivers and small lakes. May also be used for deep sea fishing on
18 ft Cruiser that has a unique combination of
runabout and cruiser features, but is well adapted for day cruising or
short trips anywhere. Its closest approach in a similar craft ashore is
the house trailer, but unlike the mode of travel, Sportsman is a self
contained, seaworthy, open water crafter for weekend cruises or fishing
trips that will accommodate a partner.
The Sun Fish is an unconventional looking cruiser
which weighs only 375 pounds and is powered by an outboard. It can be
transported by trailer easily and has accommodations for two persons for
Sturdy 22 ft cruiser. For the experienced boat builder to attempt.
You can use all of these plans to
figure out which boat you want to build and go for it. Start
building your dream!
come from a variety of sources. Many come from boat building
magazines. Various skill levels are required. Some
boats can be built by beginners in a garage, others require much more
space and expertise to construct.