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last updated 07/11/15
(see list of updates below)

Welcome to the Selway Fisher Web Site. On this site you will find details of our full range of boat building plans (nearly 400 at present) and building manuals, CDís and DVDís.

Click on any of the pictures below to go directly to the pages for each type of boat - or use the links above.

The range of designs includes :-

Click here for information about what you get in the various Design/Plan packages
Click here for information on the Boat Building Methods and Materials used in Selway Fisher Designs
Click here for details on Ordering Plans, Manuals & Catalogues and our Post & Packing Charges

Click here for details of the SFDesign Philosophy Terms & Conditions, Use of our Plans, Back-up etc

....and finally, click here to go to where you will find plans to make model boats of some of the Selway Fisher Designs


User Group/Forum for Selway Fisher Builders & Sailors

We now have a User Group/Forum on the web for those who are building and using Selway Fisher boats - it has approaching 3000 members worldwide and offers a meeting point for those interested and who are building SFD designs. You will find many photo albums showing member's boats in build and being used.

The User Group/Forum is at - when you link to it press the "Join" link.
Although there is a separate User's Group for those building our canoes, many canoe builders also belong to this Group.

User Group/Forum for Selway Fisher Canoe Builders & Users

This is a new Group started for those building our canoe designs - this will be a group/forum to exchange ideas on construction and to share photos of the canoes you are building and the treks that you have undertaken with them.

The Canoe User Group/Forum is at  - when you link to it, press the "Join" link.

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and finally............. Paul Fisher BSc. MRINA - the Designer

After a youth messing around in all sorts of boats on the Thames, I gained my degree - a BSc (Bachelor of Science) in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding from Newcastle University in 1974.

Straight after University l worked in the design office of McGruer & Co. Scotland for 4 years - famous for high performance racing /cruising yachts beautifully crafted in wood (cold moulded as well as conventional clinker and carvel). l then became Technical Manager at D.M. Russell Marine - formerly Jas. A. Silvers yard just up the road at Rosneath, for 5 years - famous for their motor yachts - this period found me sailing/cruising in all sorts of craft around the coast of the UK and regular racing in everything from Dragons to the IOR fleet on the Clyde.

Note - for more information on Selway Fisher Design go to the new page - A History of SFDesign

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