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HIGHLANDER DINGHY DESIGNS & PLANS
UP TO 13' LENGTH


 


We have 5 designs, all for stitch and tape construction (although details are also available for the 12 footer to be built using the strip plank process. Please note that there are larger Highlanders going up to 19'6" on our other dinghy and dayboat pages.

Note - In the particulars for each design, the dry weight is given for guidance only and will vary depending on the grade/density of plywood and solid wood used - different thicknesses of ply are often used by builders and the dry weight figure is based on the thinnest ply specified.
Also the Guidance Use comments are given in good faith and are based on feedback from previous builders etc and based on standard weight adults - contact us if you want further clarification before ordering/building. E & OE

 

Highlander Dinghies on this Page

Highlander 7'6" Mk 2 Highlander 9' Highlander 10' Highlander 11' Highlander 12'

 

NEW HIGHLANDER 7'6" Mk2

Highlander 7

 I have now updated one of the first Selway Fisher designs, the Highlander 7'6". The original design was drawn up in the 70's well before computers and boat design software was available - so the design started with a carved half model from which the hull panel shapes were taken using tracing paper. These were measured and scaled up to give the full-size shapes. This process worked well but was not entirely accurate and also limited what i could do with the hull shape.

 So, having modeled the original hull design onto my computer, I was able to take a second look at the hull shape and modify it to make it more efficient and then redevelop the hull panels much more accurately.

 This mark 2 version has more volume and therefore carrying capacity, and better hull balance. Details are given for both the original narrow apron bow and a traditional sharp bow.

 Construction uses the original simple stitch and tape with a flat rockered bottom and 2 further hull panels per side. She is an excellent first build and has been used as a tender and to teach children to sail.

Highlander 7'6" Mk 2 Particulars

LOA 7'6" 2.29m
Beam 4'1" 1.25m
Hull Mid Depth 1' 2 1/2" 0.37m
Draft - uses a daggerboard 4 1/2"/2' 4" 0.12/0.71m
Sail Area 23 sq.ft 2.14 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 60lbs 27kg

Hull Shape

Flat bottom plus 2 planks per side
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 2 sheets of 4,5 or 6mm Exterior or marine ply
Guidance Use 2 adults rowing/motoring - 1 adult or 2 children sailing
Drawing/Design Package 4 x A1 drawings + 6 x A4 instruction sheets

 

HIGHLANDER 7'6" Mk2 (ROW) FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 50          

(Approx. 60 Euros/$68 USD)

HIGHLANDER 7'6" Mk2 (SAIL) FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 55          

(Approx. 66 Euros/$74 USD)


HIGHLANDER 9'
Because most of our designs have their offsets and panel shapes stored on the computer, altering a particular design to suit a clients individual requirements of length, beam and draft, can be undertaken easily and quickly. The Highlander 9' is a good example of this and has been developed from the 10' Highlander for a client who needs a specific size of dinghy to fit on the coachroof of his yacht. The drawings consist of the construction plan and sail/rig plan of the Highlander 10 with a new drawing showing the hull panel, frame and transom shapes for this 9' x 4'6" version. 3 sheets of 6mm ply are used.

Highlander 9' Particulars

LOA 9' 2.74m
Beam 4'6" 1.37m
Hull Mid Depth 1'5" 0.43m
Draft - uses a daggerboard 5"/2'4" 0.13/0.71m
Sail Area 47 sq.ft 4.37 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 75lbs 34kg

Hull Shape

V bottom with 3 planks per side
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 3 sheets of 6mm exterior or marine ply
Guidance Use 2 adults rowing/motoring - 1 adult and child sailing
Drawing/Design Package 2 x A0 drawings (Highlander 10 fit-out/sail plan) + 1 x A1 plank shapes for 9' Highlander + 7 x instruction sheets

 

HIGHLANDER 9' (ROW) FULL PLANS COST

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 60          

(Approx. 72 Euros/$81 USD)

HIGHLANDER 9' (SAIL) FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 65          

(Approx. 78 Euros/$88 USD)


 
HIGHLANDER 10'  
Highlander 10 The 10' Highlander uses 3 sheets of 6mm (1/4") ply and is considerably larger than it's smaller sister and is ideal for use as a general purpose tender or fishing boat. Her lug rig makes her ideal for teaching children to sail and her topsides are high enough to keep youngsters in and spray out!
A roomy little first build easily car toppable.

Highlander 10' Particulars

LOA 10' 3.05m
Beam 4'10" 1.47m
Hull Mid Depth 1'9" 0.53m
Draft - uses a daggerboard 5"/2'4" 0.13/0.71m
Sail Area 47 sq.ft 4.37 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 80lbs 36.3kg

Hull Shape

V/ flat bottom with 3 planks per side
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 3 sheets of 6mm exterior or marine ply
Guidance Use 2 adults rowing/motoring - 1 adult and child sailing
Drawing/Design Package 3 x A0 drawings + 6 x instruction sheets

 

HIGHLANDER 10' (ROW) FULL PLANS COST

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 60          

(Approx. 72 Euros/$81 USD)

HIGHLANDER 10' (SAIL) FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 65          

(Approx. 78 Euros/$88 USD)


 
HIGHLANDER 11'  
The Highlander 11' Dinghy - this is a relatively new design with a beam of  5'2" and draft of 7"/3'1". Approx. weight is 105 lbs and Sail Area is 66 sq.ft.

The hull shape very much follows the original Highlander model with it's double chine, except that, in this case, we have gone for a plumb bow and transom and we have carried the 'V' bottom right through to the stern - this gives maximum internal space/volume for a given length of hull and makes a very practical family boat which is car toppable.

This example is by Ben Russell - for more photos of ben's boat go to www.4seasonsgroundcare.co.uk/building.html

11' Highlander Particulars

LOA 11' 3.36m
Beam 5'2" 1.57m
Hull Mid Depth 1'8" 0.51m
Draft - uses a pivoted centreboard 7"/3'1" 0.17/0.95m
Sail Area (gunter with jib) 66 sq.ft 6.15 sq.m
Additional sail plan - gaff cutter with bowsprit 81 sq.ft 7.5 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 105 lbs 48kg

Hull Shape

V bottom with 3 planks per side
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 5 sheets of 6mm exterior or marine plywood
Guidance Use 3 adults rowing/motoring - 2-3 adults sailing
Drawing/Design Package 5 x A1 drawings + 8 instruction sheets

 

HIGHLANDER 11' (ROW) FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 70          

(Approx. 84 Euros/$95 USD)

HIGHLANDER 11' (SAIL) FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 75            

(Approx. 90 Euros/$101 USD)


 
HIGHLANDER 12'
Highlander 12Highlander 12
Using just 4 sheets of 1/4" ply, the 12' Highlander is a lot of boat for it's material cost, and with it's wide side benches and an easily handled sprit rig, it is an ideal dinghy to teach children to sail or to simply potter about in.  With buoyancy fitted coastal dinghy cruising is a definite possibility with this boat. One of these dinghies has done sterling service as a fishing boat for a large teenage family and a tender for a yacht's stores and dog on the West Coast of Scotland. Strip plank details are available for the Highlander 12'
The Highlander 12 is an old favourite - many have been built and used in all sorts of guises.
Above, a very 'salty' Highlander 12 by Don Nemetz and below, an example with boom tent by Matt Cunningham.
Highlander 12 Mark 2 - the plans have now been computer modelled and redrawn in a mark 2 version which has an additional chine/plank per side. The design package still has the original mark 1 version panel/plank shapes as an option, for those who want to build the original version.

Highlander 12 Particulars

LOA 12' 3.66m
Beam 5' 1.52m
Hull Mid Depth 1 ' 7 1/2" 0.5m
Draft - both daggerboard and centreboard details are given 6"/2'5" 0.15/0.74m
Sail Area - standard rig is sprit main with jib - additional rigs given are a lug with jib and a gaff main with topsail and jib 70 sq.ft 6.51 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 120 lbs 54.4 kg

Hull Shape

V/flat bottom with additional 2 planks per side - or round bilge strip planked
Construction Method Stitch and tape with epoxy stringer chines for additional stiffness - plans also give the mould shapes and jig details for Cedar strip planking
Major plywood requirements for hull 4 x sheets of 6mm exterior or marine plywood
Guidance Use 3 adults rowing/motoring - 2-3 adults sailing
Drawing/Design Package 3 x A0 drawings + 2 x A1 drawings for strip planking + 12 x A4 instruction sheets incl. details for gaff main and topsail

 

HIGHLANDER 12' Mark 1/2 (ROW) FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 70          

(Approx. 84 Euros/$95 USD)

HIGHLANDER 12' Mark 1/2 (SAIL) FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 75           

(Approx. 90 Euros/$101 USD)


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