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NEW & CURRENT DESIGN WORK

On this page you will see details of new designs added to the Selway Fisher catalogue over the past year or so and a list of designs currently on the drawing board - contact Selway Fisher for further details.

Recent New Designs on this Page

New Designs for 2018 (see below)
10' Outboard Motor
Canoe
24' Cambridge Punt Highlander 10
Mark 2
Surf 9 Marathon 15
Open Canoe
55' Trinity Cove MY 14' Adirondack Guide Canoe Elaine II Dayboat 12'3" Plover Double Ended
Swampscott Dory
Grebe Peapod
New Designs for 2019
21' Solway Whaler

Although only 1 design has been added in 2019, there are several, listed below, being worked on.

Designs currently on the drawing board for future release




44' LOD Gaff Cutter - Saffron 27' LOD Strip Planked Electric Launch - Green Woodpecker
22' LOD Double Ended Pocket Cruiser 25' Strip Planked Motor Sailer - Siam 25

NEW DESIGNS IN THE CATALOGUE FROM 2018 ONWARDS

 

10' OUTBOARD MOTOR CANOE  
This canoe is a shortened version of the original 12'6" Outboard motor canoe for a client who wanted a more compact design which would be easier to store. Stitch and tape construction is used to make her quick and easy to build with a low construction cost. She is a small, tough knock-about boat and exterior WBP (water and boil proof) ply can be used to keep costs down.

  Depending upon the type of ply used, weight will be around 50 - 55 lbs.

10' OB Motor Canoe Particulars

LOA 10' 3.05m
Beam 41" 1.05m
Hull Mid Depth 13" 0.33m
Approx. Dry Weight 50lbs 23kg
Approx. Capacity 838lbs 380kg

Hull Shape

Narrow flat bottom with 3 planks per side
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Plywood Requirements 3 1/2 - 4 sheets of 6mm
Guidance Use 2 adults - freight carrying
Drawing/Design Package 3 x A1 drawings + 6 x A4 instruction sheets

 

10' OUTBOARD MOTOR CANOE FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 50           

(Approx. 60 Euros/$68 USD)


NEW 24' CAMBRIDGE PUNT

 This design is an extended 20' Cambridge type punt but with proportionally more beam. Having said that, the beam can be easily altered by changing the width of the bottom plank/panel and frames.
 Two methods of construction are shown - ply plank over frame using a simple building jig and stitch and tape. the deign has storage and decking at each end and could take 8 people - details for a simple seat design are given with the drawings.

24' Cambridge Punt Particulars

LOA 24' 7.32m
Beam 5'7" 1.70m
Hull Mid Depth 15" 0.38m
Draft 5 1/2" 0.14m
Approx. Dry Weight 400 lbs 181 kg

Hull Shape

Flat bottom single chine
Construction Method Stitch and tape and ply plank over frame
Major plywood requirements for hull 8 sheets of 9mm exterior or marine plywood
Guidance Use 7-8 adults
Drawing/Design Package 3 x A1 drawings + 11 x A4 instruction sheets

 

24' CAMBRIDGE PUNT PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 75           

(Approx. 90 Euros/$101 USD)


NEW HIGHLANDER 10' Mark 2  
Highlander 10 The original Mark 1 version of 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.

 The original Highlander 10 was designed in the late 1970's before the advent of PC's and boat design software - I used to make a wood half model from which I took the plank shapes using tracing paper, transferring these to the drawings.

 I have been updating my older designs, remodeling them using modern boat design software and the latest design to get this treatment is the Highlander 10.

 The new drawings include the mark 1 and mark 2 hull planks and frame shapes. 

 The mark 2 version has a more vertical transom giving increased buoyancy aft and making it easier to fit an outboard motor and more buoyancy forward.

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 48 sq.ft 4.46 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 4 sheets of 6mm exterior or marine ply
Guidance Use 2 adults rowing/motoring - 1 adult and 2 children sailing
Drawing/Design Package 5 x A1 drawings + 7 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)


NEW  SURF 9  
 On several occasions I have been asked to draw up plans for a small pram dinghy which can be used as a tender and also for motoring and sailing and also as a survival boat. The Skylark 8, 9 and 10 footers have been used in this role but I always felt that they did not have the volume to carry both a large amount of floatation and spaces for storage.

 I decided to take the Surf 8 with it's high capacity and see whether this design could be adapted as a survival boat. The problem is in getting enough internal volume for floatation and storage. Widening the Surf 8 meant that the plank lengths went outside the standard 8' ply sheet length and so the only way to do it, without getting too big, was to say that we will have to go outside the 8' ply sheet length and lengthen her to 9' and increase beam too.

 At the same time I gave her a generous freeboard amidships without adversely effecting her rowing qulaities and so we end up with what is a high capacity boat with 0.44 cu.m. of floatation volume, some of which is below a double bottom and a further 0.18 cu.m. of storage volume.

 For sailing she has a single side leeboard pivoted in a case which forms the front of one of the side tanks/seats and a simple sprit rig which allows the sail to be furled up against the mast and not dropped down into the boat. there is also the option for a simple canvas canopy/cuddy on a folding framework.

Surf 9 Particulars

LOA 9' 2.75m
Beam (Excl. outwale rubbers) 4' 8 1/4" 1.43m
Hull Mid Depth 1'10 1/2" 0.57m
Draft (average with kegs)/ incl.leebaord 6 1/4"/2'8 1/4" 0.16/0.82m
Sail Area 45 sq.ft 4.18 sq. m
Approx. Dry Weight 160 lbs 73 kg

Hull Shape

Multi-chine - round bilge, pram bow
Construction Method Stitch & Tape Plywood
Major plywood requirements for hull 5-6 sheets of 6mm (1/4") plywood
Guidance Use 2-3 adults rowing/motoring - 1-2 adults sailing
Drawing/Design Package 4 x A1 + 1 x A1 drawings + 7 x A4 instruction sheets

 

SURF 9 FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 75          

(Approx. 90 Euros/$101 USD)


NEW 15' MARATHON

 The Marathon series of open canoes started with the Marathon 18 which was designed as a fast long distance canoe for a crew of 2 who would use her to race and portage around locks etc - so good straight line speed and light weight were essential. Following the 18 footer a 20 footer was developed and both can be seen at http://www.selway-fisher.com/Opcan17.htm

 This latest addition to the Marathon series is 15' long with a beam of 33 1/2" and an overall weight of approximately 48lbs. She retains the xame asymmetric hull design with a fine entry and fuller sections aft to help prevent squatting.

Below is the start of Matthew Swainson's 15' Marathon.

15' Marathon Particulars

LOA 15' 4.58m
Beam 33 1/2" 0.85m
Hull Mid Depth 12 1/2" 0.32m
Approx. Dry Weight 48lbs 22kg
Approx. Capacity 650lbs 295kg

Hull Shape

Multi-chine with 5 planks per side and tumblehome
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Plywood Requirements 4 sheets of 4, 5 or 6mm
Guidance Use General purpose - 2 adults plus gear
Drawing/Design Package 3 x A1 drawings  + 5 x A4 instruction sheets

 

15' MARATHON FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 45          

(Approx. 54 Euros/$61 USD)


NEW 55' TRINITY COVE MY
Marlow 27

 This new design was originally drawn up for Cedar Strip construction but drawings were added later for single skin GRP construction too with the plug based on the original strip planked hull. The hull uses the classic easily driven shape of our Edwardian steam launches with their cruiser stern which can be seen in our Steam Launch pages.

 She may of course be conventionally powered by a diesel engine but the original was for electric propulsion with banks of batteries installed below the cabin sole and a back-up generator.

 The main cabin is forward with a large double bed and shower/wc compartment. Aft of this is the lounge area with large galley and a further wc compartment. Aft of the wheelhouse is a cabin again with room for a double bed and wc compartment.

55' Trinity Cove MY Particulars

LOA 55' 16.78m
Beam (excl. gunwale rubbers) 13'  3.97m
Hull Mid Depth 6' 1" 1.86m
Draft 4' 1" 1.24m
Maximum Headroom (as drawn) 6' 6" 1.98m
Displacement at WL 50715 lbs 23000 kg
Engine 45KW electric (continuous) or 125 hp diesel

Hull Shape

Round bilge
Construction Methods Cedar Strip or single skin GRP
Guidance Use Offshore, North sea etc
Drawing/Design Package 14 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 Spec. sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans  

 

55' TRINITY COVE MY PLANS COST

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere -  STUDY PLAN 50.00/FULL PLANS 550

(Study Plan approx. 60 Euros/$68 USD; Full Plan approx. 660 Euros/$743 USD)

NEW 14' x 39" ADIRONDACK GUIDE CANOE

 I am often asked to modify one of my stock designs to suit individual requirements and that is how the 14' Adirondack came about - this design is a development of the 12' x 39" Adirondack canoe (see earlier on this page) and is a roomy guide boat capable of being rowed as well as paddled. 

 She could also take a rig, leeboards and rudder quite well too and the seat layout can be altered to suit. Standard construction used stitch and tape but mould shapes are also given for those who want to use the clinker/ply method of construction.

14' Adirondack Particulars

LOA 14' 4.27m
Beam 39" 0.99m
Hull Mid Depth 11 7/8" 0.30m
Approx. Dry Weight 48lbs 22kg
Approx. Capacity 650lbs 295kg

Hull Shape

Multi-chine with 5 planks per side plus a very narrow flat bottom panel
Construction Method Multi-chine with 5 planks per side plus a very narrow flat bottom panel
Plywood Requirements 4 -5 sheets of 4, 5 or 6mm
Guidance Use General purpose - 2 adults plus gear
Drawing/Design Package 4 x A1 drawings  + 5 x A4 instruction sheets

 

14' ADIRONDACK CANOE FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 55          

(Approx. 66 Euros/$74 USD)


NEW  18' ELAINE II OPEN DAYBOAT

 Fred Rebell (1886-1968) was a lone sailor and adventurer - he fled from Latvia to Germany to avoid conscription, stowed away on a Sydney-bound ship and after marrying/divorcing and working in Australia, tried to emigrate to the US but was refused a visa. He eventually bought an 18' open boat, named her Elaine after a girl who spurned his attentions and then undertook the first recorded single handed west-east passage across the Pacific to San Pedro harbour in California, arriving in January 1933. Without legal papers he was deported to Latvia but eventually ended his days as a carpenter and lay-preacher. You can read of his adventures at sea, using a home-made sextant in his book 'Escape to the Sea'.

 No drawings of Elaine survive - only a few grainy black and white photos. I was asked to use the photos as best I could to draw up a dayboat to match the original Elaine as close as possible, and this design is the result. She had quite a flat sheer line, relatively hard bilges and a large open cockpit so, very much like some of the old regatta boats. As a half-decker with a good freeboard she will be a dry boat that you sit-in rather than on and which has generous amounts of stowage.

 Construction uses the modern clinker ply method but plans could be drawn up for a strip plank version and she could take a small cuddy or even a cabin.

 She uses a steel centreplate and an outboard can be hung on the transom or mounted in a well.

18' Elaine II Particulars

LOD 17' 11" 5.46m
Beam 7' 3" 2.21m
Hull Mid Depth 2' 10" 0.86m
Draft
Draft incl rudder
1' 8 1/2"
4'
0.52m
1.22m
Approx. Dry Weight 2018 lbs 915 kg

Hull Shape

Round bilge
Construction Methods Clinker ply
Major plywood requirements for hull 4 x 4mm sheet
18 x 9mm sheets
13x 18mm sheet
Guidance Use 6 adults +
Drawing/Design Package 8 x A1 drawings + 6 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans  

 

18' ELAINE II PLANS COST

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - STUDY PLAN 20.00/FULL PLANS 200

(Study Plan approx. 24 Euros/$27 USD; Full Plan approx. 240 Euros/$270 USD)

NEW 12'3" PLOVER DOUBLE ENDED SWAMPSCOTT/SURF DORY

This design is based on a double ended version of our 12' 4" Petite Brise Swampscott dinghy - http://www.selway-fisher.com/Other1013.htm#PETITE

Swampscotts as a breed usually have a narrow 'tombstone' transom making them more or less double ended (semi Swampscott dorys have a wider transom) - when they end up with a true 'sharp' aft end, they become 'surf' dorys

She can be constructed in stitch and tape or, using the building jog details given, in clinker/ply.

The Plover can be built as a pure rowing boat or with the rig - details for a daggerboard are shown but there is also room for a centreboard. She is a jaunty and attractive little boat that can take 2 or 3 sailing and 3 or 4 rowing.

12' 3" Plover Double Ended Swampscott/Surf Particulars

LOA 12'3" 3.74m
Beam 4'6" 1.38m
Hull Mid Depth 1'6" 0.46m
Draft 5 3/4"/2' 11 1/2" 0.145/0.9m
Sail Area 68 sq.ft 6.33 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 115lbs 52kg

Hull Shape

Narrow flat bottom plus 4 planks per side
Construction Method Stitch and tape plywood
Major strip wood requirements for hull 6 sheets of 6 or 9mm plywood
Guidance Use 2-4 adults sailing and rowing - may have an outboard to one side mounted on a beam
Drawing/Design Package 4 x A1 drawings + 48x A4 instruction sheets

 

12'3" PLOVER FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 75            

(Approx. 90 Euros/$101 USD)


NEW 14'9" GREBE PEAPOD

 This design is a symmetrical Peapod - in other words the front and back of the hull are exactly the same which is how most Peapods were designed and built.

 The length is the maximum that can be obtained by butting 2 sheets of standard 8' plywood together and her beam has been set for comfortable exercise rowing without the need for outriggers.

 She can be fitted out with a simple ply or solid wood fixed centre thwart or she can be fitted with a sliding seat (details of a basic sliding seat are given on the drawings).

14' 9" Grebe Rowing Peapod Particulars

LOA 14'9" 4.51m
Beam 5'3" 1.60m
Hull Mid Depth 1' 5 3/4" 0.45m
Draft 5 1/2" 0.14m
Approx. Dry Weight 90lbs 41kg

Hull Shape

5 planks per side round bilge
Construction Method Stitch and tape plywood or clinker ply
Major strip wood requirements for hull 5 sheets of 6mm plywood
Guidance Use 1-2 adults
Drawing/Design Package 4 x A1 drawings + 6x A4 instruction sheets

 

14'9" GREBE FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 75            

(Approx. 90 Euros/$101 USD)


 21' SOLWAY WHALER
Marlow 27

 A lightweight rowing whaler for easy construction. The hull has 4 panels per side plus a narrow flat bottom panel and the hull is symetrical about amidships to make construction even easier.

 The hull can be made in 2 halves and bolted together in the middle and a simply outboard well can be incorporated too. Construction is simple stitch and tape with the ply frames fitted after the planking has been stitched together. 

 Buoyancy can be built-in under the seating or these areas can be used for dry storage. .

26' Whaler Particulars

LOA 21' 6.40m
Beam 5' 7" 1.70m
Hull Mid Depth 2' 2 1/2" 0.67m
Displacement to WL 1965 lbs 891 kg
Approx. Dry Weight (using mainly 6mm ply) 400 lbs 181 kg

Hull Shape

Multi-chine with 4 planks per side and a narrow bottom panel
Construction Methods Stitch and tape ply
Major plywood requirements for hull 12 x 6 or 9mm sheets
Guidance Use 6 adults
Drawing/Design Package 5 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans  

 

21' SOLWAY WHALER PLANS COST

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - STUDY PLAN 20.00/FULL PLANS 120

(Study Plan approx. 24 Euros/$27 USD; Full Plan approx. 144 Euros/$162 USD)