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POCKET CRUISER DESIGNS & PLANS
over 20' IN LENGTH


Study Plans are available for these designs - remember a study plan gives you more details and a wood materials list on usually on two A1 sheets, so that you can cost out a project before ordering the full plans. When you order the full construction plans you do not need to order the study plan as well, as all the study details are on the full plans.

We have 6 designs all for modern plywood construction  - there are study plans (A1 sheets with sections, construction details and a wood materials list, for most of these designs - for further information please see the price list on the main page.

 

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.
Please also note that we give the computer faired mould, inner stem and transom shapes plus the building jig details for clinker ply construction where stated and recommend that the builder purchases a good manual on this method of construction to use with these details. E & OE


Pocket Cruisers on this Page

Highlander 23 Swan 20 Drake 24 Avon 22 20' Kari 3 Go Go Girl

 

NEW  HIGHLANDER 23
Below is a nice example by Jonathan Jones.
 

At last, a bigger Highlander dayboat - so really a pocket cruiser or small yacht. She has been drawn up for clinker ply construction over a framework of ply girders and bulkheads but the hull planks shapes are also given for her to be built using the stitch and tape method. She is set up with an outboard well and a large cockpit which could take a boom tent—the cabin is big enough for 2 berths and a small galley and Porta Potti WC. Maximum headroom as drawn is 4'5" but she has a size of hull that could take a modified cabin arrangement.

Her centreplate makes her ideal for trailing and gunkholing. The centreplate pivot is on the outside of the hull and the lift is via a tube into the cockpit so that there are no leak problems. 

LOA 23’ (7.00m); Beam 8’3” (2.52m); Draft 1’9”/4’10” (0.53/1.49m); Displ. To WL 3749lbs (1700kg); Approx. Weight 2205lbs (1000kg); Ballast 551lbs (250kg); Sail Area 238 sq.ft. (22.15sq.m)  

 

Highlander 23 Particulars

LOD 23' 7m
Beam 8'3" 2.52m
Hull Mid Depth 3'2" 0.96m
Draft 1'9"/4'10" 0.53/1.49m
Sail Area 238 sq.ft 22.15 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 2205 lbs 1000 kg
Ballast 551 lbs 250 kg
Maximum Headroom 4'6" 1.36m
Number of berths 2  

Hull Shape

Round bilge
Construction Methods Clinker ply and stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 1 x 3mm sheet
6 x 4mm sheets
15 x 6mm sheets
17 x 9mm sheets
1 x 18mm sheet
Guidance Use Estuary, coastal, cross channel
Drawing/Design Package 11 x A1 drawings + 10 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans  

 

HIGHLANDER 23

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £225 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £187 ($27/$299)

 

SWAN 20
Swan 20Swan 20
20’x 5’6’’ ultra simple light weight stitch and glue sharpie. Can be constructed in 3 sections for easy transport and storage. Also optional cubby and water ballast tank. Pre-shaped side and bottom hull panels are stitched and taped together with ply frames. The dagger/lee board is slotted into cases which are kept to the sides of the boat leaving the central section clear for sleeping under the cubby and a boom tent. All spars are kept to short lengths for easy stepping and all fittings have been kept to a minimum.

Swan 20 Particulars

LOD 20' 6.1m
Beam 5'6" 1.68m
Hull Mid Depth 1'10" 0.56m
Draft 6"/2'7" 0.15/0.79m
Sail Area 131 sq.ft 12.18 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 375 lbs 170 kg
Ballast (water) 240 lbs 109 kg
Maximum Headroom 3'4" with small cuddy 1.02m

Hull Shape

Sharpie type - flat bottom - single chine
Construction Methods Stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 6 x 6mm sheets
3 x 9mm sheets
Guidance Use Estuary, coastal
Drawing/Design Package 3 x A1 drawings + 9 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans  

 

SWAN 20 PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £100 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £81 ($27/$130)

 
DRAKE 24
24’x 6’ using 22 sheets of 3/8’’ and 2 sheets of 1/2’’ ply in it’s basic form. A water ballast tank and motor well may be used and the whole craft made in three 8’ boltable sections for ease in construction, transportation and storage. Steel plate, sand or rock ballast may also be used. Ideal for coastal work. Construction is based upon pre-shaped ply side hull panels which are bent round the frames. The bottom is then put on oversize.

Drake 24 Particulars

LOD 24' 7.32m
Beam 6' 1.83m
Hull Mid Depth 1'9" 0.53m
Draft 7 1/2"/2' 2 1/2" 0.19/0.67m
Sail Area 198 sq.ft 18.42 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 992 lbs 450 kg
Maximum Headroom 3'9" 1.14m

Hull Shape

Sharpie - flat bottom single chine
Construction Methods Ply over frame
Major plywood requirements for hull 22 x 9mm sheets
2 x 12mm sheets
Guidance Use Estuary, coastal
Drawing/Design Package 3 x A1 drawings + 3 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans Plank shapes for stitch and tape construction and construction in 3 parts

 

DRAKE 24 PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £70 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £55 ($27/$88)

 
AVON 22  

A 22’x6’ multi-role cruiser from pre-shaped ply panels. May be made with water ballast tank and with either a single or double masted unstayed sprit boom rig. Two people may sleep in the cabin and two under a cockpit tent. A pretty boat using ultra-simple ply construction with stitch and epoxy chines. The aft end of the boat has a parallel section and therefore the hull may be shortened or stretched to suit.

Avon 22 Particulars

LOD 22' 6.71m
Beam 6' 1.83m
Hull Mid Depth 2'7" 0.79m
Draft 9"/3'3" 0.23/0.99m
Sail Area 218 sq.ft 20.3 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 992 lbs 450 kg
Ballast (water) 200 lbs 91 kg
Maximum Headroom 3'10" 1.17m

Hull Shape

U shaped with flat bottom plus 2 planks per side (mk1) and 3 planks per side (mk2)
Construction Methods Stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 9 x 6mm sheets
12 x 9mm sheets
8 x 12mm sheets
Guidance Use Estuary and coastal
Drawing/Design Package 5 x A1 drawings + 9 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans  

 

AVON 22 PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £85 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £68 ($27/$109)
 
 
20' KARI 3  
Kari 3

Kari 3

A Dutch client asked us to use the original KARI - 2 as a model for a craft not too much longer but capable of having a small cabin area which could take 2 or 3 bunks along with a small cooker and wc. We looked at the original section of the boat and decided that a harder bilge would be required so that she would have more initial stability and greater internal volume. We also increased the beam by 14’’ and carried this much closer to the waterline. This allowed us to use her form stability and to keep ballast to a minimum for easy trailing. The ballast is around 175 kg which will be fine for most estuary sailing, but she has the capability of taking more if required for offshore sailing. The steel centreplate is accommodated below the cabin sole and has it’s pivot outside the hull so that there are no leaks. In this way she is very adaptable and with her outboard well and easily handled gunter rig, she makes an ideal lightweight trailer camping cruiser. The plank shapes are given for simple and quick ply/epoxy construction using 4 planks per side, but if you want to go for clinker/lapstrake construction, we can, as with all our designs, give the computer faired mould shapes. She uses 15 sheets of 9mm, 2 sheets of 12mm and 5 sheets of 4/6mm in her construction. LOD 19’9’’ (6.00m); Beam 6’6’’ (1.95m); Draft 1’6’’/3’7’’ (0.46/1.1m); Sail Area 176 sq.ft (16.4 sq.m); Approx. wht 1265 lbs (575 kg).  Details are included for clinker/ply construction and an alternative lug rig.
The example below is a strip/veneered version by Aquiles Rosner.

Kari 3 Particulars

LOA 19'9" 6m
Beam 6'6" 1.95m
Hull Mid Depth 2'1" 0.63m
Draft 1'6"/3'7" 0.46/1.1m
Sail Area 176 sq.ft 16.4 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 1265 lbs 575 kg
Ballast 221 lbs 100 kg
Maximum Headroom 3'8" 1.1m
Number of berths 2  

Hull Shape

Round bilge with 4 planks per side
Construction Methods Clinker ply over frame, stitch and tape (frame shapes can also be used for strip plank (as above))
Major plywood requirements for hull 5 x 4mm sheets
15 x 9mm sheets
2 x 12mm sheets
Guidance Use Estuary, coastal, cross channel
Drawing/Design Package 8 x A1 drawings + 7 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans Lug yawl rig alternative (standard rig is gunter main yawl with jib)

 

20' KARI 3 PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £225 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £187 ($27/$299)
 
 
GO GO GIRL  

22’x 6’8’’x 4’6’’, approx. 1200 lbs. weight. Multichine ply construction over pre-shaped ply frames, bottom hull panel and centre girder. Designed as a replacement for the older One design dayboat racing classes to provide competitive club racing and also pleasant day sailing. Keel can be raised for ease in trailing. Drawings can be provided for pure stitch and epoxy construction.

Go Go Girl Particulars

LOA 22' 6.71m
Beam 6'8" 2.03m
Hull Mid Depth 2'7" 0.79m
Draft 4'6" 1.37m
Sail Area 186 sq.ft 17.3 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 1200 lbs 544 kg
Ballast 400 lbs 181 kg
Maximum Headroom 3'11" 1.19m

Hull Shape

U shaped with narrow flat bottom plank plus 2 planks per side
Construction Methods Ply over frame
Major plywood requirements for hull 1 x 6mm sheet
12 x 9mm sheets
3 x 12mm sheets
1 x 18mm sheet
Guidance Use Estuary, coastal
Drawing/Design Package 3 x A1 drawings + 4 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans  

 

GO GO GIRL PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £85 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £68 ($27/$109)
 

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