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last updated 21/09/21
(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.  

CORONA VIRUS - SELWAY FISHER DESIGN continues it's full operation during this difficult period, despite the UK shut down - orders for plans, books and DVD's etc are still being posted out and help, advice and back-up is being provided by phone and email.
Do remember that all these items can also now be purchased in PDF format and emailed to you - keep safe.

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


Note - all the above are for  full-size boat plans but we do have 18 plans for model boats all based on Selway Fisher Designs - to see them click on the picture below.  



All Full Construction Plans and Study Plans are now available as electronic PDF files which can be sent to you as email attachments, for you to download. When you go to order a plan you will have a choice of two Buy Now Buttons - one for the Printed Plans (to be sent by post) and the other for the electronic PDF version of the plan, which will be sent to your email address. 
Generally, the prices of the PDF versions for boats above dinghy size (where there is usually more than 4 sheets of A1 print), are lower than the printed versions, as no printing is involved. Once payment for your order has cleared, sending the PDF files attached to an email is almost immediate with no waiting for the post and with guaranteed delivery to any country.

Please also note that the Construction Manuals are also available in PDF format and can be emailed to you.


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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

 And for those wanting to read more about how he started off on a boating career, there is now Paul's first semi-autobiographical novel 'A Slight Mist on the Horizon'

 Apart from the words, the novel also has 28 colour cartoons to illustrate the events drawn by Paul.

The book can be purchased in Kindle or as a paperback from Amazon or on a CD  in Word.doc and pdf format

Click on the images to the right.

........and you can now get the novel on  a CD in down-loadable Word.doc and pdf format with interactive Contents pages - cost £4 - click on the image below for more details.

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 The latest from Paul Fisher - nothing to do with boats and more to do with his artwork.

 A new book "Desperate Doorways" - often, we pass a doorway and ask ourselves, "I wonder who lives there - or who has, in the past, lived there?" - this book is both an art book and a story book. Inside you will find 25 pen and wash paintings of doorways, many in need of refurbishment and each with an accompanying short story to get your imagination going.

 The book can be purchased in Kindle or as a paperback from Amazon or on a CD  in Word.doc and pdf format

Click on the images to the right.

Two new books by Paul - Views Around my Country in Pen & Wash - First and Second Books - available in Kindle and paperback versions from Amazon.

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