Playing around on the water in a small boat is a lot of fun, especially when the boat you are in, is one that you built.

and building a small boat is easier than you might think…

With tools you probably already have at home and a small amount of inexpensive material, you can be on the water in no time, and without spending much money either.


Build the 3.4m plywood runabout, “Tewantin” 

A fast lightweight performance boat – you can build at home. Click the button or the picture to learn more.

Tewantin - High Performance

An easily built, high-speed runabout you can make in your garage. This boat flies! Light enough to load on top of your car. Ideal motor size – 6hp to 10hp motor.

Geelong - 4.7m Multihull

Complete plans. There are many ways you can rig and use this boat. With an electric drive, she makes a great, stable fishing boat with tonnes of room inside.


Plans for the 4.7m plywood multihull – “Geelong”

Basic Plans to build this boat, which you can walk to the water. Another boat you can build in your garage. How you rig it is up to you. She can be cat rigged as shown in the photos (simplest rig), or you can Gaff rig the boat, giving more sail area with the same size mast. Rigging details are not included in the plans.


Plans for building the 3.45m plywood runabout “Noosa” 

A boat also small enough to build in your garage and narrow enough to easily walk along the footpath to the water. Still large enough to take plenty of gear with you. She gets up and planes with a 3.3hp motor. Recommended motor size 3.3 – 5hp. Click on the picture to learn more.

Noosa - a 3.45m Runabout

An easily built small plywood runabout you can build in a garage. A great father and son project. Narrow enough to walk to the water.

CNC Plans are now available for all boats. For $25 more – get full plans + CNC files in .dxf format to suit most CNC machines. (Includes layout drawings and alignment drawings).

Builders at Work

Some examples of the great work under way. Photos kindly shared with me by builders, busy at work in their garages and sheds.

More examples coming.

Fine workmanship, by Tim and his Dad in Sydney – Australia.


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