New: 12' Weekender
The WE12Classic row boat 12', easy to build, choice of 3 materials. Downloadable plans.
New:Richard Woods Plans
Richard Woods designs are now available at bateau.com. Plywood-epoxy construction, full tech. support and kits. Downloadable plans.
The E-Cat 24' Efficient, easily driven hulls for electric (solar) or gas power.
New: 18’ RunaboutRunabout 18 is an outboard powered runabout with classic looks built with modern materials.
The Wave Kayak 13' single kayak, Recreational, Paddle in Style, unsinkable and self bailing.
Optimist Club Racer Kit
Many launchings this Spring. We will try and show as many of them as possible here. Click on the photo to go to the plan page for each boat. Check the forums for building and launching threads. (left and right arrow keys navigate the images)
The new year brought us several changes in boat plans, materials, boat types and the way we distribute the plans.
First, we welcome designer Richard Woods on board. He is known for his multihull designs, from small beach catamarans to large cruising cats and Skoota type power cats. Visit the forum and join the discussions about a new sport fishing cat on the drafting table. All Woods cats are available as plans and kits, either molds only kits or complete kits.
The Woods plans are mostly sold as downloadable PDF files. This is new for bateau.com and we will slowly convert most of the designs by Jacques Mertens to the same format. Printed plans will always be available but the Instant Downloads give you immediate access to your plans.
Another new item is our first small boat plan for foam sandwich, the WE12. Foam sandwich is already specified as an optional material for some of our larger boats but in 2015, you will see several designs like the WE12 than can be built either in plywood-epoxy or foam sandwich. The foam sandwich hulls are assembled exactly as the plywood ones but the panels are made from pre-glassed foam panels. More about that on the forum . . .
For the first time boat builderFL12 - Flat Skiff 12. This is probably the easiest boat to build in the whole website and it's not the smallest one.
See completed boats and many of the building steps done by builders like you in our new gallery of user built boats.
Runabout 12, Runabout 14 & Runabout 16
The Runabout 12, the Runabout 14 and the Runabout 16 (shown above) are the bateau.com versions of a classic plan redesigned for epoxy composite plywood.
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Designers and fellow builders will respond immediately. At the same site, you will find hundreds of pages of tutorials, plans updates, a forum to share ideas about our boats and thousands of pictures - see completed boats and many of the building steps done by builders like you.
All the supplies required to build our boats are available at BoatBuilderCentral.com Epoxy and fiberglass, plywood, foam, paint and hardware. Delivered to your door at a lower price than local stores.