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PLEASE NOTE - The designs where there is a YELLOW BACKGROUND are the designs that CUTTING FILES are available.

WORK BOATS - FISHING BOATS - PASSENGER BOATS - BOAT PLANS BOAT CUTTING FILES & BOAT KITS - 21' / 6m - 78' / 24m

The photo shown here is of the Euro 1200 Coastworker ( 12m / 40 ft ) and is typical of our purpose designed work / fishing boats. Many of this particular design are already completed and in service world-wide.

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LONGBOAT  21-25 -  FIBERGLASS  Boat Plans & Full Size Frame Patterns.

NEW 21 & 25 ft version included in boat plans.

Over 500 examples of this versatile fiberglass rugged multi purpose powerboat are in service in almost every country of the world.  Check out the exploits of this great small boat.

 


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WAVERUNNER 24 - PLYWOOD - Boat Plans & Full Size Frame Patterns.

THIS BOAT COULD BE BUILT AT 26 OR 28 FT
Boat plans & FULL SIZE FRAME PATTERNS

The Waverunner 24 was our first design and when we built two examples in our own boat yard we knew we were on a winner - still a great little family cruiser or utility boat with many uses.

 


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COASTWORKER 25 - STEEL, ALUMINUM, FIBERGLASS Boat Plans & Full Size Frame Patterns.

Displacement or Semi-Displacement or Planing hull  Boat plans & FULL SIZE FRAME PATTERNS

This is the smallest of our Coastworker range that extends from just 25 ft to 58 ft - An ideal first boatbuilding project.


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COASTWORKER 28 - STEEL, ALUMINUM, FIBERGLASS
Boat Plans & Full Size Frame Patterns. 
Over 1000 built at last count - Our most popular small powerboat the you can build in your favorite material - Ideal as a small work or fishing boat and can make a great small family cruiser.

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COASTWORKER 28 - ALUMINUM
STERN DRIVE OR TWIN OUTBOARD OPTIONS
CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS
Ideal if you want to build from a set of cutting files - the 8ft-3in beam makes this an great trailerable small cruiser.

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COASTER 28 WORK BOAT    
WOOD EPOXY
Boat Plans & Full Size Frame Patterns.  
Over 50 of his popular Trawler design are in service world-wide. Features the FAST construction methods available by using our detailed plans, engineering drawings and  and accurate FULL SIZE frame patterns

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COASTER 32 WORK BOAT     
WOOD EPOXY
Boat Plans & Full Size Frame Patterns.  
Over 50 of his popular Trawler design are in service world-wide. Features the FAST construction methods available by using our detailed plans, engineering drawings and  and accurate FULL SIZE frame patterns

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COASTER 36 & 39 WORK BOAT    WOOD EPOXY or ALUMINUM Boat Plans & Full Size Frame Patterns.   Over 50 of his popular Trawler design are in service world-wide. Features the FAST construction methods available by using our detailed plans, engineering drawings and  and accurate FULL SIZE frame patterns

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MARLIN 28  ALUMINUM  

Several versions of this design in one package.

CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS

This new design offers different versions that may suit what you have in mind when it comes to owning a small motor cruiser - the 100% accurate cutting files will make the construction process proceed at great speed ... check it out !


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Waverunner 285    Planing Hull   FIBERGLASS 
Boat plans & FULL SIZE FRAME PATTERNS

This popular speed boat has been built in various parts of the world and finds its home in lakes, rivers and is also ideal for inshore coastal cruising.


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Coastworker 30  STEEL OR ALUMINUM OR FIBERGLASS   SEE MORE
FISHING / WORKBOAT   (Semi-displacement or Planing)
Boat plans & FULL SIZE FRAME PATTERNS

Over 500 built at last count - One of our most popular small powerboats the you can build in your favorite material - Ideal as a small work or fishing boat and can make a great small family cruiser.


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COASTWORKER 310     FIBERGLASS 
Fast powerboat -
Boat plans for FIBERGLASS construction.

You can extend the cabin aft if you want to make this into a family power cruising boat.  

Originally designed as a hotel inter-island guest boat - this boat is ideal if you either want to carry a few passengers or convert the design to family or workboat use.


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 EURO 1000  COASTWORKER STEEL OR ALUMINUM 
 

CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS

This family or work boat features the FAST construction methods available by using our 100% accurate cutting files and detailed  assembly plans. 

 


FAMILY CRUISER VERSION
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WORKBOAT VERSION 'A'
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COASTWORKER  35-36-37-40   FIBERGLASS, STEEL or ALUMINUM 
F
AST OFFSHORE FISHING & WORK BOAT (Planning Hull)
COMPLETE boat plans & FULL SIZE PATTERNS

This popular WORK / FISHING BOAT has already been built in considerable numbers and is currently in service in many parts of the world.


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Coastworker 35  STEEL, FIBERGLASS OR ALUMINUM  
FISHING / WORKBOAT 
(Semi-displacement or Planing)
Boat plans & FULL SIZE FRAME PATTERNS

This popular WORK / FISHING BOAT has already been built in considerable numbers and is currently in service in many parts of the world.


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EURO 1200 FISHERMAN - WORK-BOAT  FIBERGLASS OR WOOD EPOXY

COMPLETE boat plans & FULL SIZE PATTERNS  SEE MORE

This popular WORK / FISHING BOAT has already been built in considerable numbers and is currently in service in many parts of the world.


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CATAMARAN   Sport Fisher.

Several of our power cat designs are suitable for use as Sport Fisherman.  The Cat 35 (Fiberglass), Cat 39 (fiberglass or aluminum) Cat 46 (Fiberglass) are all suitable for this use.

Email Bruce for additional information

 

 

ATLANTIC 16 m STEEL OR ALUMINUM Boat Plans & Full Size Frame Patterns.

Based on the Waverunner 52 hull this popular design has been built in considerable  numbers and placed in service in several countries world-wide


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ATLANTIC 40 ALUMINUM SPORT FISHERMAN. 

STEEL OR ALUMINUM  CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS

Over 150 of his popular design are in service world-wide. Features the FAST construction methods available by using our 100% accurate cutting files and detailed  assembly plans.


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ATLANTIC 550 FIBERGLAS or WOOD EPOXY

Boat Plans & Full Size Frame Patterns.


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EURO 1200 COASTWORKER (A)  ALUMINUM or STEEL
 
CUTTING FILES & Boat Plans. This is one of our most popular WORK / FISHING BOAT designs which has already been built in considerable numbers and is currently in service in many parts of the world.

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PCF 40 SAILING TRAWLER   STEEL OR ALUMINUM
CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS

Hundreds of this design have been built in many countries. This very popular Trawler has crossed major oceans and cruised world-wide. Features sail assisted economy cruising.   Features the FAST construction methods available by using our 100% accurate cutting files and detailed  assembly plans.


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CAT 395-400 Ferry Version - CUTTING FILES & Boat Plans

This fast power Cat features the FAST construction methods available by using our 100% accurate cutting files and detailed  assembly plans. 

 


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CABO 50 FIBERGLASS SPORT FISHERMAN

Boat Plans & Full Size Frame Patterns.

Several of this popular design are in service world-wide. Features the FAST construction methods available by using our 100% accurate full size frame patterns  and detailed  assembly plans.


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TRAWLER YACHT 41    STEEL OR ALUMINUM 

CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS

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TRAWLER YACHT 43   STEEL OR ALUMINUM 
CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS

Over 250 of his popular design are in service world-wide. Features the FAST construction methods available by using our 100% accurate cutting files and detailed  assembly plans.


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TRAWLER YACHT 420    STEEL OR ALUMINUM 
CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS

This design is based on a traditional working trawler hull and is one of our earliest designs which has be updated and now is available as cutting files and plans - Hundreds of this design are in service world-wide


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TRAVELER 45 SAILING TRAWLER     STEEL OR ALUMINUM   

CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS

Examples of this design have been built in many countries. This sailing trawler has crossed major oceans and cruised world-wide. Features sail assisted economy cruising.


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Trawler Yacht 470  FIBERGLASS  

CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS

Several of this popular design are in service world-wide. Features the FAST construction methods available by using our 100% accurate full size frame patterns  and detailed  assembly plans.

 


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CUSTOM TRAWLER 470 FISHERMAN-WORK BOAT  

Over 250 of this popular design are in service world-wide. Features the FAST construction methods available by using our 100% accurate plans and detailed  assembly plans.


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SPRAY 475 TRAWLER    STEEL OR ALUMINUM 
Steel Radius Chine hull & Aluminum superstructure.

CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS.

This trawler is based on a radius chine version of the Spray hull  and makes the basis for either a family boat or rugged workboat that can be laid out to suit your particular requirements.


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TRAWLER 485  Steel or Aluminum  COMPLETE boat plans & CUTTING FILES 

Also FIBERGLASS PLANS AND FULL SIZE FRAME PATTERNS,

Hundreds of this design have been built in many countries. This very popular Trawler has crossed major oceans and cruised world-wide. Features sail assisted economy cruising. Sail assist is another great feature of this design.


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CUSTOM TRAWLER 485 FISHERMAN-WORK BOAT 
WOOD EPOXY
Workboat Plans & Frame patterns

Hundreds of this design have been built in many countries. This very popular Trawler has crossed major oceans and cruised world-wide. Features sail assisted economy cruising. Sail assist is another great feature of this design.


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Trawler Yacht 520    STEEL or ALUMINUM

CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS

Many examples of  this popular design are in service world-wide. Features the FAST construction methods available by using our 100% accurate cutting files and detailed  assembly plans


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Spray 52 SAILING TRAWLER - TRADER   COMPLETE boat plans & CUTTING FILES  STEEL - ALUMINUM - WOOD EPOXY

Spray 58 SAILING TRAWLER - TRADER   

STEEL - ALUMINUM
COMPLETE boat plans &
CUTTING FILES

Many examples of  this popular design are in service world-wide. Features the FAST construction methods available by using our 100% accurate cutting files and detailed  assembly pla

 


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Trawler Yacht 55     STEEL or ALUMINUM  CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS Features the FAST construction methods available by using our 100% accurate cutting files and detailed  assembly plans.
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Trawler Yacht 57  Aluminum or Steel shoal draft 24 knot trawler. 

STEEL or ALUMINUM  CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS Features the FAST construction methods available by using our 100% accurate cutting files and detailed  assembly plans.


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Trawler Yacht 585   WOOD EPOXY boat plans & Frame patterns

This is an ideal Trawler design for those that prefer wood epoxy construction methods. Our proven wood construction methods


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CUSTOM TRAWLER 585 FISHERMAN-WORK BOAT 
WOOD EPOXY
Workboat Plans & Frame patterns

This is an ideal Trawler design for those that prefer wood epoxy construction methods. Our proven wood construction methods


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Trawler Yacht 620-A  REGULAR SIDE DECKS

FIBERGLASS Boat Plans & Frame patterns
CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS

STEEL or ALUMINUM CUTTING FILES & Boat Plans. This very popular Trawler has been built in many countries and many examples are currently in service world-wide.  FAST construction methods available by using our STEEL OR ALUMINUM 100% accurate cutting files and detailed assembly plans.  This boat is also easy to build in fiberglass. The fiberglass version features cheap mold construction methods as pioneered by Bruce Roberts.

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Trawler Yacht 620-B  "WIDE BODY SALOON"

STEEL or ALUMINUM KIT or CUTTING FILES & Boat Plans

This very popular Trawler has been built in many countries and many examples are currently in service world-wide.

FAST construction methods available by using our STEEL OR ALUMINUM 100% accurate cutting files and detailed assembly plans.

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Trawler 650  STEEL OR ALUMINUM  OR  WOOD EPOXY

COMPLETE boat plans & FULL SIZE PATTERNS

Easy and quick to build in your favorite building material using our easy to follow construction plans, engineering drawings and full size frame patterns.


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TRADER 65  SAILING TRAWLER - STEEL or ALUMINUM
B
oat plans & Frame patterns   

Hey Bruce, It's Thomas Owens and Linda Maruna that worked with you on the design for the "Trader 65".  Remember us??  She sails like dream.  She is the fastest boat in the Abacos, Bahamas where we run our charter business.  She has hit 12 knots....sailing like a freight train!  She is stoutly rigged and heavily ballasted.

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NEW WORK BOATS & FISHING BOATS

This is our new range of Wood / Epoxy Work / Fishing boats which can be customized to suit your particular requirements. These designs are based on proven trawler type hull so you can build one of these boats with confidence.

Boat Plans & Full Size Frame Patterns.

EMAIL  BRUCE  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE NEW DESIGNS.

CUSTOM TRAWLER WOOD / EPOXY FISHER 1500  -  SEE MORE
 

CUSTOM TRAWLER WOOD / EPOXY FISHER 1800  -  SEE MORE
 

CUSTOM TRAWLER FIBERGLASS FISHER 1500  -  SEE MORE


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NEW: TRAWLER 65 / 70 WORKBOAT

The plans, engineering drawings  and Full Size Frame Patterns  are detailed and suitable for the boat to be constructed by any competent welder. LOA:21.53m / 70'-7" LOD: 19.32m / 63'-4" BEAM: 5.79m / 19'-0"

STUDY PLANS: The study plans have lists of materials & equipment etc & these will be useful in costing out the complete boat. Each STUDY PLAN contains ALL the construction drawings for each material - STEEL,  ALUMINUM or WOOD/EPOXY as applicable to the particular boat plan. - Lists of materials  Technical information - Numerous construction drawings are all included. PLUS you receive a FREE (value 79.95) e-book BUILD YOUR OWN (Sail or Power) BOAT STUDY PLANS
 

99.95  $142 - 132 

 


 PLANS & FULL SIZE PATTERNS  
STEEL
- ALUMINUM
OR WOOD EPOXY  TY 650   3,985 - 3,435 - us$4,465

EMAIL BRUCE ROBERTS DESIGN OFFICE FOR PAYMENT OPTIONS
 

CATAMARAN 65 MS   ALUMINUM   CUTTING FILES & BOAT PLANS 

The CATAMARAN 65 MS was designed for personal use or charter work or as a people carrier and the accommodation was laid out with that in mind. There will be two basic layouts - personal arrangements as shown plus an arrangement more suitable for charter use.


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CATAMARAN 65 MS FIBERGLASS  BOAT PLANS  & FULL SIZE PATTERNS

The CATAMARAN 65 MS was designed for personal use or charter work or as a people carrier and the accommodation was laid out with that in mind. There will be two basic layouts - personal arrangements as shown plus an arrangement more suitable for charter use.

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CAT PS 675 ALUMINUM  

FERRY VERSIONS AVAILABLE.  CUTTING FILES & BOAT PLANS 

The CATAMARAN POWER 675 is designed to be built using latest ALUMINUM construction techniques. The construction methods are very simple to use and suitable for any builder. 


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CAT PS 675   FIBERGLASS  FERRY VERSIONS AVAILABLE BOAT PLANS  & FULL SIZE PATTERNS

This version of the  CATAMARAN POWER 675 is designed to be built using latest FIBERGLASS construction techniques. The construction methods are very simple to use and suitable for any builder. 


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Contemporary CAT 785   ALUMINUM FERRY VERSIONS AVAILABLE.  CUTTING FILES & BOAT PLANS This Catamaran can be configured for several different layouts to suit family or charter use or as a general purpose working vessel.
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Contemporary CAT 785   FIBERGLASS (FERRY VERSIONS AVAILABLE.)  CUTTING FILES & BOAT PLANS. This version of the CATAMARAN POWER 785 is designed to be built using latest FIBERGLASS construction techniques. The construction methods are very simple to use and suitable for any builder. 
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Euro 32 M / 106 ft  MOTOR YACHT  COMPLETE FIBERGLASS Boat Plans & FULL SIZE PATTERNS ( Custom Steel or Aluminum plans and patterns can be available ) WR106.jpg (13900 bytes)
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The FISHER 88 Features the FAST construction methods available by using our 100% accurate FULL SIZE MOLD patterns, construction plans, engineering drawings and detailed  assembly plans. SEE MORE

 

FISHER 88 - 26.82m

Fisherman / Workboat 

FIBERGLASS

Boat plans & FULL SIZE PATTERNS. 

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WORLD GIRDLING "PASSAGEMAKING" TRAWLERS - IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SHOAL DRAFT VERSIONS OF ANY OF THE TRAWLERS PLEASE EMAIL BRUCE TO DISCUSS   MORE ON PASSAGEMAKING ... CLICK HERE

PASSAGEMAKERS:
Recently there have been many long distance passagemaking voyages under power including several round the world epics. In 1983-84 Dutchman Kasemier
Eilco made a 200-day circumnavigation from Plymouth to Plymouth. This voyage was accomplished in the 39 ft / 11.88 M aluminium displacement motor cruiser Bylgia 11 of Sneek.

Paul and Linda Jauncey and family made a successful Atlantic crossing in his self built steel Dutch style powerboat Dreamworld and at time of writing is currently undertaking a Pacific crossing

Jim and Susy Sink completed a round the world voyage between 1991 and 1995 in their 46 ft / 14.02 M cruising powerboat Salvation 11. which is powered by a single 140 HP diesel engine backed up by a 27-hp wing engine. Salvation 11 displaces 44,000 Lbs  / 19,558 Kg and carries 835 Gal / 3,160 Lit. of diesel fuel and 250 Gal / 946 Lit. of water. When powering at hull speed of 8.3 knots / 20.35 kph, she consumes around 3 g p h / 11.35 lph. It is worth noting that by reducing speed to 7.4 knots 13.69 kph the fuel consumption drops to 2 gph /5.18 lph which shows how a small drop in speed can produce a large saving in fuel.  By the end of the voyage Salvation 11 had called at 528 ports, visited 51 countries (including 34 states of the USA) and motored just over 302,500 nautical miles in 7,760 hours at an average speed of 6.5 knots / 12.02 kph.

Here is what one Roberts TY40/42 owner had to say about his boat: ( PROTO-TYPE FOR TY 420 )
I launched this boat in June of '97 at Michigan city, IN. Shakedown cruise got a perfect 10. I just completed a cruise to Florida via the Tenn-Tom to Tampa where I completed the interior. I returned via the Intercostal, East coast, Hudson, Erie Canal and the Great Lakes. This vessel performed beyond my wildest expectations. Fuel economy 10, handling 10, speed 9+ pitch stability 9+, roll stability 7 or 8. No ballast used.
(Designers note: We recommend ballast in all our displacement trawlers).

There is not bow spray rail pictured in the plan. This boat throws a lot of bow spray when it pitches into a heavy sea. Fun to watch but very cold on your face when you are on the bridge....Robert J. Wouda

Could you please email me some information on the Bow Spray Chines, explained in a article sent to you by Robert J Wouda of America.  I built a WR40/42 launched in April 1999, and since then have been overwhelmed by the performance in all aspects, but do agree the vessel throws a  lot of spray over the bow in short sharp chop. The vessel performs much better in a sea going situation with longer swells.  Looking forward to a early reply in this matter...Yours faithfully, John McSwan.

DESIGNERS NOTE: The above problem was easily solved...at Robert and now John's request we made a sketch of where to attach a spray rail to eliminate the above problem...we designed the WR40/42 in 1968 and have since included spray rails or chines in all our more recent designs.

 

LETTER FROM A CUSTOMER WHO IS BUILDING TY 55 FROM ONE OF OUR KITS.
Hello Bruce,  Hope everything is going well. I can se your home page is growing larger by the minute.  
My boat building is coming along fine. Everything is fitting nicely as it should. My crew is excellent and they are enjoying building a boat like this (regards to restoring old boats).  The yard is next to the  *"Swedish Maritime Administration" and there people were surprised with the speed that the boat has been developing. They thought that we have had 10 persons for several months when in fact we have had three for a couple of weeks.
    The hull and deck plates are in place and the wheelhouse is starting to take shape. We are estimating that we will start welding everything within a couple of weeks. We calculate that we will have the boats maiden voyage inn late spring.  If you are going to the Nordic region in the fall or spring, please give us a call I would be proud to show what my crew has done with the kit you supplied.  Long mail to get to the point but I wanted to inform you of something positive instead of coming with a lot of questions. Best regards  Andreas Dahlstrand  Add IT / Star Stream Shipping

FROM PROFESSIONAL BUILDER: Hi Bruce, Just received the drawings ( for TY 620 ) and we are impressed by the amount of detail on these.  We have made copies and have our guys studying them. We find these help the guys on the floor to understand the assembly process and things go much quicker. Looking forward to receiving the steel.....Brian

FROM PROFESSIONAL BUILDER: Hi, By the way, the TY 620 - 62 foot trawler yacht of Bruce's design that we are currently building is coming along very well.  The quality of the kit parts are the best we have ever seen, and as a result, we are saving time in the build. At present, we have 9 welders/fitters working on the boat in three teams.  We have almost all of the plate hung in place and tacked up.  We anticipate the seam welding will start within a few weeks as there are some details to attend to. But we must say again, that we are very happy with the  quality of this TRAWLER kit.   Hope to hear from you soon ....Brian

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