BRUCE ROBERTS YACHT DESIGN
Bruce Roberts-Goodson
EMAIL BRUCE


WORK BOATS - FISHING BOATS - PASSENGER BOATS - FERRIES.

Our FISHING & WORK BOAT plans, Full Size Patterns and Cutting Files all feature simple & easy to follow STEP by STEP CONSTRUCTION details for STEEL, ALUMINUM, FIBERGLASS & WOOD EPOXY building methods.  These FISHING & WORK BOATS can be built by any person with welding skills (Steel or Aluminum) or general handyman skills (Fiberglass or Wood Epoxy). 

 

NO previous boat building skills are needed ... all  you need is to follow the plans and you will be able to build a beautiful STEEL, ALUMINUM, FIBERGLASS & WOOD EPOXY FISHING & WORK BOAT  for yourself and your family's to spend many happy days on the water.

 

 

1. ALL FISHING & WORK BOAT PLANS & FULL SIZE PATTERNS Packages Include latest FISHING & WORK BOAT  building plan updates & revisions, PLUS direct contact with the designer EMAIL BRUCE  & come with a BONUS PLANS - placement of anodes, how to build fuel & water tanks, engine installation, electrical schematic & plumbing; all included to assist you to build your FISHING & WORK BOAT .  All the plans are sent by DOWNLOAD directly to your computer. The plans also include the 1,800 PAGE e-book BUILD YOUR OWN FISHING & WORK BOAT


2. All FISHING & WORK BOAT PLANS & patterns come with a special DETAIL FOLIO on how to make some of your own fittings.  All BOAT PLANS are have both metric & imperial measurements.  All FISHING & WORK BOAT  PLANS include FULL SIZE frame patterns or CUTTING FILES at no extra charge.

 

3. Where FIBERGLASS is mentioned as a material this means Balsa sandwich / Foam sandwich, Single skin as the boat building material.  Most WOOD / EPOXY designs can be built using either molded ply or strip plank or a combination of the two methods. Many STEEL designs can be built in ALUMINUM; please seek the designers advice first.

 

4. We personally check the FISHING & WORK BOAT  PLANS for updates to make sure you receive the latest version; we are constantly updating all of our FISHING & WORK BOAT  PLANS.  PLUS you have direct contact with the designer Bruce Roberts-Goodson.  EMAIL BRUCE 

 

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STEP BY STEP ASSEMBLY PHOTOS INCLUDED WITH ALL STUDY PLANS

 

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

The photo shown above is our Aluminum COASTER Coastworker (11m / 36 ft ) purpose designed work / fishing boat. This example was built in FINLAND from our plans and full size frame patterns. The STUDY PLANS show this boat at speed. Many of this particular design are already completed and in service world-wide.

 

 

 

The photo shown above is 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 worl-wide.

LONGBOAT 21 / 25 .. Now over 1,500 completed and in service around  the world. One example cruised from Brisbane to New Guinea. Read all about this voyage  in the STUDY PLANS PACKAGE.

 

WORK BOATS - FISHING BOATS - PASSENGER BOATS - FERRIES.

BOAT PLANS WITH CUTTING FILES & BOAT PLANS FOR FIBERGLASS, STEEL OR ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION IN SIZES FROM  - 21' / 6m  TO  78' / 24m

 

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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 SEE MORE

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  SEE MORE

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 SEE MORE

STEEL, ALUMINUM, FIBERGLASS.

REGULAR DRUVE OR STERN DRIVE OR TWIN OUTBOARD OPTIONS
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.

NEW: CW28 X 8ft - 3in /  2.51m beam CUTTING FILES & PLANS available

NEW: CW28 X 9ft - 4in /  2.85m beam CUTTING FILES & PLANS available

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COASTER 28 WORK BOAT    SEE MORE

WOOD EPOXY Boat Plans & Full Size Frame Patterns.  
Over 50 of his popular FISHING & WORK BOAT  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    SEE MORE

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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EURO COASTWORKER 1000  SEE MORE

ALUMINUM or STEEL WORKBOAT / FISHERMAN

THREE versions of this design are available to suit your requirements.

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 WORK BOAT - the 100% accurate cutting files will make the construction process proceed at great speed ... check it out !

 

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COASTER 32  SEE MORE

WOOD EPOXY

WORK BOAT / FISHEMAN Boat Plans & Full Size Frame Patterns.  
Over 50 of his popular FISHING & WORK BOAT  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  SEE MORE

WOOD EPOXY or ALUMINUM

WORK BOAT  / FISHERMAN.  Boat Plans & Full Size Frame Patterns.   Over 50 of his popular FISHING & WORK BOAT  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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FISHING & WORKBOAT 35,37,40  SEE MORE

 FIBERGLASS, STEEL OR ALUMINUM Boat Plans & Full Size Frame Patterns. These fishing workboats have been built in considerable  numbers and placed in service in several countries world-wide

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ATLANTIC 16 m SEE MORE

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  SEE MORE

STEEL OR ALUMINUM SPORT FISHERMAN. A

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  SEE MORE

FIBERGLAS or WOOD EPOXY

Boat Plans & Full Size Frame Patterns.


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CABO 50     SEE  MORE

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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EURO 1200 COASTWORKER (A)  SEE MORE

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 FISHING & WORK BOAT    SEE MORE

STEEL OR ALUMINUM CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS. Hundreds of this design have been built in many countries. This very popular FISHING & WORK BOAT  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  SEE MORE

Ferry Version - ALUMINUM CUTTING FILES & Plans

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

CAT 390 Ferry Version - FIBERGLASS PLANS & PATTERNS STUDY PLANS AVAILABLE

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TRADER 65  SEE MORE

STEEL or ALUMINUM

SAILING FISHING & WORK BOAT  - Boat 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. We have now been in the Charter business for TWENTY ODD YEARS!!

 

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CATAMARAN 65 MS    SEE MORE

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  SEE MORE

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   SEE MORE

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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TY 485 FAST FERRY    SEE MORE 
WOOD EPOXY FERRY
PLANS AND FULL SIZE PATTERNS.

CUSTOM FIBERGLASS, STEEL & ALUMINUM VERSIONS AVAILABLE.

Now available in a commercial version the family version of the TY 485 design has been built in many countries and  this very popular FISHING & WORK BOAT  has crossed major oceans and cruised world-wide. Contact Bruce for more information

 

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EURO 1600 FISHERMAN / WORK BOAT  SEE MORE

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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EURO 1800 FISHERMAN / WORK BOAT    SEE MORE

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 FISHING & WORK BOAT  - TRADER  

STEEL - ALUMINUM - WOOD EPOXY

COMPLETE boat plans & CUTTING FILES 

 

Spray 58  SAILING FISHING & WORK BOAT  - TRADER   

STEEL - ALUMINUM

COMPLETE boat plans & CUTTING FILES

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

STUDY PLANS AVAILABLE


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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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FISHER 88 - 26.82m  Fisherman / Workboat 

FIBERGLASS

Boat plans & FULL SIZE PATTERNS. 

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.

 

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WORLD GIRDLING "PASSAGEMAKING" FISHING & WORK BOAT S - IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SHOAL DRAFT VERSIONS OF ANY OF THE FISHING & WORK BOAT S 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 FISHING & WORK BOAT s).

 

LETTER FROM A CUSTOMER WHO IS BUILDING TY 55 FROM ONE OF OUR STEEL OR ALUMINUM PLANS & CUTTING FILES.


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 STEEL OR ALUMINUM PLANS & CUTTING FILES 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 FISHING & WORK BOAT  yacht of Bruce's design that we are currently building is coming along very well.  The quality of the STEEL OR ALUMINUM PLANS & CUTTING FILES 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 FISHING & WORK BOAT  STEEL OR ALUMINUM PLANS & CUTTING FILES.   Hope to hear from you soon ....Brian

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