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Just order the STUDY PLANS of your choice and cost out the COMPLETE BOATUILDING PROJECT.

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TRAWLERS . BOAT PLANS . STEEL OR ALUMINUM PLANS & CUTTING FILES.

The list below shows many commercial FISHERMAN / WORK BOAT types together with several Trawler designs that could be converted to commercial use.

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 world-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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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.

STUDY PLANS AVAILABLE


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COASTWORKER 28 - 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

STUDY PLANS AVAILABLE

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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

STUDY PLANS AVAILABLE

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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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EURO COASTWORKER 1000 - 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 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.

STUDY PLANS AVAILABLE

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FISHING & WORKBOAT 35,37,40 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

STUDY PLANS AVAILABLE

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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.

STUDY PLANS AVAILABLE
 


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ATLANTIC 550 FIBERGLAS or WOOD EPOXY

Boat Plans & Full Size Frame Patterns.

STUDY PLANS AVAILABLE


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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.

STUDY PLANS AVAILABLE


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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.

STUDY PLANS AVAILABLE
 


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CAT 395-400 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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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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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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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.

STUDY PLANS AVAILABLE
 

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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. 

STUDY PLANS AVAILABLE
 


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TY 485 FAST FERRY   


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 Trawler has crossed major oceans and cruised world-wide. Contact Bruce for more information

 

STUDY PLANS AVAILABLE

 

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.

STUDY PLANS AVAILABLE
 


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EURO 1600 FISHERMAN / WORK BOAT    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

STUDY PLANS AVAILABLE
 

EURO 1800 FISHERMAN / WORK BOAT    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.

STUDY PLANS AVAILABLE

 

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 plans.

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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.

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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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 )

STUDY PLANS AVAILABLE

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FISHER 88 - 26.82m  Fisherman / Workboat 

FIBERGLASS

Boat plans & FULL SIZE PATTERNS. 

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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.

STUDY PLANS AVAILABLE

 

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 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 trawler 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 TRAWLER STEEL OR ALUMINUM PLANS & CUTTING FILES.   Hope to hear from you soon ....Brian

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