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Power and Sailing Yacht Plans List

Copyright 2017 Michael Kasten
Updated March 2017

This page provides a list of our currently available boat plans, a link to the web page for each design, and a price for each design. 


What Do Plans Cost..?

Below is a list of prices for each plans package that we offer. The first group lists our Sailing Yacht Designs and the second group lists our Power Yacht Designs.  Some designs are COMPLETED and others are INCOMPLETE. 
  

COMPLETED STOCK DESIGNS:  The Estimating Plans and Building Plans prices given below in BOLD BLACK TYPE are for a FULLY COMPLETED STOCK DESIGN, the plans for which can be shipped immediately on receipt of your order.   Please see our Stock Design web page for a description of what is included, and how our prices have been determined.
  

INCOMPLETE OR 'SEMI-STOCK' DESIGNS:   Prices given below in PLAIN TEXT indicate plans that are INCOMPLETE. 

WHY, you may ask, have I even bothered to list INCOMPLETE designs below...?

Since people's circumstances often change, some boat design projects are abandoned before they are finished, in some cases after considerable work has been done.  This can occur as is so well described in the first few pages of Rockwell Kent’s excellent non-fiction sea story, “North by East”, or as the result of a change of fortune, failing health, or for a myriad of other reasons.

A few of the INCOMPLETE designs listed below (not very many) have been developed on my own, in other words, with myself as the 'client'.  Others have been created at the behest of an individual client to explore an idea or a concept.  Either way, I believe all of the designs listed below have merit.  We offer these INCOMPLETE designs at a substantial discount versus what it would cost to develop an entirely CUSTOM design, the difference being that the 'discovery' phase of the design process has already been accomplished. 

Even so, there is still quite a bit of WORK REMAINING in order to complete the Plans Packages for those INCOMPLETE designs.  The prices given below reflect our actual cost to complete the Estimating Plans or the Building Plans Package for each design, assuming there will be no changes to the design as it is presented.  If you take umbrage with the cost of our INCOMPLETE designs, I urge you to read our Learning Yacht Design web page. 

If one of the designs below is "close" to what you have in mind but you would like to tweak it some, I will be pleased to provide a detailed estimate for any revisions you have in mind.  If any of these designs is of interest, please inquire.
  

CUSTOM YACHT DESIGN:  A new CUSTOM design will necessarily include the process of "discovery" which represents Stage I of the design process, during which all options are on the table including size, type, configuration, layout, rig, materials, etc.  By comparison, given that many of the INCOMPLETE designs listed below have already had a considerable amount of design work done, very roughly the cost to create a CUSTOM design can be on the order of some 20% to 50% greater than the prices listed for the INCOMPLETE designs below, in order to accommodate the "discovery" process on the way to achieving a completed set of Building Plans. 

Is the added cost worth it...?   Yes, we believe so.

Please see our article on Custom Yacht Design for our best answer to that question, where you will also find an overview of the design process itself.  Our Design Stream article additionally describes how we use CAD to best advantage throughout the design process. If a new Custom Yacht Design is of interest, please inquire for more information.
  

COMPLETED NC CUTTING FILES:  There are several designs below for which NC Cutting files are ALREADY DEVELOPED, in which case the price is in BOLD BLACK TYPE.
  

DEVELOPING NEW NC CUTTING FILES:  All other NC Cutting File prices are listed in PLAIN TEXT, and reflect our actual cost to develop NC Cutting Files for that design from scratch, in which case they can be developed for metric or imperial dimensioned materials as needed. Please see our CAD Design Stream article for more information about our NC development process.
  

ORDERING INFORMATION: All prices are given in US Dollars and are subject to change at any time.  To place an order, please see our contact information below. To order by fax or by mail, a PDF Order Form has been provided for your convenience.
  

What's Included...?

Estimating Plans - Building Plans - NC Cut Files...

ESTIMATING PLANS:  Since all the basic information about each of our designs is available here at our web site, and for free, we no longer offer basic Study Plans.   Instead, we offer a much more useful and complete Estimating Plans for each of the designs listed below.

Our Estimating Plans include the following:

  • Drawings:
    • Sail Plan / Exterior Profile Drawing
    • Interior Profile & Arrangement Drawing (one to four sheets, depending on vessel size)
    • Structure Drawings (one or two additional sheets, depending on vessel size)
        
  • Documents:
    • Drawings & Documents List
    • Written Vessel Specification
    • Detailed Equipment List
    • Structural Scantling List
    • Laminate Schedule (if needed)
    • Structure Weight & Surface Areas
    • Builder Short List appropriate to the specific design
    • Cover Letters to Builders re: scope of project, etc.

Our Estimating Plans are useful for study, planning, commentary, or mark-ups in the event you want to consider variations on the layout or the rig.  Primarily though, the Estimating Plans are intended for Cost Estimating.   Considering the price lists given below, the Estimating Plans represent an outstanding bargain and include quite a lot of useful information.

Our Designer's Cover Letter serves as an introduction to the builder and outlines the scope of our involvement.  Our Owner's Cover Letter is a template which you can modify as needed in order to provide an introduction to the builder; to outline your intended build timing; and to let them know what stage of completion you intend their quotation to cover.

 The first step is to obtain the stock Estimating Package so that you can study its contents. Since each vessel is unique, in order to allow for your specific equipment preferences you can then decide if you want to have the Drawings or Documents modified to suit your requirements.  We will be pleased to make whatever modifications, changes or updates you specify, and for that purpose we will provide a detailed estimate of our cost to do.

Although Estimating Plans do not contain sufficient detail for actual construction of the vessel, the Estimating Plans do provide enough information so that builders can provide a firm quotation for construction.  The Estimating Plans include sufficient information to allow a preliminary construction contract to be negotiated.
  

BUILDING PLANS: Prior to your construction contract being finalized, and in order to actually build the boat, the complete Building Plans will be required.  Our Building Plans include all the contents of our Estimating Plans as listed above, plus all the remaining detail drawings required for construction, including the following:

  • Drawings:
    • Lines Drawing
    • Offsets (if not CNC cut)
    • Structural Sections
    • Joinery Sections
    • Joinery Details
    • Construction Details (Several Sheets Including Hull & Deck Fittings; Ports; Doors; etc.)
    • Spar Plans (Sail: Several Sheets Including Spar Dimensions; Spar Fitting Details; etc.)
    • Machinery Plans (Power:  Several Sheets as Needed)
    • Numerous Detail Drawings as Needed
        
  • Vessel Design Data, including:
    • Hydrostatics & Trim
    • Stability Compliance Report
    • Performance Analysis
    • Hull Data for Propeller Calcs
    • Endurance & Range Under Power

Building Plans also include a thorough review and revision of the Equipment List and Vessel Specification in order to suit your specific equipment preferences. If the drawings or documents require further revision for your use, for example to make changes to the layout or the rig, we'll be pleased to provide an estimate for making those revisions. Please see our Stock Plans page for more information about what's included, and how we can customize a stock design to suit your requests.
  

CUSTOM DESIGN: We can modify any of our Stock Designs to suit a newly defined purpose, or we can work with you to create an entirely new design based on your requests. Please feel free to inquire about any modifications you may have in mind, or about creating a new Custom Design to suit your specific requirements.  In way of inspiration we have provided quite a variety of Prototype Designs, any one of which can be modified as needed to create a fully completed yacht design.
  

NC CUTTING FILES: Several of the Stock Designs listed below for construction in metal have already been developed for automated NC cutting of the metal parts. "NC" simply means 'Numerically Controlled' - a technology for creating pre-cut boat parts directly from the 3D design model. For details regarding the benefits of NC Cutting and to find out what's included with an NC Cutting File Package, check out our article on Our CAD Design Stream and the articles linked from there.
  

MORE INFO:  Please see our Site Map to quickly find any of our designs, to peruse our portfolio, and to find our articles on a variety of boat related topics.
 

What Will the Boat Cost..?

This is the most difficult question of all, and one for which I do not have a ready answer.  However it is a question that ultimately does have an answer...!   For any meaningful cost discovery it is necessary to solicit actual quotations for construction from a short list of qualified builders. 

For that purpose, we offer completed ESTIMATING PLANS for several of the designs listed below, with their prices listed in BOLD BLACK TEXT.  For any designs listed below that are INCOMPLETE, we have also provided the cost to develop ESTIMATING PLANS for that design, the prices for which are given in PLAIN TEXT.

Please see the following articles for information about boat costs, and about the process of soliciting estimates from builders:

The Cost Question | Affordable Boatbuilding | Estimating Boatbuilding Costs | What Will the Design Cost..?

  


SAILING YACHT PLANS  

IMPORTANT - Please see the Introduction above which describes the difference between
 the prices given in BOLD BLACK TEXT vs the prices given in PLAIN TEXT below.

Please also see the AVAILABLE DISCOUNT information below.
 

Design Name

Rig

Material

Estimating Plans

Building Plans

NC Cutting Files ***

Sarah Cat 23 Cutter Aluminum * N/A $18,500 $18,500
Bedouin 28 Cutter Aluminum * N/A $21,500 $21,500
Ernest Shackelton 30 Junk Cutter / Ketch Aluminum* N/A $21,500 $21,500
Freyja 33 Cutter Aluminum* N/A $23,500 $23,000
Grace 36 Gaff Ketch Steel or Aluminum $550 $2,250 $24,500
Fantom 36 Cutter Steel or Aluminum N/A $29,000 $25,500
Greybeard 38 Cutter Steel or Aluminum N/A $29,000 $25,500
Benrogin 40 Gaff Schooner Steel or Aluminum $550 $4,250 $27,500
Benrogin 40 Gaff Schooner Steel Hull; Wood Deck $550 $4,250 $25,000
Highland Lass 42 Staysail Schooner Steel or Aluminum $550 $3,750 $28,500
Zephyr 42 Gaff Ketch Steel or Aluminum $550 $3,750 $28,500
Lucille 42 Gaff Ketch Steel or Aluminum $650 $4,250 Please Inquire
Raven 43 Bermuda Rig Cutter Steel or Aluminum $4,750 $39,500 $29,500
White Buffalo 43 Gaff Ketch Aluminum $750 Please Inquire $29,500
Redpath 44 Gaff Schooner Aluminum $750 $3,950 $3,950 (imperial - aluminum)
Valhalla 44 Junk Rig Schooner Steel or Aluminum $5,750 $39,500 $29,500
Jasmine 48 Junk Rig Schooner Aluminum * $750 $4,950 $29,500
Lucille 50 (aft house) Gaff Schooner Steel or Aluminum $5,950 $42,500 $29,500
Lucille 50 (mid house) Gaff Schooner Steel or Aluminum $5,950 $42,500 $29,500
Shiraz 56 Gaff Ketch Aluminum * $950 $5,750 $4,750 (metric - aluminum)
17m Flores Privateer Brigantine Schooner Sawn Frame Wood ** $6,750 $42,500 N/A (Wood)
Mermaid 61 Brigantine Schooner Steel or Aluminum $1,050 $7,250 $7,750 (imperial - steel)
66' Asgard Bermuda Rig Ketch Steel or Aluminum $7,950 $44,500 $36,000
66' Sulawesi Privateer Brigantine Schooner Sawn Frame Wood ** N/A $7,500 N/A (Wood)
Zebulun 96 Tern Schooner Aluminum * $2,250 $9,500 $9,500 (imperial - aluminum)
30m Indonesian KLM Motor-Sailing Ketch Sawn Frame Wood ** $3,500 $45,500 N/A (Wood)
30m Pinisi DATU BUA Sailing Ketch Sawn Frame Wood ** N/A $8,500 N/A (Wood)
31m Komodo Privateer Brigantine Schooner Sawn Frame Wood ** $9,500 $46,500 N/A (Wood)
33m Indonesian KLM Motor-Sailing Ketch Sawn Frame Wood ** $9,500 $47,500 N/A (Wood)
36m Tern Schooner Sailing Schooner Sawn Frame Wood ** N/A $9,500 N/A (Wood)
36m KLM DUNIA BARU Motor-Sailing Ketch Sawn Frame Wood ** N/A $9,500 N/A (Wood)
36m Lombok Privateer Sailing Schooner Sawn Frame Wood ** $9,950 $57,500 N/A (Wood)
36m Pinisi SILOLONA Motor-Sailing Ketch Sawn Frame Wood ** N/A $9,500 N/A (Wood)
38m Pinisi AMANDIRA Sailing Ketch Sawn Frame Wood ** N/A $9,500 N/A (Wood)
50m Sailing Pinisi Sailing Ketch Sawn Frame Wood ** $9,950 $59,500 N/A (Wood)

*  See notes below about Aluminum vessels.
** See notes below about Wooden Vessels.
*** See notes below about NC Cutting Files.
 


MOTOR YACHT PLANS

IMPORTANT - Please see the Introduction above which describes the difference between
 the prices given in BOLD BLACK TEXT vs the prices given in PLAIN TEXT below.

Please also see the AVAILABLE DISCOUNT information below.
 

Design Name

Type

Material

Estimating Plans

Building Plans

NC Cutting Files ***

Boojum 25 Tug Yacht Aluminum * $850 $3,750 $3,250 (metric - aluminum)
Boojum 30 Tug Yacht Aluminum * $850 $3,750 $23,000
Buster 30 Trawler Yacht Steel or Aluminum $650 $21,500 $23,000
Terrier 32 Tug Yacht Steel or Aluminum $650 $2,550 $19,500
Twee Schoenen 35 Catamaran Aluminum * $850 $4,250 $3,750 (imperial - aluminum)
Greatheart 36 Trawler Yacht Aluminum * $650 $28,500 $23,000
Drifter 36 House Boat Fiberglass & Wood N/A $1,950 N/A (fiberglass & wood)
Nidaros 38 Tug Yacht Steel and Aluminum $650 $3,750 $28,000
Scuffy 38 Tug Yacht Aluminum * $650 $3,750 $28,000
Boomer 38 Tug Yacht Steel and Aluminum $650 $3,750 $28,000
Coaster 40 Trawler Yacht Aluminum * $650 $3,750 $3,750 (imperial - aluminum)
Cygnus 40 Trawler Yacht Aluminum * $650 $3,750 $3,750 (imperial - aluminum)
Widebody Coaster 40 Trawler Yacht Aluminum * $5,750 $29,500 $29,000
Moxie 43 Dream Yacht Steel or Aluminum $5,750 $29,500 $28,000
Roberta 43 Trawler Yacht Aluminum * $5,750 $29,500 $29,000
Roberta Jean 43  Trawler Yacht Aluminum * $650 $3,750 $29,000
Gulliver 46 Trawler Yacht Steel or Aluminum $650 $3,550 $29,000
Far Horizon 46 Trawler Yacht Steel or Aluminum $650 $37,500 $31,000
Greatheart 48 Trawler Yacht Aluminum * $6,250 $39,000 $31,000
Monsoon 49 Trawler Yacht Steel or Aluminum $6,250 $39,000 $31,750
Ocean Runner 49 Fast Motor Yacht Aluminum * $950 $5,750 $35,750
Vagrant 49 Trawler Yacht Steel or Aluminum $850 $5,500 $4,250 (imperial - steel)
Renegade 50 Dream Yacht Steel or Aluminum $850 $42,000 $32,750
Vagabond 50 Trawler Yacht Steel or Aluminum $850 $44,000 $34,750
Valdemar 53 Trawler Yacht Aluminum * $850 $6,500 $4,500 (imperial - aluminum)
Second Star 53 Trawler Yacht Fiberglass & Wood $450 $1,250 N/A (Fiberglass)
Greatheart 54 Trawler Yacht Steel or Aluminum $7,400 $46,000 $35,750
Greatheart 60 Trawler Yacht Aluminum * $950 $49,000 $37,000
Swallows Nest 60 Trawler Yacht Aluminum * $7,900 $49,000 $37,000
Chantage 64 Classic Yacht Aluminum * $950 $7,750 $39,500
Free Spirit 75 Luxury Motor Yacht Aluminum * $1,950 $62,000 $49,000
North Coast 80 Luxury Motor Yacht Aluminum * $2,500 $68,000 $51,000

* See notes below about Aluminum vessels.
** See notes below about Wooden Vessels.
*** See notes below about NC Cutting Files.
 


AVAILABLE DISCOUNTS 

For additional clarification of the above discounts, please inquire.
 


IMPORTANT DESIGN NOTES

GRP or PLYWOOD: Any of our Aluminum or Steel designs can be converted for construction in GRP or cold moulded plywood. The cost of any such revisions will be quoted separately. For more information, please inquire.

STEEL: Any Steel vessel can easily be re-specified with an aluminum structure. To convert a stock steel design to aluminum, please add 20% to the cost of the Estimating Plans or the Building Plans for that design.  Conversion of NC Cutting Files from steel to aluminum will however require a completely new set of NC cutting files, for which please inquire for an estimate.

* ALUMINUM: The Aluminum vessels listed above can only be built in steel if the design is extensively modified for that purpose in order to accommodate the added weight of the structure. For more information, please inquire.  Conversion from aluminum to steel will also require a completely new set of NC cutting files, for which please inquire for an estimate.

** WOOD: Please note that our large Wooden Vessel plans are generally priced higher, since revisions will nearly always be required in order to accommodate the differing wood species that will be available for construction, and the consequent differences in scantlings and overall weight. Those revisions (within reason) are included in the prices indicated above.

*** NC CUTTING FILES: Although a complete Building Plans set is required in order build any of these boat designs, the NC Cutting Files are entirely optional. In other words, the Building Plans are required, even if you purchase the NC Cutting Files for that design. The cost of NC Cutting Files is in addition to the cost of the Building Plans. Please see above for discount options that are available...

The NC Cutting Files shown above with prices given in BOLD BLACK TYPE have already been developed, in which case they will have been created for either metric or imperial dimensioned materials, and for either steel or aluminum (noted in parentheses).

If the vessel will be built in a location that requires changing the measurement system, and / or if there is a change from steel to aluminum or aluminum to steel structure, then additional work will be required, the cost of which will be quoted separately and in addition to the above prices. Should such changes to any of our designs be of interest, please inquire for an estimate.
  


YACHT TENDERS

Our aluminum yacht tenders are the perfect companion to any of the yachts described above.

8' to 14' Prams - Building Plans: $150. NC Cutting Files: $150. (The Building Plans are required. The NC Cutting File is optional. The cost of the NC Cutting file includes interacting with the cutter of your choice to assure compliance with their cutting equipment.)
 


PROTOTYPE YACHT PLANS

If you don't see a design here that suits your requirements, please see our Prototypes web page for links to other designs that are either under development, or that may offer a few possible ideas in way of inspiration...

Preliminary study sketches may be available for some of our Prototype Designs. If you would like to know more about one of them, please inquire.
 


NACA Foil Shaped Low Drag Aluminum Paravanes

Please see our Roll Attenuation article for more information on Paravanes for Motor Yachts.

LARGE NACA FOIL ALUMINUM PARAVANES

Plan square area is 383 square inches for the wings, not counting the bulb.
Weight is 79 lb., of which approx. 19.5 lb. is lead in the nose of the bulb.
Appropriate for boats up to approximately 50 to 65' on deck by 15' of beam,
depending on displacement.

* Design and Specification: $120
 

MEDIUM NACA FOIL ALUMINUM PARAVANES

Plan square area is 233 square inches for the wings, not counting the bulb.
Weight is approximately 40 lb., of which approx. 10 lb. is lead in the nose of the bulb.
Appropriate for boats up to approximately 35 to 50' on deck by 12' of beam,
depending on displacement.

* Design and Specification: $100
 

SMALL NACA FOIL ALUMINUM PARAVANES

Plan square area is 138 square inches for the wings, not counting the bulb.
Weight is 17.5 lb., of which approx. 4.25 lb. is lead in the nose of the bulb.
Appropriate for boats up to approximately 35' on deck by 10' of beam
depending on displacement.

* Design and Specification: $80
 

The 25' Tug Yacht Boojum Under Way
25' Boojum - Click for Larger Image

These low-drag paravanes are balanced and are adjustable for different speeds. They make use of NACA foil shaped surfaces combined with a lead ballasted NACA foil shaped bulb. They are designed to be machined out of marine grade aluminum plate and rod so that they can be shaped, and so they are lighter for a given wing area than steel paravanes would be.

The sizes given above are conservatively rated. In other words each size can be used on a larger vessel than is indicated. It is all a matter of degree. The roll attenuation will simply be more or it will be less, as compared to that of a larger or smaller wing area.

Paravane effectiveness is a function of wing area and pole length vs. your vessel’s righting moment. With a larger the vessel the poles can be made longer, achieving greater leverage, therefore a greater effect for the same size paravane.  If you have an existing vessel on which you would like to install these paravanes, but you don't have a paravane rig, we can provide a design for the rig that will fit your boat.

For more information, please inquire.
  


ORDERING PLANS...

Addresses In North America

PAYMENT OPTIONS: If you would like to make a purchase from the above plans lists, please use our PDF Order Form or please feel free to contact me for additional information. Our payment options are as follows:

Please note that all prices given on this page are subject to change at any time at my discretion.
 

SHIPPING OPTIONS: For standard first class mail sent to any address in the US or Canada, or for airmail sent to Mexico, please add USD $55 to cover mailing costs. For US Priority Mail to US Addresses, please add USD $65. For US Express Mail to US addresses or for US Global Priority Mail to Canada please add USD $75. For FedEx standard overnight delivery in the US and Canada, or FedEx International Economy to Mexico please add USD $145. 
 

FREE DELIVERY...! Delivery via email is easy, and is encouraged. It is by far the fastest and most economical way to receive your plans. If you elect this option, delivery is FREE. If you accept delivery by email, we will send you all drawings as PDF plots, and all documents as PDF's, ready for printing and / or plotting, which is easily accomplished at your nearest copy shop.
 

Addresses Elsewhere Worldwide

PAYMENT OPTIONS: If you live outside North America, our payment options are as follows:

Please note that all prices given on this page are subject to change at any time at my discretion.
 

SHIPPING OPTIONS: For addresses in Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, England, or any country that uses the Euro Currency, please add USD $150 for 3 to 6 day delivery via US Global Priority Mail. For faster delivery by courier (DHL, FedEx, EMS) or by US Global Express Mail please add USD $250 (usually takes 3-4 business days).

Please note that regular postal mail services of any kind are not offered to destinations other than those listed above. In most other locations, regular postal mail has proven to be extremely unreliable.  For destinations not listed above, please add USD $350 for 3 to 4 day delivery by courier (DHL, FedEx, EMS). We will select the best delivery method depending on your location.  
 

FREE DELIVERY...! Delivery via email is easy, and is encouraged. It is by far the fastest and most economical way to receive your plans. If you elect this option, delivery is FREE. If you accept delivery by email, we will send you all drawings as PDF plots, and all documents as PDF's, ready for printing and / or plotting, which is easily accomplished at your nearest copy shop.
 


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