I am interested in a boat in the 17-20 foot range with a beam of 7’ 6” or greater. I want something a little different than the standard. I am not looking for a fast boat but something to putter along (4-8 knots) and protect me from the elements. It will have a pilot house where two people can sit and stand (min 6’3”) comfortably and a self-bailing deck because it will be at anchor when not in use. It could be use wood or aluminum as I can adapt the plan.
I am familiar with Glen-L and Bateau plans. I have looked at a number of “character boats” like mini-tugs but have not seen exactly what I need. I am thinking along the lines of a small workboat or pilot boat type of boat. It can be with or without a bunk since it will mostly be used for day trips.
I have used Google but I may have missed the obscure gem that someone out there may know about. Any help in finding a plan for such a boat would be helpful.
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#573476 - 04/10/2001:07 PMRe: Looking for a 17-20 foot boat design or manufactured boat th
My budget depends if the boat is new or used, wood or aluminum. Finding a plan that works to build a custom boat would also be great. The boat would be used on medium sized lakes mostly so it won't be sea going. Something slow and stable would work.
#573478 - 04/11/2012:01 PMRe: Looking for a 17-20 foot boat design or manufactured boat th