Mark has a couple of slick designs, with another he is working on…

http://markvdesigns.tripod.com/boatbuilding/index.html

I have admired Mark’s designs for some time… they hold several attractions to me, including:

  • Roomy (although the beam is quite narrow)
  • Designed for the amateur builder
  • Incredibly inexpensive plans (and available in metric and English)
  • Shallow draft
  • Outboard powered

A few cons (to me):

  • Not offshore boats
  • High windage/lots of glass
  • Wood designs only – expects to be
  • Narrow beam (can be a pro, also)

Check out a builders log at:

http://bradsboat.tripod.com/

They successfully built the boat and made the Great Loop cruise.

Another good article:

http://www.duckworksbbs.com/plans/markv/39/index.htm

LOA 38′ 9"
LWL 38′ BEAM 9′
DRAFT 9" (with motor and centerboard raised) 3′ (with motor and centerboard down)
DISP 9,500 lb loaded