Devlin Designing Boatbuilders, In collaboration with West Satsop CNC, has brought the Devlin design catalog to independent boatbuilders as a precision cut CNC kit. All of Sam’s construction plans enable you to build from raw materials, but the value of the kit is twofold. First, we source the best materials for your project. Second, the accuracy of CNC cutting ensures that you will have an easy time building your boat straight and true. The kits provide a solid foundation for building your boat the way you want to build it.
Power? Sail? Rowing? Dozens of Devlin designs are available from the catalog menu link.
To me, the Pelicano 18 is a perfectly sized kit for the independent boatbuilder. It's big enough to be used by the whole family on weekends, while small enough that a conscientious builder can get it done in a reasonable timeframe and store it in your garage. Many examples of this boat have been built since it's initial design in 2010, and after a recent update to the beam, the hull has even more load carrying ability and confidence-inspiring stability.
Equip it with up to a 90hp outboard for speeds approaching 40mph, or a smaller powerplant for maximum range and as little as 1gph fuel economy.