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"The Plans for the 17' Motorboat are easy to understand. First thing I did was creating a model from the plans out of paper."
Paul Kersbergen, The Netherlands
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This affordable little mini cruiser is made to set perfect conditions for daytrips and weekends. With a length of only 17 it is easily to trailer and launch - yet it accommodate the basic needs for two persons.

The cabin gives room for a double berth, a small locker and pantry. If you need the option you can even install a PortaPotti.

The cockpit is large and open. The standard layout is with no permanent seats, so it is customisable with any arrangement you may like. We suggest you simply bring some comfortable folding chairs. That way you will have the most flexible layout possible.

The engine is placed in a well at the aft. Nicely put away to ensure a quite cruise. The outboard engine is the perfect choice, since the motor installation is the simplest and easiest possible.

An engine size between 8 and 15 HP will be suitable depending on the speed potential you will need.


This boat is easy to build using our downloadable boat plans

Our boat plans are available for instant download so you can start building right away. Available in PDF file formats, each plan includes drawings showing exact dimensions for the hull panels and frame, plus comprehensive building instructions and assembly details.


No carpentry or boat-building skills necessary

You don't need any boat-building experience to build this boat just lift the dimensions from the plans and transfer them directly onto the plywood sheets. The plans allow you to draw full size pictures of the parts of the boat - the bottom pieces, side pieces etc. Once you're done, simply cut around the lines using a jigsaw, then use the stitch and glue building method to finish your boat.

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Here's what you'll receive when you order this plan from me...

  • Plan, profile and section drawing
  • General arrangement drawing
  • Nesting drawings for the plywood layout
  • Dimensions for all hull panels (flat): Sides, bottom, frames, stringers, seats, deck, etc. All dimensions in metric and US units (inches)
  • Assembly details
  • Construction drawings showing assembly and parts numbers
  • Fiberglass lamination detail
  • Drawing list
  • Specific building instruction for this boat
  • Bill of materials
  • Beginner's guide -Boat building Master Course Part 1*
  • Lofting manual - Boat building Master Course Part 2*
  • Assembly manual - Boat building Master Course Part 3*
  • Laminating manual - Boat building Master Course Part 4*
  • Epoxy manual - Boat building Master Course Part 5*
  • Free unlimited support and encouragement through our customer service forum or via email.

*) Order your boat plans today and receive, absolutely FREE, a copy of my "Boat building Master Course". With more than 100 detailed pages of easy-to-follow instructions, over 70 sketches and photos, insider tips and tricks in five downloadable manuals, this boat-building master course explains everything you need to know about planning, building, and finishing your own boat.

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17' Motorboat specifications

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Main dimensions: What's this?
Length overall = 5,240 m / 17′ 2″
Beam = 1,940 m / 6′ 4″
Depth = 0,904 m / 3′ 0″
Draft = 0,205 m / 8″
Displacement = 1102 kg / 2429 lbs.
Hull weight = 245 kg / 540 lbs.
Passengers = up to 5
Sleeping accommodations = 2
Outboard = 8 - 15 HP

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