About Playboy MkII-GR
Playboy MkII-GR is a modernised, small gentleman’s racer style boat, based on the hull of the Playboy design by William Jackson. The design is for an outboard powered, stylish 2 seater runabout. The Playboy MkII Gentleman’s Racer is a perfect first time boat build that can be done in a garage sized workshop. The end result will leave you with a sensibly sized fun boat that can be easily trailered, manoeuvred and launched.
After building my own version of Playboy in 2012 we used the boat quite extensively on lakes, rivers and the sea. The hull is a lovely stable design that will allow you to stand on her side deck as you get in the boat without it wanting to throw you out!
Playboy MkII-GR is much the same as the original design below the waterline. The alterations to the Gentleman’s racer model consist of altered deck frames, the dashboard has been moved aft for a different seating position and I have drawn up a sealed transom well for the outboard. This means that the deck is far more enclosed and replicates the look of the larger, long foredeck gentleman’s race boats. The deck arrangement could be easily cut to accommodate hatches giving storage in the fwd sections. This design would also be ideal for setting up as an electric powered boat with ample space fwd for battery banks.
This boat is available to purchase as a digital plan or a pre cut boat building kit. Details of each are listed below.
Boat Building Plan Set
The plan set is for a plywood skinned version of Playboy MkII. It contains an illustrated document showing assembly of the parts and a SketchUp Model for referencing the general assembly and location of all components. DXF files for all components are pre nested onto sized panels ready for sending straight to the manufacturer or timber supplier. Files are supplied in digital format only and are available to download directly at the checkout. Now also included is a 3D STEP file for Playboy MkII for more versatile use in CAD packages.
License – This plan set is for single personal use only. Not for resale or commercial production, please contact me if you would like more information regarding commercial licensing.
Boat Building Kit
A complete boat building kit containing all the wood you will need for building your own plywood version of Playboy MkII including the following:
- CNC cut marine plywood frame components
- CNC cut marine plywood gussets and skins
- CNC cut MDF form and alignment parts
- Pre-scarfed long timbers including battens, chines and keel
- Pre-scarfed strongback timbers
The kit for Playboy MkII is supplied on an oversized pallet. Long timbers are scarfed to a maximum length of 2.4m and CNC cut components are retained in their stock to protect all parts and joints. UK mainland shipping is included in the kit price. For overseas shipping prices please contact me.