About Playboy MkII-GR
Playboy MkII-RG 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 plan, kit or a complete finished boat. Details of each are listed below.
Boat Building Plan Set
The plan set is for a plywood skinned version of Playboy MkII-GR. 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.
License – This plan set is licensed 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 for building your own plywood version of Playboy MkII-GR including the following:
- CNC cut Sapele frame components
- CNC cut Gaboon plywood gussets and skins
- CNC cut MDF form and alignment parts
- Long timbers including battens, chines and keel
- Strongback timbers
- Consumables kit of screws, epoxy, paint and varnish
Please note that due to the size of the timbers provided the kits are only available for collection from my workshop.
Ordering a Finished Boat
A complete, finished boat can be supplied, all of my boats are built to order by myself to the highest standards. Hulls are of cold moulded construction offering the end user a modern, low maintenance wooden boat that will give many years of pleasure, a turn away from the reputation of wooden boat hulls of the past. Boats are supplied ready to go, set up on a custom SBS road trailer with covers, ropes, fenders and everything you will need to get you going.
A wide specification range is available for this boat and this is one that should be discussed in detail. For more information and to discuss the possibility of a new boat build please contact me.