Waterman started life as a very simple plywood fishing skiff designed by Howard Chapelle. Admiring Howard’s simple design, Michel Berryer revised the bottom and grew the boat to 19′ LOA x 6′-8″ Beam to handle a 25 h.p. outboard and provide a small cuddy for storage, protection from the weather and an msd. The boat will be kitted by myself to follow the same build process that is used in my other modernised boat plans.
This boat will be available to purchase as a kit or a complete finished boat and is expected to be available late 2021. Further details are listed below.
Boat Building Kit
A complete boat building kit containing all the wood you will need for building your own plywood version of Waterman 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 Waterman 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.