Spira International Wooden Boat Plans

Following are the stock plans available for the various types of boats, separated into the different categories. Many, like the Carolina dory, Midwestern drift boat or Pacific power dory are named after the areas where they were first developed. This doesn't mean that they are useful for only that area. On the contrary, each has its plusses and minuses for all types of use and in many different conditions. I try to describe these in the right sidebar headers. If you have any questions about this at all, please just drop me an email and ask. The email link is above.

Pacific Power Dories

Offshore Power Dories

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14' Seneca
17' Tillamook
19' Albion
23' Winchester

17' Courtenay
19' Anacapa
23' Farallon
27' Sitka
32' Kodiak

Carolina Dories

V-Bottom Dories

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14' Pescadero
16' Oysterman
18' Carolinian
20' Caladesi
24' Key Largo
27' Bahaman

15' Alamitos
17' Kachemak
19' Hatteras
24' Chesapeke
24' Clemente Pocket Cruiser


Larger Stitch & Glue Boats

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12' Bahia Mini Panga
16' Robalo Junior Panga
18' Veracruz Panga
19' Quintana Wide Panga
21' Tiburon Panga
23' Ixtapa Super Panga

16' Newporter
18' San Diegan
20' Californian

Western Style Drift Boats

Midwestern Style Drift Boats

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13' Mackinaw
14' Riverman
17' Chinook
17' Grander

13' Ozark Fisherman
14' Canadian
15' Pactola
16' Yukon

Power Drift Boats

Specialty Power Boats

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16' Rogue Power Drifter
19' Outer Banks Surf/Power Drifter
27' Valdez Power Drifter

16' Oscoda Mini Tug Boat
16' Skeeter Bass Boat
17' Ablemarle Power Skipjack
17' Haystack Beach Surf Dory


Flats and Bayou Boats

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16' Wye River Garvey Dory
19' Galveston Garvey Dory
24' Puchie Special Garvey Dory

14' Chalmette Micro-Skiff
16' Rail Bird Poling Skiff
18' Ka-Joe Quiet Bayou Boat
18' Bayou Jubilee
15-1/2 - 19' Sabine
24' Matagorda Flats Catamaran

Grand Banks Style Dories

Recreational Boats

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11' Otters Point
13' Juneau
16' Nova Scotian w/ Sail Option
17' Texan w/ Outboard Well
19' Alaskan w/ Sail Option
24' Labrador w/ Sail Option

10' Havasu Personal Watercraft
12' Bolsa Chica Stand-Up Paddleboard
13' Fiesta Bay Speed Boat

Other Small Boats

Row or Power Skiffs

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14' Crawdad Jon Boat
15' Cape Cod Traditional Rowing Skiff

11' Champlain - Row/Power Skiff
15' Hudson - Row/Power Skiff



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16' Eloi Cajun Canoe
17' Scanoe Power Cajun Canoe
11' Current River Youth Canoe
15' St. Croix Traditional Canoe

12' Huntington Harbor (FREE!)
14' Arrow Point Stitch and Glue
15' Greenlander Stitch and Glue
15' / 18' Wilamette River

Duck Hunting Boats

Ultralight Stitch-and-Glue Boats

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13' Marsh Rat Mini Duck Boat
16' Rail Bird Poling Skiff
18' Capybara Duck Boat

7' Mini Miss Skiff
8' Back Bay Pram
11' Mission Bay Skiff
14' Minuteman Row Boat
14' Maxi Miss Skiff
15' Glousterman Rowing Dory
20' Puget Challenge Offshore Rowing Dory

Mullet Skiffs

St. Pierre Dories

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19' Tortuga
24' La Paz
27' Chubasco

27' Newfie
32' Baffin Bay
34' Lone Star

Larger Cruisers

Sharpie Sailing Dories

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25' Kona Hawaiian Sampan
31' Hilo Hawaiian Sampan
27' Cane River Semi Displacement Cruiser
32' Zuider Zee Semi Displacement Cruiser
27' Tangier Chesapeake Deadrise
28' San Miguel Full Displacement Cruiser
55' Tanuki Carolina Dory

14' Inagua
24' Andros
27' Eleuthera


About Dories

Naval Architect and Boat Designer Jeff Spira

Dories are one of the few hundreds of year old boat designs to have survived into the 21st century, and for good reason. Their sea keeping abilities, slippery shapes, extreme versatility, and ease of construction make them one of the best choices for a first-time or veteran boat builder looking for a great boat able to be built on a budget.

Dories began appearing over 200 years ago as small, light, versatile work boats ideal for fishing. They were easy to construct, easy to launch from the beach, easy to row or sail, and could haul a huge load of gear and fish. No one knows exactly where the design came from but many builders started constructing these boats on both sides of the Atlantic. In Europe dories were popular in Portugal, and in the US, Nova Scotia was the center of dory construction. Dories were used extensively to fish the Grand Banks, one of the most important cod fishing locales in the world at that time.

In 1876 a man named Alfred Johnson took a dare in a Gloucester, Massachusetts bar to single handedly sail across the Atlantic in an open dory. He chose a 20 foot dory which he named Centennial to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the United States that year. He fitted with sails and a centerboard, and on June 15th set off from Gloucester for England. He arrived in Liverpool on August 21st 1876 after crossing one of the most treacherous stretches of water in the world, the North Atlantic. He survived a major gale and some horrid seas in a flat bottomed, open boat with no flotation or self bailing decks!



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