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New Designs

A number of new designs are in the works. Here's a sampling. More details in the designs pages.

Olga 28

OLGA 28: Fuel Efficient Power Cruiser
Construction drawings are underway.
A smaller version with cuddy cabin cabin is planned.

Simplicity 36: Shoal Draft Cruising Cutter
Beachable (features a flat bottom and centerboard),
with a raised deck
Construction drawings are underway.
Larger and smaller versions are planned.

Boats Under Construction
Boats are now building in the US, Canada, and Europe. Some are illustrated below. See the photo albums for more construction pictures.

Kahuna, with long cabin (North Carolina)

Kahuna (New York)

Kahuna Nui (Romania)


I'm often asked about how seaworthy my designs are. Katla, a 26' Wynfall cutter built in Portugal, has now crossed the Atlantic twice. Read more at  the owner's blog:

Building Blogs & Galleries

Building Janetess (32' Kahuna)

Building a North Sea 29

Design Updates

Sandy now has a 4-berth layout:


Wooden Boat Society
of the San Juan Islands

Sail Orcas

Boat Bits

Kahuna Nui: 37' Ocean Cruiser
Full keel, with various layout options.
Now under construction in Romania.

Kahuna Nui Pilothouse
Perfect for the Pacific Northwest

North Sea 29 (Belgium)

North Sea 29 (Montana)

North Sea 29 (Belgium)

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