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Amateur Projects - Steel

Pratique 35 multi-chine steel boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

Brian Alcock, built his multi-chine Pratique 35 "Salty Dog II" as an amateur builder. He then developed his hobby into a business and became our most loyal metal builder.


Pratique 35 multi-chine steel boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

Peter Weston is building his Pratique 35 from a kit cut by CNC and delivered to him as precut components, ready for assembly to start. Follow his project.


Hout Bay 30 radius chine steel boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

"Albacore", is a Hout Bay 30, being built in Pasadena, California. It seems that she has 3 builders of equal standing. They are the owner Dan Knapp, a white fluffy dog named "Bingo" and his evil alter-ego named "Ognib", who controls the building schedule.


Hout Bay 30 radius chine steel boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

Christiane and Jorg Langanky built their Hout Bay 30, in Letzin, Germany. They are now cruising on her, named "April". See more of their project.


Hout Bay 30 radius chine steel boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

Igor Pokusaev is building his Hout Bay 30, in Samara, Russia. See more of his project.


Hout Bay 33 radius chine steel boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

"Melkita", the very pretty radius chine Hout Bay 33, built by Mel and Kitty Braun in Knysna, South Africa. Mel was a first time boatbuilder and produced a yacht of which he is justifiably very proud.


Hout Bay 33 radius chine steel boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

"Gouda", another radius chine Hout Bay 33, this one built by father and son Piet Boer (Jnr and Snr), in Standerton, South Africa. They have an engineering shop and used this as a first time boatbuilding project.


Hout Bay 33 radius chine steel boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

Francisco Rego is building an Hout Bay 33 in Santo Tirso, Portugal. Fransisco says "I am very happy with my work in the project, your system for making round boats is very good and easy". Follow his project.


Dix 38 radius chine steel boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

Andy Baguley contracted Ocean Metal Boat Co to build the structure of his Dix 38 Pilot. He is fitting her out himself.


Dix 38 radius chine steel boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

Chris Melvin is building a Dix 38 for himself in England.
The mobile gantry and chainblock will be valuable assets for moving heavy plate.


Echo 38 steel powerboat plans for amateur boatbuilders

Ron Steckler is building his Echo 38 cruising tug in Evansville, Indiana.
See more photos of his project.


Dix 38 radius chine steel boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

Chris Smith is building his radius chine boat based on our Dix 38 Pilot and Dix 43 Pilot designs, in California. This is a first time boatbuilding project and has been expanded to around 45ft. You can see more construction photos and follow the cruising of "Pelagic Drifter".


Dix 43 radius chine steel boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

Dix 43 radius chine steel boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

Dick Roles and Karen Marinovich are building a radius chine Dix43 Pilot. Here she is seen on hull turn-over day and after painting the hull interior. They are building in Roseville, Minnesota.


Dix 43 radius chine steel boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

A pair of hulls to our radius chine Dix43 design, being built by Rob Archibald and Len Helfrich near Richards Bay, South Africa. The one on the left has a fin keel and the other has a wing keel.


Dix 43 radius chine steel boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

John Perkins of Somerset, in Southern England, built a radius chine Dix43 Pilot. See construction photos and follow the cruising of "jj.boat".


Dix 43 radius chine steel boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

Andre Siebert is building a radius chine Dix43 Pilot in Benoni, South Africa. He and his family plan to cruise the world on her.


Dix 43 radius chine steel boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

This is also a Dix43 Pilot. Ian Edwards is building her in UK. He has tack-welded the centreline stringer, which forms the bow, to a length of steel channel to stabilise it while fitting the stringers.


Little Creek 47 multi-chine steel boat plans

Howard Boswel is building his multi-chine Little Creek 47 in Lancashire, England. More photos of his project.


Dix 59 radius chine steel boat plans

Bram "Avi" Heyns built his radius chine Dix 59 almost single-handed, in Cape Town.


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