I'm a big fan of the Bolger Chebacco. Choice of cold-molded, glued lap, or ply construction. One of the nice features is a proper OB installation. (n.b. the cold-molded design was first and is different in some ways, including the motor well.) http://www.chebacco.com/
Bolger has designed several other small boats for molded construction including Wisp, a 20' sailing canoe. Also a 22' triple keel sloop which is strip planked but very shoal draft.
The closest I can think of to the Typhoon (by Alberg, I think) sloop that you mention would be one of the small sloops by Sam Devlin.
A surprising number of people have built the Joel White adaptations of the Herreshoff 12 1/2. Plans sold by WoodenBoat.