Center Console Plans... Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by sailordave, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. sailordave
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    sailordave Junior Member

    I'd like to build a center console boat. 19-23 foot. Most likely strip/composite construction. Probably outboard powered.
    Needs to be a good looking boat. The Glen-L designs just don't have that sexiness. The Landing School builds one that was on the cover of this year's MOTORBOAT mag put out by the folks at WOODENBOAT. Very nice looking boat.

    Any suggestions?
  2. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    Gee, ask boatdesign net contributor PAR to draw you one. He's a Florida boy..the land of centerconsole boats.

    A 19 to 23 ft skiff can be many things.

    50hp or 250hp.

    Clarify power .... range....and budget. low powed boats are cheap...high powered boats double the cost of materials.

    high Powered Boats of 18 to 20ft have a dificult time self bailing. Go bigger if you need speed.
  3. sailordave
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    sailordave Junior Member

    I'm thinking 125-150 hp. max. 40 knots top speed. More than likely cruising 20 knots.
    100 gals fuel +/-
    No idea of the cost to build. But would like to be able to have molds cut by CNC. Strip built, wood obviously!
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  6. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    This is the most popular size range for a powerboat, with hundreds of designs to choose from. As to styling, well this can be changed to suit any aesthetic. When selecting a design, focus on the things you need from it and the gingerbread stuff (how it looks) is simply garnish that can be applied to most any hull form.
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