Cabin cruisers are by far the most beautiful boats out there. I like the small ones up to 25ft to 30ft best, although boat owners usually say “the bigger the better”.
I own a small cabin cruiser, about 25ft in length and I must say that it is a great pleasure. Me and my family use it a lot and it’s a great boat for short sea trips with my family in the summer. We can stay on the water for couple of days, becouse my boat has a fully equiped cabin. That’s the beauty of these boats. You have somewhere to hide when it’s raining or when it’s windy.
The bed inside the cabin is very comfortable and one can easily sleep on it for days. Usually there is also a small toilet inside and a very small cooking spot. I modified my boat so I also have an refrigerator mounted on the deck (to keep the beer cold ) and a small TV inside so I can watch a movie at night with my wife.
Cabin cruisers are very beautiful and useful boat, but the bet thing is that they are easy to build by yourself. Below you will find some great free cabin cruiser plans for some good looking boats. Sure, if you want only the best plans than you should consider a little more advanced but even more beautiful designs here.
Hope these plans are usefull to you all. I found them while searching the internet for new designs, as I am planning to build an new cabin cruiser that will be a bit longer. I am aiming towards 30ft.
Dolphin, A 16ft Cabin Cruiser
As I was saying in my previous post about my first inflatable boat, I sold for quite good amount of money considering what it was worth. But honestly I sold it becouse it was a little to small for our needs. My dear Andreja was always complaining when the water was a little rough (she was right, it was a very bumpy ride ) and you all know the problem when your boat is one meter too short.
So I decided that I will bring another beauty to life. This time for real.
I started following all the local classified ads for old boats in need of renovation. I found a lot boats, but there was allways some issues with them. One didn’t have all the neccessary documents, the other had a price like it was just out of the store, etc…
After a couple of months of searching I finnaly found it. A nice V bottom cabin day cruiser about 5,5 meters in length, manufactured ba Elan Slovenija in 1976. It was out of the water for about 12 years but it was very well stored so it was quite good preserved. Of course it needed a lot of work but as it proved later on it was a good base to start my diy boat building project. Read more…