Build Your Own Cabin Cruiser
These plans are for a large cabin cruiser boat, measuring 25 feet.
Although this section describes the
building of a sedan cruiser, this particular
hull, with a few changes in the cabin construction,
is readily adaptable to a sport
fisher, express cruiser or utility boat.
Ideal for use on large lakes or rivers,
and fully seaworthy for offshore ocean
cruising, the "Sea Craft" is a smart cabin cruiser
designed with an eye toward simple,
low-cost construction for the inexperienced
During World War II, the
original boat was given severe tests for
seaworthiness when it was used by the
United States Coast Guard to take highranking
officers from ship to shore.
boat has an over-all length of 24 ft, 7
in., and a breadth at sheer of 7 ft. 8 in.
A converted Chrysler "75" auto engine
easily pushed it along at a cruising speed
of 15 knots. However, any marine or converted
auto engine of similar horsepower
may be used.
cabin design of Sea Craft was selected because
it offers one of the best all-around
accommodations. Its open cockpit is large
enough for fishing, lounging or sun bathing
and the roomy cabin provides comfortable
living quarters on a long cruise. It is
equipped with a fresh-water tank, sink,
cooking stove, toilet and two bunks.
additional upper bunks can be fitted to
sleep a total of four. In addition, there is
plenty of cabinet and stowage space for
Build a Cabin Cruiser Boat