Here’s a nice one, from PARyachts (Riccelli Yacht Design):
(Renderings courtesy PARyachts)
This looks like a perfect clamming skiff: rugged and simple to build.
LOD 17′ (5.18 m)
LWL 15′ (4.57 m)
Beam 6′ (1.83 m)
Draft not much with the motor up
Dry hull weight 415 lbs. (188 kg)
PPI 310 lbs. (141 kg)
21 MPH (33.8 KPH) w/ 15 HP and 900 lbs. (409 kg) displacement
27 MPH (43.5 KPH w/ 25 HP and 900 lbs. (409 kg) displacement
The designer offers several different interior layouts. Here is the center console version:
“The construction is very basic and is a combination plank on frame and taped seam. In the regular version, the frames stiffen the topsides, but you could live without them if you wanted, without much fear things would break. On the HD version, the frames are twice as thick and dramatically stiffen up the topsides, which is handy if bouncing off a concrete sea wall. The bottom is 2 layers of ½” (13 mm) plywood (HD is 3 layers) and no scarfs are necessary, just Payson butt joints. This makes life much easier fitting bottom planks. The topside planks are also butted together, but if you want a varnished look, you can use a scarf or butt block to hide the joint.”
I like this simple approach. Unfortunately, I can’t find a price list for the plans, but you can contact the designer. His webpage shows some other interesting designs as well. (the Digger 17 is the third one down):
What do you think?