Lewis Boat Works: Custom Boat building and Plans
A Nesting Flat-Bottom Boat that can fit into a Closet .
This was my submission to the Duckworks Magazine Design Contest for 2001.
The boat was designed as a 1-2 person nesting Jon boat that someone who lives in an apartment can carry up stairs and stash into a closet or storage spot. Nested, the boat is 42" X 54" and about 50 lbs or less.
Profile of the Apartment boat. Tank flotation is sufficient for a small motor. If paddle/row is desired, omit the tanks and use front curve as template for curve at rear, providing rocker for proper rowing.
Here's the Bow/Stern view
Length: 8 feet
Max Beam: 42 inches
Beam at chine: 36 inches.
Boat weight: 50-75 lbs.
Payload: 300 lbs or 2 adults + gear.
Freeboard: 14 inches.
Motor Capacity: 3 hp