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Design No. 1123

Built for:  Various owners
Builder: Various builders
Date designed: 1990

Class – Hull Number  Kingfisher Class No. 1

Principal Design Data

L.O.A: 15’ 9”  ( 4.80 m)
Datum: 13’ 6”  ( 4.10 m)
Beam Max: 7’ 1″  ( 2.16 m)
Draft: 1′ 7”  ( 0.55 m)
Displacement tons: 0.72
T.M.:  2.31 tons
Ballast ratio:                                   
Sail Area: 165 sq. ft
Rig: Gaff yawl         (Gaff sloop)

The 4.8m Kingfisher was designed as a result of the success of our Jolly Boat (design number 0993) but with a cabin large enough to accommodate two full length berths and a small galley.

Like the Jolly boat she is of plywood lap-strake construction and conceived for amateur construction and the full drawing set includes full size frame and stem templates and spar and rigging drawings for both the gaff sloop and gaff yawl rig options.

By the spring of 2017 forty-two Kingfishers have been built by their owners in eleven countries.


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Additional Information

Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for the Kingfisher, Individual plan copies cost $85.00 which includes standard airmail. Please contact us using the link for information on how to order.

Download Drawing List

Study Notes

12 page A4 format colour booklet containing many small scale drawings and photographs as well as technical data of the yawl and the sloop rigged versions of Kingfisher.

Model Plans

D:Blue Laurent Giles Naval Architects (NZ) LtdProjects1100 –

Full set of Stock Building Plans

1123 sail plans low res

A Kingfisher can be constructed from original computer generated drawings for lap-strake plywood plank construction for which full lofting, construction, rigging and outfit drawings will be provided.

Poster & Art Prints