45′ Plus Diesel Duck

Welcome! Bodie LIKES this boat!  Richard M. Viggiano of PRO-TECH MARINE provided much of the electronics on Ross & Gail’s ship. Rick did a demo for me, and showed me an aerial view of Whidbey Island, then zeroed in on my shop. I told him I was gonna paint a big vertical finger on my roof!    Still

47′ Plus Diesel Duck

Photos added 7/5/2017 Another model, just a bit different than the others. The way it’s going it appears eventually there will be a new DUCK available in 1 foot increments. That seems silly but, there’s been a reason for each new one so I’ve quite wondering about it! Like all the DUCKS she has a backup sail.

55′ Diesel Duck-Plus

New drawings 7/26/08 The 55 worked out just great but, as usual, a few guys wanted more room yet. So, I took the basic design and “tweaked” her a bit. I gave her a bit deeper bow and stern sections and a bit wider transom. This added 7,000 pounds to her displacement and also allows

41′ plus-2 DIESEL DUCK

This new DUCK steel design is a “fine tuned” version of the 41-Plus, which in its own right is successful. That “plus” and “2” stuff refers to the “sugar scoop” style transom the boats have, which makes the boat a bit over 44′ on the water but 41′ on deck, making a built in “swim

41′ Wood Diesel Duck

Added 3/26/2017 Follow the construction by first time builder Scot Smith on his excellent blog: Sea Dreamer project: This 2017 “update” to the wood 41 DUCK incorporates a few small changes that seemed a good idea to me. Don’t get me wrong! I like the original fine. But I like this idea too. I think 41 is a

41′ Plus Diesel Duck

Last edit 7/16/2012 New Interior photos George’s Turkey Visit I’ve written before how no design springs from a vacuum and ALL designs are a combination of a lot of folk’s ideas, in most cases, going back years and years. This boat is MY combination of great ideas by several people. Bill at Seahorse’s ideas on

38′ Diesel Duck

12/12/17 new photos added documenting the building of a wood 38, in Brazil Making time This was the very first Diesel Duck and the following spiel is the description I wrote back then whenI sent the drawings out to various magazines. It repeats some of what you’re read elsewhere (so what else is new) but

60′ Seahorse Survey Vessel

Seahorse 60′ Long Range Survey Vessel This hull started off as the largest true Diesel Duck version; sail rig, cockpit behind the house, low forward cabin. We all liked this hull and thought it ideal to also be offered as a straight powerboat. Lily, Seahorse’s talented Naval Architect, and Bill, owner of Seahorse, took this

48′ Diesel Duck

Click Harry & Vickie’s Wooden 48 (shown above) to see step by step wood construction photos of this ship! At this length the DUCK concept gives us a pretty spacious cruising home. While certainly a substantial boat, she’s also quite trim. She has the same beam as the 44, but the extra length has been

34′ Diesel Duck

I think most of the small designs said to be for cruising are simply to “busy.” The designer tries to get to much stuff in ’em, and as a result, nothing is quite big enough to be actually comfortable. I do have a number of smaller cruising sailboat designs, but they don’t pretend to be

35′ Coot

35′ Trawler (not Troller) Yacht COOT COOT is a medium sized Trawler Yacht that is specifically planned out for NW cruising. Of course this doesn’t rule out her use anywhere else! The features that make COOT so appealing here will be appreciated anywhere. The Pacific Northwest is absolutely tremendous cruising grounds. That’s the sole reason

41′ Diesel Duck

2/19/09 Marlene & Benno sent this email from their 41 DUCK (above) via Satellite (what a world!) Note the well dressed German yachtswoman standing in the wheelhouse door! Hi George and Gail,It is time to celebrate. Your design, the Diesel Duck 41, just rounded Cape Horn from the west to the east today the 19,

46′ Diesel Duck

DIESEL DUCK 46 (Traditional) This mender of the flock (somebody else called it that and as silly as it sounds, I rather liked it I’m afraid…) is just a bit different than the others. She has a bit less rake to the transom, a bit more rake to the bow, and just a little “fuller”

55′ Diesel Duck

At 55′ our Duck becomes almost palatial, especially if you follow my thoughts about interior design which boils down to making it comfortable for THE OWNERS rather than devoting space to spare bedrooms. It’s an interesting fact that if you want to see good small space interior live-aboard design, don’t look at boats. Go to