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Fuel (gas)125 gal470 L
light displacement3364 lb1526 kg
max displacement 5624 lb2531
max HP (outboard) single 300/twin200
min HPsingle 200
deadrise24 degree


CNC jig kit for the CCSF25.5 - click HERE

Building Method: The CCSF25 is a composite boat, wood core with biaxial fiberglass skins on both sides, set in epoxy resin. This building method offers an extremely stiff and light hull that requires no more maintenance than a similar FRP hull. The hull is built on a male jig that ensures an accurate and fair hull. Compared to cold molding, sheathed strip is faster and less work. Compared to stitch and glue, sheathed strip takes more time initially BUT requires far less torturing and fairing of panels often associated with larger stitch and glue boats (no droopy bow either)

Materials: Hull core is strips of Atlantic white cedar (or wood with similar properties). Bulkheads, frames, transom, etc are of marine plywood. Hull skins are of biaxial fiberglass, all plywood surfaces are covered with woven glass cloth. Epoxy resins and glues are used throughout.

Concept: The CCSF25 is a high performance offshore fishing and family boat, she has a classic running surface of 24 degree deadrise and 8.5' max beam. Wide chine flats for knocking down spray, integrated lifting strakes for high speed handling and directional control. The keel of the boat has a “pad” or flat section which helps in planing and offers an ideal location for thru-hull transducers.

The CCSF25 hull size is big enough to give you a serious offshore fishing machine, but small enough to not require a large tow vehicle or oversized towing permits. Ideal power would be a single 250hp-300hp or twin of 150hp to 200hp.

Features: Standard fuel tank is a single 125 gallon center tank, but the boat can also be built with two wing tanks located on either side of the stringers. Wing tanks would allow for a step down inside the console for a small head. A baitwell is built into the transom. There is plenty of room under the sole/deck for fish boxes and storage. The hull is designed to be unsinkable by using buoyancy foam filled compartments. The outboard bracket is integrated into the hull to give a seamless and clean look.

Building Jig: We put many hours and much effort into the design of the CCSF255 jig . We include 25+ drawings for the jig alone. All parts are numbered and detailed. Several drawings are in 3D to show jig assembly details. The jig is not complicated, but we choose to spend the extra time upfront on details in order to save the builder time down the road in extra work and fairing. Our jig includes some interesting features such as integrated running strakes; strakes are laminated into the jig in order to avoid the major time consumption of making these parts separately later (and fairing into the hull).

Stringer Grid and below deck options: Our extremely stiff composite hull allows for a single pair of longitudinal stringer and only three full height transverse floor frames. The builder has the option of a single large center fuel tank, or two wing tanks on either side of the stringers. There is ample room for fuel and below deck storage. With wing tanks, there is room under the center console for step down area (storage or possible head)

Anyone who has built a boat with 4 stringers will tell you the amount of time saved on tabbing in the extra set of stringers and frames is enormous! The same transverse floor frames on a boat with 4 stringers would mean 5 pieces of frame (pieces between stringers) and 14 pieces of fiberglass tabbing, compared to 3 piece and 7 tabbing joints. This does not even take into account the added materials cost in epoxy/glass.

CSF25.5 Plans

Without a doubt, the plans for the CCSF25.5 are the most detailed and complete set of plans available in a stock boat plan for a vessel in this class. Plans will be provided in digital (PDF) format. The plans are divided into 5 sub-assembly categories and building notes

  • Building Jig and platform (sub-assembly 1): 28 drawings; 3D renderings of each step of jig assembly. A detail page for each part. A nesting drawing and cut page for every part. Each part is numbered and referenced.

  • Hull (sub-assembly 2): 114 drawings. Every piece of the hull has its own dimensioned drawing. Each piece is nested for CNC or manual cutting. 3D rendering drawings show the build steps. Detail drawing on construction. There is no hunting for dimensions or need to infer information from multiple drawings! Each part is numbered and indexed for reference.

  • Outboard Bracket (sub-assembly 3): 16 drawings: Detailed drawings of each part and assembly. Nesting files for CNC or manual cutting.

  • Console (sub-assembly 4): 25 drawings: Detailed drawings of each part and assembly. Nesting files for CNC or manual cutting.

  • Turning Cradle (sub-assembly 5): 25 drawings: Detailed drawings of each part and assembly. Nesting files for CNC or manual cutting.

  • Building Notes: A walk through of the building process, notes on materials, and specifics on hardware.

  • Lamination Schedule: Specified fiberglass for hull and all joints.


CNC files and kits.

CCSF25.5 plans are all in PDF format. The cut files for all the parts are in PDF format. If a builder wishes to have their parts cut by CNC, we offer (separately) the part files in DWG format.

CNC kits: We offer CNC kit the CCSF25.5. We can customize a kit to your requirements: just the jig, jig and hull parts, or even the turning cradle. Please contact us for a quote on a CNC kit

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