Selway Fisher boat designs

After a youth messing around in all sorts of boats on the Thames in the 1960's, Paul Fisher gained a degree in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding from Newcastle University in 1974.

In 1982 he formed Selway Fisher Design, gaining a reputation for designing traditional-looking boats using modern construction methods. He has designed boats for professional yards, but the bulk of his design work is mainly for the home boatbuilder. Thousands of boats have been built to his designs all over the world.

He is a member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects and the author of several books covering various aspects of wood boat construction and sailmaking.

Paul has sailed in all sorts of craft around the coast of the UK and raced in everything from Dragons to the IOR fleet on the Clyde.

Boat designs by Paul Fisher

Dinky Dory wooden rowing boat that is easily made from a kit

Dinky Dory

A very light 12 foot boat that looks as though it ought to weigh 4 times as much. It can carry a large payload, but will still fit on a roof rack.

  • £1440Dinky Dory kit
  • £20Study manual
  • £10PDF study manual

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Fyne Four wooden sailing boat launched on Coniston Water


A 13 foot clinker style sailing dinghy with classic looks and nimble light-air performance.

  • £4175FyneFour kit
  • £30Study manual
  • £10PDF study manual

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A wooden stem dinghy used as a tender to a yacht

Stem Dinghy

A 7′ 6″ clinker style stem dinghy that makes a good tender and is also popular as a pretty boat for private ponds or lakes.

  • £1155Stem Dinghy kit
  • £20Study manual
  • £10PDF study manual

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