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The Cruise Control 5.2 was driven by customer demand for a strong, proven style fisherman styule boat offering a true balance of beauty, hardcore fishability, weather protection, performance and comfort in an exciting offshore trailerable boating package. Featuring a 20-degree deadrise for stability combined with her deep entry, the Cruise Control 5.2 delivers a smooth ride ride through all types of seas, creating a whole new realm of possibilities for weekend adventures. For the angler who desires the ultimate in a highly mobile fishing platform, the Cruise Control 5.2 is literally... in a class of its own.
For the arrangement plan, the question most asked was;
"Could we please  include a private area in regards to the toilet arrangement, not only for guests but more importantly... the opposite sex". So in this regard, we made this one of our  top prioritys with this design, using real walls and not flapping curtains to the outside world.

Also, with her comfortable helm station & deck, rear-facing cockpit seating, cabin with private amenities and spacious multi-function storage compartments, the Cruise Control 5.2 has every amenity an active family could need. Sporting a wide array of hardcore fishing features and the strength and safety for offshore offshore capability, the Cruise Control 5.2 is a perfect combination of fishability and and most of fun.

The Cruise Control 5.2 is a composite strip plank design while the interior framing and joinery is constructed from plywood. Using Paulownia timber or Western Red Cedar as the core and sandwiched in epoxy and directional E-glass fabrics, this overall result's in a stronger, tougher and more durable "Composite" boat, while still retaining its lightweight construction.
  To see more on our Strip Plank Composite construction method, please click HERE.   

Overall length = 18ft -3 in (5.56m)
Hull Length on Deck= 17 ft ( 5.2m) 
Beam = 7ft-9" (2.2m)
Deadrise @ Midship = 28 degrees 
Engine shaft length = XL/S (25")
Fuel Capacity = 25 US gal (200 litres)
Approx Hull weight (pending builder) = 1102 lbs (500 kg)
Rec. Horsepower = 115 - 150 Hp
Max Persons = 6 Adults

   The Cruise Control 5.2 Specifications 
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         We have boat plans (both yacht designs, catamaran designs and power designs) for all sizes for the amateur boat builder and Professional boatbuilder. From the 12ft Mushulu plywood stitch & glue power boat design to the Oceansky 57 strip plank composite multihull design. We design and build, plywood boats, strip plank boats and fibreglass composite boats to very modern styling for both yacht designs, multihull designs and power boat in round bilge, multi-chine or radius chine hull forms, including aluminum drift boats, aluminum landing craft, aluminum monohull boats, aluminum catamarans, aluminum special purpose boats, and aluminum RIBs

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COMPLETE PAPER BOAT PLANS : For our builders we offer full size printed bulkhead/ frame patterns, printed on 24" wide paper which are taped together to provide fulls size outlines. Using the full size patterns and detailed plan sheets, the parts can be accurately marked and cut out.
All Plan sheets are printed on Architectural D (24" x 36" ) paper except for the full size patterns. Detailed plans consist of  28 sheets which detail all aspects of construction.

We do not offer CNC cut files for this design.


The following list of materials is approximate and intended for calculation of approximte costs. We offer no guarantees of accuracy. The list is for all plywood in the construction of the hull, deck and interior. Allowance has been made in the quanties for about 10% wastage. Resin and glass quanties are only approximate.

MDF Board (Temporary frames)
12mm (1/2") -8 sheets

42mm x 12mm  - 24 sq.m (210 sq.ft)

MARINE OR EXTERIOR BC GRADE PLYWOOD (Do not use CD structural plywood)
6mm (1/4") - 3 sheets
9mm (3/8") - 6 Sheets
12mm (1/2") - 9 sheets

RESIN AND GLASS (For coatings and reinforced areas)
Epoxy Resin & Hardener - 125 kg (33 US gal)
400-450gm (12oz) Double Bias - 110 sq.m ( 132 sq.yards)
5 kg (4.4 lbs) glue powder (Cabosil)
5 kg  (4.4 lbs) Q-cells (fairing Powder)

The materials list above covers all the supplies for the boat as designed.
Useage of materials may vary due to several factors. For example, a experienced builder will use less resin. Our resin calculations are based on a 50% glass content. Options, customization and variations within your build will also effect the bill of materials and outcome.  

      BMD'S Strip Plank Composite Method of Building:

For those that are interested, here's our "How to strip plank composite " video where I explain the process, whilst we built our own boat.