Easy on the pocket and packed with features, the Tropic 14 is an ideal mid size family/ multi species fishing boat. The heart and soul of the Tropic 14, although engineered for exceptional beam to beam stability in the most demanding conditions, her modified-V hull (not flat bottom) and flared bow design creates a super dry ride. But the real beauty of the Tropic 14 is its wide beam, shallow draft, maximum fishable cockpit space, casting platform, and a ton of storage, designed for the tough demands of fishing or family excursions.
Also, with her enhanced style and function, the Tropic 14 lines are easily distinguished from any other boat, even at a glance. While the Tropic 14 is packed with features, the rest is only limited by your imagination. Add more seats, increase the size of the casting platform, add a rear platform, under floor storage, it's up to you. That's the power of imagination.
So for the fisherman who wants a serious boat that delivers the absolute best in safety, reliability, and angling adventure - think Tropic 14, and follow your dreams.
The rest is up to you!

Overall Hull length = 14 ft ( 4.26m)
Beam = 6ft-2" (1.86m)
Engine shaft length = L/S (21.5")
Fuel Capacity = Builders Choice  
Approx Hull weight (pending builder) = 389 lbs (174 kg)
Recommend Hp = 30-40

   The Tropic 14 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

The construction is epoxy-fiberglass-plywood composite, a stitch and glue composite system designed for efficient and fast building. To put it another way, the hull material is engineered as a fiberglass laminate whereby the plywood is treated as a thick, yet weaker laminate within the fibreglass schedule.
Building the boat is easy. The builder simply assembles the hull as a plywood boat first, then glasses the outside and inside with fiberglass, to produce a strong composite hull without all the time consuming woodwork associated with traditional plywood on frame. Bog, fair, paint then time for the internals. Its that easy
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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  10 sheets which detail all aspects of construction.

We do not offer CNC cut files for this design.
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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.

6mm (1/4") - 6 Sheets
9mm (3/8") - 8 Sheet
12mm (1/2") - 2 sheets

RESIN AND GLASS (For coatings and reinforced areas)
Epoxy Resin & Hardener - 48 kg (12.7 US gal)
400-450gm (12oz) Double Bias - 34 sq.m ( 41 sq.yards)
2 kg (4.4 lbs) glue powder (Cabosil)
2kg  (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.  

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