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Construction Plans & Pricing

Construction Plan Examples

This graph shows the estimated cost of materials for a range of different sized sailing catamarans, finished to a basic standard with standard equipment.
The material cost is all materials needed to build and finish the boat, and does not include the cost of any labour. For home builders, this cost may reflect the entire project cost if doing all labour yourself. However if having the boat built professionally you should multiply your builder's hourly rate by the estimated build hours of your chosen design to get an estimated labour value. These figures include the construction plans and kit price. 

The construction plans supplied by Schionning Designs are mostly CAD-drawn sheets taken from our full 3D model for accuracy. We use a plethora of design programs to create our plans and we stand behind them 100%, providing back-up support should you encounter any troubles during your build. Please be aware that plans are NOT included in the price of your kit and will need to be purchased seperately.

Often when we are working on a custom design for a client that is going to be professionally built, the plans may be Hand Drawn by Jeff, there are a number of reasons for this - the main being that experienced Schionning-recommended builders know our designs and systems and therefore require less instruction and merely the bare technical information. So depending on your experience and needs, we regularly tailor the supplied design package.

Our Plan prices include delivery via an electronic download link. Alternatively plans can be posted to anywhere in the world via courier with a tracking service.

Postage times can vary enormously, so we cannot guarantee delivery times.

Plans which are for courier, will be delivered in PDF format on a USB drive.. Electronic copies are far more durable and reliable than the paper equivalents. Paper plans can be arranged if necessary at an extra cost.

PLAN PRICES

Plan prices include electronic delivery.

Plans can be mailed to worldwide destinations via courier. All plans are now delivered electronically, whether hand-drawn or in CAD, in PDF format on a USD drive. Paper plans can be arranged at an extra cost if required. Please enquire directly with us for these rates.

Electronic copies are far more durable and allow cheap printing locally, as well as convenient re-printing when plan sheets inevitably become damaged in the shed.

These prices are for the construction plans only. For Kit pricing please contact us.

PLEASE NOTE:
Our designs require the purchase of the pre-cut kit & cannot be constructed using the plans alone. These prices are for the construction plans only. For Kit pricing please contact us.

The Schionning Designs International Solitaire Series is a serious blue water cruiser capable of taking you around the world with high mileage daily runs in comfort and safety with minimal slamming.

The Solitaire 1490 offers similar internal comfort and space to the production boat competition, but she is far lighter, stiffer and stronger, with better waterline beam values and higher power to weight ration.

Designed primarily as an efficient fast sailing cat with high bridgdeck clearance and chamfer panels to minimize slamming.

The Schionning Design studio can accommodate all design requests, including those for commercial vessels or charter boats, whether it is bare-boat charter, skippered, or day charter with a number of passengers.
 
The different commercial designs completed will be displayed here, and if there is nothing that fits your needs, contact us for a custom design quotation. 

We require a signed order form with each plan order. 

This form explains our terms and conditions of sale. 

Plans will not be released until we received a signed order form accepting our terms and conditions.

Thank you for your understanding!

Advice is readily available to help with your design choice and various options available.

PAYMENT

WE ACCEPT  :  Direct Deposits to our bank account.  Please email us for our bank account details.

Email us for our bank account details.
 
A signed copy of our ORDER FORM must be scanned and emailed to our office before the plans will be sent to you. This is important as this confirms your acceptance of our terms and conditions.

What is included in the plans?

Aside from the CAD drawings you receive, all Plan purchases include backup regardless of how long the project takes you. 

A Build Manual is included with your plans purchase.  The Wilderness building manual, available to email in PDF form, has been tailored particularly to the Wilderness flat panel construction but covers all other aspects and techniques that apply to all designs and you will find useful.

Your plan sheets will be A3 and A1 detailed sheets in PDF format on a USB drive. The actual plans vary depending on the design so please ask us for a plan index that will show the exact detail and number of sheets that are provided in the design that interests you.

Your plan sheets will be A3 and A1 detailed sheets in PDF format and sent via an electronic download link unless otherwise requested.

The actual plans vary depending on the design so please ask us for a plan index that will show the exact detail and number of sheets that are provided in the design that interests you.

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Tree Tops Marine

Tree-Tops Marine Tree Tops Marine Boatbuilder Cape Town, South Africa
Tree-Tops Marine Tree Tops Marine Boatbuilder Cape Town, South Africa

Tree Tops Marine was founded in 2001 after the owner, Andrew Hough saw the need for a business that specialized in quality repairs and maintenance of both power and sail boats. Tree Tops Marine is the No 1 in boat and yacht repairs and major refits in Cape Town, South Africa.

portfolio | Location : Cape Town, South Africa

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Noosa Marine

Noosa Marine Yacht Builder Logo by Schionning Designs
Noosa Marine Yacht Builder Logo by Schionning Designs

Noosa Marine specialise in custom boat building services and work closely with the owners and designers to create a craft that will suit their needs. When taking on a project, the client can be assured that their project will get full dedication with an outstanding result. Noosa Marine has been responsible for some very impressive Schionning's on the water: Including a G-Force 1500, G-Force 1800 (pictured) and the G-Force 2000.

portfolio | Location: noosa, Australia

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Optimus Yachtbuilders

Optimis Yacht Builders Logo - Schionning Designs
Optimis Yacht Builders Logo - Schionning Designs

Optimus Yachtbuilders produce the optimus range of semi production catamarans based on the arrow series. Electric propulsion and regeneration systems by Oceanvolt. Solar systems by Sunbeam. Sizing of lithium battery-banks and solar capacity is optimized in collaboration with the Flemish innovation partner Vito. Optimus Yachts have ample self-sufficiency for traveling and making fast-crossings in any part of the world.

languages spoken: flemish | english

portfolio | 'optimus 45' | Located : Belgium

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Boyard Croisiere Professional Boatbuilders

Schionning Designs Boyard Croisiere Boatbuilder La Rochelle France
Schionning Designs Boyard Croisiere Boatbuilder La Rochelle France

Boyard Croisiere are a charter business that have now started building our catamarans. They began their build program with the Arrow 1500 Day Charter to put into their fleet. They’re ideally located in quaint La Rochelle, France. They are now set up to build for clients. Boyard Croisiere is an Official Agent of Schionning Designs.

languages spoken: french | spanish | english

portfolio | located : la Rochelle, france

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Growler 710 VT

Growler 650 VT Power Catamaran - SDI - Schionning Designs International

Growler 710 VT

The Growler 710 VT has been designed specifically for those interested in a fast, practical run-a-bout for fishing, over-nighting or sports, with three different versions available.

The Growler 710 VT Power Catamaran by SDI offer are 3 different versions of this design. The Growler 710 VT Power Fishing Catamaran, The Growler 710 VT Power Cuddy Cabin Catamaran. The Growler 710 VT Power Sports Catamaran Design.

Current Build - malta

These cats have found huge favour locally and worldwide with special interest from France and New Caledonia. It is refreshing to see some people appreciating the ‘true’ multihull values of a proper A hard-top cover provides much needed shade when out on the water, as well as plenty of space to work while remaining extremely stable in even the largest swells.

She has excellent load carrying capabilities, and can be loaded with equipment and passengers more so than other boats of similar size. Or perhaps just to bring home all the fish! The reduced size bimini reduces interference with rods and casting.

A small fridge can be installed, and theres plenty of rooms for eskies. between speed and luxury.

For more information please download our Study Plans on this design using the link below.

Growler 710 VT
FISHING

The Growler 710 VT Fishing has been designed specifically for those interested in a fast, practical run-a-bout for fishing. A hard-top cover provides much needed shade when out on the water, as well as plenty of space to work while remaining extremely stable in even the largest swells. She has excellent load carrying capabilities, and can be loaded with equipment and passengers more so than other boats of similar size. Or perhaps just to bring home all the fish! The reduced size bi-mini reduces interference with rods and casting. A small fridge can be installed, and theres plenty of rooms for eskies.
Floor space is kept flat with one step forward to maximise the room when fighting a big catch. The Growler 710 VT Fishing is the ultimate fishing machine!

Growler 710 VT
SPORTS

The Growler 710 VT Sports is the ultimate run-about for waterskiing, wakeboarding, or simply taking out friends and family for a day on the water. With plenty of seating for 6 passengers, or more should you require – you won’t have to leave anyone at home. Perfect for loading the camping gear and taking off up rivers, creeks and inland waterways, as well as extremely seaworthy for those adventures that take you out into the ocean swells. Easily beached, just raise the outboards or anchor and swim from the transom. Depending on your needs, a small 12v fridge (and port-a-potty) could easily be fitted to keep the beer cold while lazing on the beach. This is a new take on the ‘bowrider’ style, with good looks, extraordinary speed and fantastic fuel economy.

Growler 710 VT
CUDDY CABIN

The Growler 710 VT Cuddy is our third option for the ultra-efficient registered VT (Vapour Trail) hull shape used on the 6.5m platform. She boasts a surprisingly roomy cabin, with a double berth from which a table extends to create a dinette if required. A small fridge, small gas cook-top and port-a-potty can also be installed if desired. This little weekender is perfect for inland lakes or skipping out to the islands at a top speed or 45 knots (depending on engine choice). Exceptional ocean going ability is a key feature. The Cuddy can also be trailered and stored in the driveway during the week. Built from balsa-core Duflex panels, this tough little cat is perfect for those weekend trips with friends and family or a romantic retreat with a partner.
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Growler 710 VT | @TomBuildsCats

@TomBuildsCats is underway building his fantastastic Schionning Designs Growler 710 VT Power Catamaran. This page is to assist those interested in following his progress. @SchionningDesigns @TomBuildsCats

@TomBuildscats is currently building a SDI Growler 710 VT Power Catamaran design,
this page is to assist those interested in following his build progress.

Location: Malta, Malaysia

Kit delivery

Levelling the strongback

Scarfing the panels together

"Glad I had a jigsaw handy!"

Constructing Temporary build frames.

Temporary frames laid out on the strongback

Growler 710 VT
First panel

Evening panel
fixing

Perfect fit as the hull panels meet at the bow.

Starboard bow coming together.

Looking fairly straight on the port hull.

Final hull panels installed for this phase.

Location: Malta, Malaysia
SDI Design: Growler 710 VT
Follow Tom's Build Blog: @TomBuildsCats https://www.instagram.com/tombuildscats/

"I’m based in Malta, a small island in the Mediterranean. I’ve worked aboard luxury yachts for the past twenty two years.

I’ve wanted to refit, or build my own boat for a few years now, and took up a correspondence diploma course in Yacht and Boat building through MTA during the first Covid lockdown two years ago.

I’ve been aware of Schionning Designs International for some time, and know they have a good reputation from some of the Australian and South African crew I’ve worked with.

After contacting Robert and Tarryn about the 650VT I asked if it might be possible to lengthen the design a little, with an emphasis on increasing the usability of the foredeck / bow rider area - something that Robert was very helpful with.

After confirming the plan, the materials for the build arrived at my workshop in early April. First thoughts - what have I got myself into! But so far, with help from the design team at Schionning and a reasonable amount of research elsewhere I think I’m making good progress.

Reasons for building my own boat - and this design in particular.
1) I like the benefits a catamaran give over a monohull.
2) I had a particular layout in mind that I wanted to use.
3) The SDI Growler 710 VT is the perfect size for the workshop that I have. Ultimately, this is a test to see if I can complete a quality end product. The ultimate plan would be to work on designing and building something with a couple of cabins that my wife and I could use to tour the Mediterranean and beyond."

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Prowler 1500

Schionning Designs Prowler 1500 Power Catamaran - Exterior CAD Render 01

Prowler 1500

The Prowler 1500 is a semi-displacement power catamaran design, following a more traditional style in comparison to some of the more modern power designs such as the growler series.

Prowler 1500 Study Plans - PDF Coming Soon

The bows have been kept quite square and sharp, and the cabin features large wrap around windows and angular styling. The foredeck runs forward to the front of the bridgedeck providing a wide spacious area for sunbathing, enjoying a glass of champagne or giving storage space for dinghy or other cruising toys.

The layout is open plan and offers a surprising amount of interior space and accommodation due to the Prowler’s wide hulls—significantly wider than that of her Alaskan sisters. This extra width does allow a little more freedom when configuring the layout and combats the ‘stuffy' enclosed feeling that being down in the hull can bring.

The Prowler 1500 is a large displacement hulled cruiser that will sleep 4-86 family or friends comfortably. She has a very large light ‘n airy galley and saloon allowing full-size appliances. The cockpit is also designed for entertaining, cooking, toys, and fishing. The flybridge is generously laid out which could also covert into a premium berth. The upper deck also has wide possibilities for storage or entertaining.

The Prowler 1500 is a large displacement hulled cruiser that will sleep 4-6 family or friends comfortably.

For more information please download our Study Plans on this design using the link below.

THAILAND

Exterior CAD Renders

Interior CAD Renders

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Arrow 1201 – Current Builds

Schionning Designs International Sunset on the Sea Arrow 1201

Arrow 1201 | Builds in Progress

The Arrow 1201 promises the same sailing experience and performance of the 1200 version yet with a revised interior and cockpit giving more options.

project banzai

arrow 1201