11'2" Shellback Dinghy

4 reviews

Format: Print
Sale price$75.00


Be sure to select PRINT or DIGITAL when you order. 

This beautiful 11'2" dinghy is similar in construction to the Nutshell Pram, although it is slightly larger, with a pointed bow.

Designed by Joel White

LOA - 11' 2"
Beam - 4' 5"
Draft (db up) - 6 1/2"
(db down) - 2' 3"
Weight - about 100 lbs.
Sail Area - 54 sq. ft.
Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood
No lofting is required
Skill level: Basic to Intermediate
Plans include 5 sheets, plus 1 page of additional notes from the designer.

Click here for: MATERIALS LIST.


Shellback was featured in Boat Design Quarterly #18.


See #606-001 for some very nice rudder hardware that fits this boat.

Wonder why the daggerboard has that radius curve on the top? It's there so the daggerboard and rudder can nicely fit between the transom and aft thwart. Joel certainly thought out even the smallest of details. Also, you can ensure symmetry of the molds by simply using half the mold and then flopping the drawing to create the full mold. 


  If ordering Digital plan sets: These files are in PDF format.  Some designs will have just a single page needed to be printed on large paper... typically if they had full-sized mold patterns. Other pages could be printed on letter or tabloid size paper, if you want to save printing costs. You'll see a measurement on pages that have full-sized drawings, so your local print shop will just need to print to that size.

For this plan, the full sized template page is: 73" x 36".

And, if you are ordering the Digital plans, you can also order the How-to book as a PDF (see below). 


“Your downloads are ready” will be the subject line of an email you’ll receive from us—once we’ve processed your digital order. That email has the link to click, so you can then download the file.

This isn't an "instant" process, so if we're asleep, you may need to wait for regular business hours for us to process the order. Although we are quite timely, we may not be processing on weekends & holidays. 


Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Darren Moore

11'2" Shellback Dinghy

Denise Ray

11'2" Shellback Dinghy

Ted P
Looking forward to building the shellback Dinghy

I got the book a while ago and got the plans this past xmas. Looking forward to building this boat for use this summer. I went with the digital download and then got the plans printed full size at my local copy shop. You could save some money by getting only the pages with the full size templates printed full size. The other pages could be printed half size or perhaps just viewed online.

Jon Wilson

11'2" Shellback Dinghy

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