Help with ordering

  • Study plans are extracts from the plans allowing the buyer to have a more precise knowledge of the plan content. If you are ordering the building plan, you do not need to order the study plan.
  • The Building plan is the basic document to build the boat. It includes a free telephone or e-mail assistance.
  • This boat may be built from the building plan only but, in order to ease construction, you may also buy full size patterns, or a numerically cut plywood kit.
  • You may also buy the CNC cutting files allowing you sub-contracting the kit to a local company.
  • If you order the patterns or the cutting files, first “add to cart” the building plan, and then come back to order the patterns.
  • The kit is to be ordered from one of my partners.
  • Postage and VAT, if applicable, are included in the shown prices.


A lovely looking classic dinghy

Hull length / waterline3.67 / 3.35 mSail area7.6 m²
Breadth / waterline1.55 / 1.30 m Outboard motor4 hp
Draught0.17 / 0.78 m Design category / CrewC2 / D3
Light weight / without rig112 / 80 kgBuilding time with kit240 hours
Drawing See photo albums
Morbic 12 was designed to be:

  • A dinghy, able to take 1 to 3 crew, with a performing balanced lug, as the International 12 feet which has been an Olympic class.
  • A “sail and oar” boat, able to sail anywhere. The moderate size makes Morbic 12 an ideal boat for frequent single handling but she is able to take a crew of 3 and is fitted with 2 rowing thwarts.
  • And also a simple motorboat, with its generous transom width. A cut-out in the transom allows fitting a short-shaft outboard motor.

The small size of Morbic 12 allows such a multi-purpose use. Being light, she may be rowed easily, despite her generous breadth giving stability for sail and motor. Morbic 12 is:

  • A practical boat, the flat bottom making easy hauling on the strand,
  • A modern design, with clinker plywood, for easy construction by a first time home builder from the plan only,
  • Simple with the pivoting and removable centreboard and minimal structure items,
  • Safe with large side buoyancy tanks,
  • Light and so effortless,

Several rig options.
And all that keeping the lovely looking of a classic boat.

Morbic 12 kits are marketed by the main following partners:

In UK, Jordan Boats
In the USA, Clint chase
In France, Grand-Largue

More than 120 Morbic 12 have been built, and several builders have made blogs:

My Morbic, by Paul Waterman
Boudicca, by John Shelton
Building Morbic 12, by Martin Chambers
Morbic 12 Proteus