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About West Satsop CNC

West Satsop CNC prides itself on uncompromising quality and innovative design. In addition to boat kits shipped all over the world, we make signs, flat-pack furniture and cabinetry.


These CNC-ready designs are a small portion of the large Whisstock catalog.


  • Design 055 - 15' half-deck yawl


    Design 055 is a modern full-bodied design, providing an exceptionally robust, sea-kindly performance. With a modern high-peaked gaff on the main and standing lug on the mizzen, she is a delight to sail.
    When it blows up, drop the mizzen and jib and sail under main and staysail, for a very snug heavy-weather rig – the main also reefs down. Or experiment with mizzen and staysail, or mizzen and jib. And several builders have preferred to have a single roller-furling headsail instead of the cutter-headed rig. The vessel can also be cutter rigged (no mizzen) – this requires the main boom and gaff to be lengthened a little, and the main sheet attachment to be moved aft on the boom..

    Carrying up to six people, she makes a perfect family boat for day-sailing or longer expeditions, perhaps camping or exploring creeks and estuaries. The boat is easily trailed and very quick to launch and set up ready to go.

  • Design 77 - 15' 6" two-berth yawl


    The baby of our pocket cruiser range, Design 077 is a remarkably robust and sea-kindly small cruising sail boat. Shown here with a gaff yawl rig, we have recently added plans for a gunter rig cutter (PDF drawing opens in a new window), which suits her very well.
    FramesShe is very straightforward to build on five laminated ring frames and a laminated backbone. Ring frames take a little longer to produce at the start, but the reward is a much faster and more accurate completion overall. Those shown above (click to enlarge) are from Design 119, but the frames for this design are very similar.

    Whisstock 077Ring frames have a big advantage when it comes to completing the deck and superstructure – often in fact a more difficult task than building the hull – making it a very much simpler job altogether and a great time-saver.

  • Design 74 - 19' two-berth sloop


    Design 074 was originally designed and built essentially as a large, unballasted day boat, with a simple cuddy forward: easy to trail, launch and set up the rig – and great to sail.

  • Design 123, 20' four-berth yawl


    Design 123, at 20' is the largest of our Pocket Cruisers. As with all of these boats, she is a roomy for her size, and is a robust and sea-kindly sail boat, with an excellent cruising accommodation. The boat is built using the most modern of materials – WEST™ system boat-building epoxies.
    As with many of our designs she is built on laminated ring frames (six in this case) and a laminated backbone. I often see comments that laminating is difficult and time consuming but this is not really the case. Laminated ring frames, in particular, offer an elegant, visually attractive and time-saving construction system. When you are building a boat, you have to consider the job as a whole. Just getting the hull built as fast as possible is not really very useful if you make yourself a lot of extra work in the process. Read more …

    The hull skin can be epoxy ply lapstrake as shown here or cold-moulded wood-epoxy. Both skin types give a strong, rigid and relatively lightweight, long-lasting low-maintenance structure.

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