Welcome to Riccelli Yacht Design. I strive to develop simple, elegant shapes that are robust enough to handle the needs of the owner, without being overly heavy or costly. Many of the designs here are intended for the home builder and reflect the needs of the crafter, having a build that goes together easily. The margin of safety that may be necessary, for less then production line facilities, often found in the back yard, is always kept in mind during the process. The results are easy to build yachts with surprising performance. Click on any image below and see an enlarged version. Introducing - Cooper Jr. (RYD-22.11) This is Cooper Jr. and a typical example of these concepts. She's a 24' long, 8' wide cruiser, design for cold weather operation and can be done as a plywood over frame or taped seam build. Her pilothouse is fully enclosed, she has full standing headroom, even in the head. Her double wedge style hull will accept a wide range of power (50 to 250 HP) and handles varying sea states. The hull has a modest amount deadrise and a fairly fine entry, so she gets through chop well, planes off easily and is a stable platform. A great fishing boat or a fully equipped cruiser. The boom is more then just looks, it can lift a Harley into the cockpit. A quick look at one of her frames shows she's simple, well built and easy to understand in regard to assembly. This particular frame is on the plywood over frames version obviously, but plan details are easy enough to see, right...