15′ Dayboat, Robert Olson



Robert Olson is a Dayboat intended for daysailing and camp cruising.


LBP:           15′ – 4.5″ or 16′ – 4.5″

LWL:          15′ or 16′

Beam:         5′-10.5″

Draft:          0′-9″ / 3′-3″

Sail Area:   143 sq. ft.

Traditional lapstrake construction (Can be built in glued-lap or strip-planked.)


I’m posting Q&A with amateur builders of this design on Dias Design Forum.


Plans are available as .pdf downloads. Three sheets of drawings, a Table of Offsets, and two sheets of full sized patterns – Stem & Transom and Centerboard & Rudder.

Cost is $300 USD plus $20 PayPal transfer fee.

Price includes permission to build one boat for your personal use.

To purchase contact me here:

Specify whether you want to download from Google Drive or Dropbox.


Take a look at the Robert Olson post on Boats for difficult times.


A trio of books on Lapstrake Boatbuilding:








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