has provided three generations of practical, well-designed wooden boat designs. They’ve long been considered the best in basic boat designs, with a catalog that offers more than 300 designs, including famed Atkin double-enders, traditional offshore and coastal cruising yachts, rowing/sailing dinghies, utilities and houseboats. The designs are those of John (1918-1999) and William (1882-1962) Atkin, and are now being sold by John's widow, Pat. Many of the Atkin designs represent great simplicity and make excellent projects for amateur builders. Superbly drawn study plans, usually copies of the original "how-to-build" magazine articles by William or John Atkin, will help you choose the boat best suited to your level of boatbuilding skill. Complete designs include the lines; table of offsets; construction plan elevation and sections; arrangement plan elevation and sections; sail plan (or outboard profile); deck plan and numerous details as required. Scantlings are lettered on the working drawings. Also included are Xerox prints of the original "how-to-build" text as it appeared in the Motor Boating magazine articles written by Billy and John Atkin. All designs require lofting before building. These plans contain all the information necessary for an amateur to successfully build a boat, but the older plans assume the builder has some familiarity with boat construction and the use of tools.