UFO 8
Here's your opportunity to build and possess your very own speedboat the one man Mini Hydro UFO, a tunnel hull design.

UFO can be constructed from plywood, perhaps the easiest boatbuilding system known today.A number of these tiny fliers have already been built by young amateurs, especially in school projects, and anyone able to use basic carpentry tools should have no difficulty in completing their own boat quickly and cheaply from the well detailed plans with materials list, full size patterns and step by step procedure.

The design can be built either as an outboard or inboard. Use short shaft motors. If your choice is an inboard motor, then suitable motors would include: Suzuki and Yamaha.

If you intend racing UFO, first check with your club to see if the design is eligible. The recognized maximum racing beam is 3'6" and you have this option on the plans. However, the wider 47' beam offers a little more stability for general use.

The completed hull is light enough for 2 young people to lift and a box trailer could easily be adopted to support her in tow.

The drawings are extremely well detailed and easy to follow. The plans include full construction details, building jig set up, superstructure, materials list, step by step instructions and full size patterns of frames and transom.

Plans with full size patterns.

See our Boatbuilding Supplies section on this site for details on the Racing Steering Kit and Racing Throttle Kit.


TUNNEL HULL - UFO 8
LENGTH 8'
BEAM43" TO 50"
POWER OUTBOARD5 TO 15 HP
SPEEDUP TO 25+ MPH
CONSTRUCTION MATERIALPLYWOOD
CONSTRUCTIONCONVENTIONAL

WHAT IS CONVENTIONAL CONSTRUCTION?

WHAT IS A BRONZE FASTENING KIT ?

Design Number: # 302
ItemsQuantityUnit Price
Plans and Patterns:[45]
Bronze Fastening Kit:[66]
Epoxy Plus Kit:[111]