New Stitch and Glue Tug Boat You Can Build

The new “Tug Along” is the latest stitch and glue plywood design that you can build yourself whether you are a first time boat builder or seasoned professional. The Tug Along can be built in 16′ or 18′ lengths, both with a 7′ 9″ beam. This is a simple, practical yacht that will turn heads whether on the water or perched on a trailer.

The flat bottom hull provides excellent stability and won’t rock when someone moves. The nice large high windowed cabin and 6′ 6″ of headroom makes this small boat seem unusually spacious. This is a great boat to enjoy in quiet water bays, lakes and rivers.

The Tug Along is designed for an outboard motor up to about 15 horsepower which can be concealed under the decks and runs in a partial tunnel. Sleeping accommodations are spacious with berths extending to 5′ 6″ by 6′ 3″. Room is also provided for a small galley with a stove and sink as well as a portable head, storage and helm station.

Full size dimensional layouts are provided for virtually every part of the boat which are easily laid out onto wood, cut and assembled. Also included are extensive written instructions and a Stitch and Glue Manual.

The Tug Along is designed with the first time builder in mind, but seasoned builders are sure to enjoy this straight-forward, fun project.


Length overall: 15′ 10″ or 18′

Beam: 7′ 9″

Hull depth midship: 41″

Hull weight (approx): 450 lbs. or 525 lbs.

Overall height: 7′ 7″

Cabin headroom: 6′ 6″

Water capacity: 6 gals.

Holding tank (gray water): 6 gals.

Fuel capacity: 11 gals.

Hull type: Flat bottom, developed for sheet plywood with rounded stern. For standard sized plywood assembled by the Stitch and Glue construction method.

Power: Outboard motors to 15 hp.