Electric drive. propelling a boat with an electric motor is hardly new. in the late 1800’s electric powered boats, some as large as 60′, were used to hold grand. Steam launch plans for strip plank and plywood construction for the amateur and professional boat builder.. Baby bootlegger. this iconic racing boat was originally designed by george crouch in 1924 and went on to win the 1924 and 1925 apba gold cup. our plans for this boat.