The swampscott dory is a classic east coast boat with a storied pedigree. originally designed as a beach-launched fishing boat, it was meant to launch through surf. If you order plans, and later want a kit instead, we will deduct the cost of plans from the kit price.. The tango skiffs were designed to be easy to build, lightweight, low-power planing skiff. these boats are built from marine plywood using the stitch and glue method..