Wooden boat plans developed by a boat design expert & naval architect. all boat plans come with free 3-d computer models & free master boat builder course.. Note – in the particulars for each design, the dry weight is given for guidance only and will vary depending on the grade/density of plywood and solid. Functional requirements: while designing my cruising beach cat, i had one thing on my mind… easy. although there is nothing like sailing a high performance beach.