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. The unique transom design reduces the squatting common with small, outboard powered boats making it easier to get on plane.
1st Place - Owner Built Power Category - 2008 WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport
Winner - Owner Designed & Built Category - 2008 Georgetown Wooden Boat Show
Winner - Best Outboard - 2012 NCMM Wooden Boat Show, Beaufort, NC
Plans are now available for 4 sizes of the Tango Skiff.
Built from 5 sheets of marine plywood, the Tango 13 has room for two and can
accommodate a remote gas tank and motors up to 6hp.
Built from 6 sheets of marine plywood and designed for motors up to 10hp,
the Tango 14 can carry three passengers and be set up for tiller or remote steering.
The largest and most popular Tango. Built from 7 sheets of marine plywood and designed for a
15 to 20hp motor, the Tango 15 can carry up to four passengers with tiller or remote steering.
Plans and Specs for the Tango 12, click here
The original Tango Skiff. Built from 4 sheets of marine plywood, the Tango 12 has room
for two and was designed for motors up to 4hp with a built in gas tank.
Plans and Specs for the Tango 13, click here Plans and Specs for the Tango 14, click here Plans and Specs for the Tango 15, click here
Made from two sheets of 1/4" plywood, this stand-up paddleboard is a fun and easy way to get on the water.
Designed for flat-water cruising, the Tango SUP is easy to build, easy to launch and easy to store.
Boatbuilding doesn't get much simpler than this.
Estimated build time: 40 hours.
Plans and Specs for the Tango SUP, click here
*Plans for the Tango 12, 13, 14 and 15 now include drawings for both a middle seat
configuration (for more seating) and an open cockpit configuration (for fishing).
Tango 15 built by Dave Little of Everett, WA
Since the first Tango was posted online, folks have been asking for plans for a bigger Tango. Well, for the more experienced builders, here it is. This center console design can accomodate a six gallon fuel tank and motors up to 30hp. Unfortunately, it's too big to build in my workshop so I don't have actual construction photos. But the plans do include photos from other builds to help illustrate the building process. So for those of you with some boat building experience who are willing and able to work out some of the details, this may be the one for you.
Plans and Specs for the Tango 17, click here
I've been experimented with a Sit-On-Top Kayak. Truth is, when the wind and tide are against you, paddle boarding can be a chore. I wanted something easier and more relaxing for when I'm feeling a little lazy. I also wanted to sit up high and not inside the hull. Here's what I came up with. We'll see how she performs.
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Warning: As small boats, these skiffs should be used in protected waters in favorable weather conditions.
Do not overload or overpower them. Proper use is the responsibility of the owner/builder.
Tango SUP built by Jason Chase
Lt. Rebecca Kuhl Gilbert USAF in a Tango 17 built by her dad, Roger Kuhl of Tennessee.