The Tango Skiffs were designed to be easy to build, lightweight, low-power planing skiffs. 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 6 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. (The steering console is not recommended).
Built from 6 sheets of marine plywood and designed for motors up to 10hp,
the Tango 14 can be set up for tiller or remote steering.
Built from 7 sheets of marine plywood and designed for a 15 to 20hp motor, the Tango 15 has
room for three passengers and can be set up for tiller or remote steering.
Plans and Specs for the Tango 12, click here
Built from 4 sheets of marine plywood, the Tango 12 was
designed for motors up to 4hp with a built in gas tank. With a 3.5hp motor
and a single passenger, it will reach a top speed of around 12mph.
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.
Plans and Specs for the Tango SUP, click here
*Plans for the Tango 13, 14 and 15 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
Tango 15 Center Console
Back before there was a Tango 15, I built a Tango 14 and added a center console. As much as I enjoyed that boat, I soon wished that it was a little wider, a little longer and the sides were a little higher. This is the boat I wished I had built. The Tango 15cc should comfortably carry up to 3 passengers while also fitting in a standard size garage. Perfect!
Plans and Specs for the Tango 17, click here
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As small boats, the Tango Skiffs 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.
This single passenger skiff was designed to be light and narrow enough for car-topping.
Built from 3 sheets of marine plywood, the Tango 11 can accommodate motors up to 3hp.
With a 2.5hp gas motor and a single passenger it will reach a top speed of 9mph.
An electric trolling motor is also be a good option for powering the Tango 11.
Plans and Specs for the Tango 11, click here Plans and Specs for the Tango 15cc, click here
Since the first Tango Skiff 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.