34' Pilothouse Cutter 


LOA:    34' - 6'

LWL: 32' -8"

Beam: 12' - 2.5"

Draft: 5'

Displacement: 22, 700 lbs

Sail Area: 788 sq ft

Power: 35 hp diesel

Tankage: Fuel - 110 gal

  Water - 140 gal

Holding - 25 gal

Heater - 15 gal

I spent the summer of 2022 cruising in Alaska, and this new design reflects features that are ideal for exploring such waters. This is a stout but simple boat, intended for a workboat finish. She's substantial, displacing over 22,000 lbs, which means she can accommodate the stores, gear and tankage needed for cruising in remote areas, and living aboard for long periods. She's designed to be easy to work under sail, with a cutter rig, wide side decks, high bulwarks, and an uncluttered foredeck. The pilothouse provides welcome shelter in cold or wet conditions, while her cabin will be a welcome haven when you've dropped the hook.

Construction is straightforward: strip planking over laminated frames. The keel is a steel box that holds both the ballast and the primary fuel tank. It makes for an incredibly strong structure.   

More drawings below in a slideshow. 


All plans are sold as PDFs. These are high-resolution files, and the same as I would use to print the drawings if I were to send paper copies. Why PDFs? Because this eliminates the cost and hassle of shipping, and allows you to print extra copies as needed during the build (and you will need to after a few epoxy, 5200, and coffee spills). They can be printed at most good copy shops. 

Study plans - just $10

If you're seriously interested I encourage you to order study plans. These include drawings  that are exactly the  same as the building plans for just $10.

These will be emailed to you, usually within 24 hours of your order. 

Choose study plans on the drop down menu, and choose your payment option.     

Building plans - $650 

The plans for the 34' Cutter include 20 sheets. 

These are high resolution pdf files, and I will email them to you, usually within 24 hours of your order. 

Choose building plans using the drop down menu, and select your payment option. 

Please review the Terms and Conditions below before ordering building plans.

Terms and Conditions

Conditions of Sale

Plans sold by Mark Smaalders Yacht Designs are subject to the following conditions:

1. Copyright in all plans and associated information remains with Wooden Boat Designs LLC. Purchase of a set of plans gives the buyer the right to use the information on those plans to build one vessel.

2. Plans are sold with the understanding that only one boat will be built from any given plan set. Builders wishing to construct additional vessels should contact Mark Smaalders Yacht Designs prior to commencing construction.

3. Builders are responsible for any changes made from the plans without prior approval from Mark Smaalders Yacht Designs.

4. The liability of Mark Smaalders Yacht Designs and Wooden Boat Designs LLC is limited to the price paid for the plans.

5. The fee charged for stock building plans includes consultation to clarify questions regarding the plans and advice on the construction of the vessel, but does not include personal supervision, or design additions or alterations. 


All study and construction plans are sold as electronic versions only. They are sent to the purchaser via email, generally within 48 hours, upon notification from PayPal of a successful purchase.