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A collection of inventive catboat designs, from the boards of the Benford Design Group, ranging from 17' to 22' long. Both centerboard and keel designs are shown. All have cabins and cruising accommodations, and have classic, traditional styling. Alternate rigs are also included for some of the designs plus photos of the completed boats.


Jay Benford has been sailing and designing catboats for half a century. He is the author of Cruising Designs, Pocket Cruisers & Tabloid Yachts/1, Small Craft Plans, and Small Ships. He lives in St. Michaels, Maryland.