Sam receives many requests for variations on popular designs. The North Haven 26 honors one of these requests by now offering study and construction plans for this new variation on the original North Haven 24.
What were the advantages offered in stretching and altering the original North Haven 24 design? The main new feature is the extended hull offering is a flotational swimstep that allows for better speed, fuel economy, and for those that really want to fly a much larger outboard HP rating. Other new features include a full width transom seat in the cockpit and extra headroom in the berth area forward.
Many avid fisherman really want to get to and from their fishing spots post haste and yet have a pretty seaworthy hull. This design handles those requirements well. Hopping in and out of the water easily on the swimstep is an added bonus. And for overnighters or weekend expeditions the extra headroom forward comes in handy.
Study plans as well as full construction plans are available here.