Gator Boat Co. Wooden Boat Plans for the Novice Boatbuilder.


GATOR Model 1-Man Sneakboat

The Gator Model is our Original 1-Man Sneakboat.  We have been building this boat for over 20 years with few changes.  Similar to a canoe in maneuverability, but far more stable, the flat transom accepts trolling motors of any size and many users mount remote-control trollers with footpedals.  It can be built with or without the livewell, and features an adjustable slide mounting box for an aftermarket seat. 
Requires no special tools or skills, and built with materials commonly available at local home centers.  This is a quick and easy boat to build and is a great introduction to boatbuilding.


Length: 11' on deck Side Height: 11"
Max. Width: 31" floor, 36" rails Capacity: 300 lb
Weight: ~ 60 lb Sugg. Motor: any elec. troller
Build Time*: ~ 24 hrs. Avg. Material Cost* <$100

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(Be sure to take a look at the other photos submitted by our builders.)

plywood sneakboat

Bow view, with optional livewell and mounted aftermarket swivel seat

plywood sneak boat The Gator skims along well with one man, drawing only about 2-3" and maintaining a clear bow above water.
one-man sneakboat Very portable for one man, seat removes camo hunting boat Old School Camo paintjob. 
You can see the sliding box on which an aftermarket swivel seat is attached
sneakboat livewell What's in the box??
You can drill the box for use as a livewell, but most folks use it for dry storage
sneak boat plans Gator model shown with a layout of it's construction plans
one-man ply boat The smooth lines make this model very maneuverable, while the flat stern adds stability.  Seat adjusts on rail to allow you to properly distribute your weight sneakboat This boat is constructed with fir and pine
boatbuilding plans


3 pgs. detailed text instructions, 2 pgs. illustrations w/dimensions & a complete materials list.

PLANS:  $25


Ordering Info for
All Models

*Time varies with options, included, your woodworking experience and tools, this is a medium average.
**Avg. Material Cost includes basic Pine board and exterior ply, galv. screws and oil paint.  Does not include epoxy.

  Gator Boat Co.,  PO Box 3864,  West Columbia,  SC  29170

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