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River Belle 40


Length: 40′-0″
Beam: 16′-0″
Draft: 2′-6″
Power: 40 hp

This small boat is modeled after the riverboats that were used for transportation and trade to the west. She can be used as a fun cruiser along the waterways or a passenger boat for day excursions. Economical to build and operate will make her profitable to any operator. She will be a favorite among passengers who will get a taste of river travel of days gone by. Construction is plywood and epoxy.

Estimated cost for quality construction materials (not including power) is $4 to $6 per pound. This cost includes a high level of outfit and finish you can be proud of after putting the effort into building this fine boat.

How To Order

Purchase River Belle 40 Study Plans (PDF Download) for $5
Purchase River Belle 40 Construction Plans (Hard Copy) for $2250

Not ready to buy? e-mail us why at karl@cmdboats.com
We are interested to know how we can to help you get underway!

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