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River Belle 40


Length: 40'-0"
Beam: 16'-0"
Draft: 2'-6"
Power: 40 hp

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  • 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 and Download Study Plans for the RIVER BELLE 40 for $5.00 in PDF format (zipped file).
    Purchase Construction Plans for the RIVER BELLE 40 for $2250.00* for delivery by US Postal Service. *Call for pricing on passenger boat version.
    We offer a 30-day from date of purchase no questions asked return refund policy for on-line plan sales. For more ordering information and alternate ordering methods, terms of sale, privacy policy and copyright state.

    *New* Electronic pdf plans.
    Send an e-mail to karl@cmdboats.com with your order to receive an electronic set of construction plans to read on your computer or have printed locally (i.e. at a UPS Store, Office Depot, Staples, etc, that has a wide format printer) instead of USPS mailed hard copy.

    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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    Chesapeake Marine Design,LLC
    794 Creek View Rd.
    Severna Park, MD 21146
    Tel: (410) 544-9553
    Email: karl@cmdboats.com