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Build Your Own High-Performance Tunnelboat
Tunnel boats fly over the water on the lift created by their airfoil-shaped hulls and the air trapped between their sponsons.... read more.... or Buy Plans
Build Your Own High-Performance V-bottom
High-performance v-bottom boats ride high on their narrow pads, seemingly perched on the bottom edges
of their transoms.... read more.... or Buy Plans
OR, Let Me Build a Boat For You.
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Jackplate Plans
Cockpit Plans
Seat Plans

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Dillon racing boats were created to fill a gap in the boat plans market for small tunnel and v-bottom boats suitable for two-cylinder outboard power in the 25hp to 40hp range, and eligible for nationally sanctioned racing. Since 2006 these boats have won races and championships in American Powerboat Association races, and in 2011 made their debut at the OPC National Championships in Kankakee, IL (Dillon boats took first and third).

Since 2006, Dillon racing boats have been built by amateur and pro builders around the world. See what these builders have accomplished in Customer Projects.

If you are looking for a small, high-performance boat that you can build and drive, then you've come to the right place. You don't have to be a professional boatbuilder to build one, and you don't have to be a racer to enjoy it. Each boat features straightforward plank-on-frame plywood construction and includes detailed instructions which you can review before you make a purchase.

Whether you want to race or just go fast or are looking for a fun and satisfying project, one of my designs may be just right for you.

Available by INSTANT DOWNLOAD. You can start building today!
(Or choose optional postal mail shipping.)

I am currently offering plans for eight high-performance boats, represented by the two photos above. For more information including VIDEO from APBA races, or to make a purchase, follow the links under the photos. Or take a look at the comparison table of all my designs to help you choose the boat that best meets your need for speed.

VIDEO: See Dillon boats in APBA-sanctioned racing action.

My most recent designs are the Dillon Sport C, which I built in the winter of 2012 and raced in the 2012 and 2013 racing seasons; and the Dillon Laker 14, begun in the winter of 2013 and still under construction, though the plans are available now

The Dillon Mini Vee currently dominates our Mini GT class, and in fact is the ONLY homebuilt boat approved for racing in Mini GT. The Mini Vee also is an especially good choice for the first-time boat builder.

More specific information on the Tunnelboat Page or the V-Bottom Page. See also my Jack Plate Plans.

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