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LENGTH 8.5m  |  BEAM 4m  |  BERTHS 1 Dbl 2 Sgl |  USEAGE Coastal |  KIT OPTIONS DuFlex Balsa/Foam, Plain Foam  


This is the largest design in the range and is a capable vessel packed with features. At this size it has full standing headroom throughout with good accommodation. The aft deck is also impressive with plenty of space for either a seating layout or there is an option for an open plan fishing configuration. This design could easily do coastal hops with extended stays with a reasonable level of comfort. Recommended to be powered with a single or the option of twin 50hp outboards this design will achieve good speeds under power. Whether underway or at rest, this design will provide exceptional comfort. 


Designed to fit into a standard monohull marina berth, this design is relatively compact. The accommodation is set up for a couple with two kids and is relatively spacious internally with an open plan layout. 

Interior Upon entering the main cabin the good sized L-shaped galley is positioned to Starboard along the aft bulkhead. Opposite this on the Port side and forward of the steps into the Port hull is a large L-shaped dinette. These two areas work in together well and are convenient for catering. The double bunk is on the Starboard side forward of the steps leading into this hull. Access to this bunk can be either from the main cabin or from the hull. In this hull aft is a separate head.The Port hull has a single berth forward and a quarter berth aft below the cockpit.

There is another internal layout which has a king sized double in the main cabin and a large fridge in the aft end of the Starboard hull. In the Port hull there is a full sized pantry aft with a separated head and shower forward. 

Cockpit The cockpit has a central steering position but also has the option of twin steering. The central steering works well for this design because of the power-sailer concept. The open plan cockpit layout lends itself to recreational use with easy access to the water via the aft steps.

There are also a couple of different options in relation to the shadetop over the cockpit, one option is an extension of the cabintop and the other option is a separate shadetop which is raised above the level of the cabin.

The raised shadetop works particularly well combined with the central steering position. The cabin/shade top provides a large surface for mounting solar panels or other accessories.

Foredeck The foredeck is spacious enough for spreading out on the trampolines for sun baking with the anchor locker behind. 

The rig design has been kept compact and easily managed. The sailing performance will still be good given the efficient fine entry hulls. 

Kit Packages

Kit packages are available for this design and the options can be view in the Stow-Away Kit page

Construction plans only

The plans can be purchased on their own and the materials can be sourced by the client at their own pace. A list of the required and recommended materials is provided.

Cad-drawn colour construction plans are supplied in an A3 sized booklet of high detail specifically suited to amateur building.

Study Plans

Study Plans are available for this design, please send a request via our Contact page.

How to Order your Stow-Away?

If you are looking to buy the Plans only, they are available for purchase through our online eshop

Plans and kits orders, please complete the online contact form. Online Form

Order Confirmation
On receipt of your order form we will provide you with an order confirmation with the costs and deposit requirements. 

Generally a deposit is made at order and a final payment is made prior to dispatch. Payment for the larger design range is generally made via direct deposit and these bank details are provided on your order confirmation. Payments are made in Australian dollars.

Estimated delivery times is provided on the Order confirmation. We will contact you with a delivery date and delivery options once the kit has been ordered.


Contruction Plans
Printed to order with customised cover sheets and any other design requirements to meets the clients requests.

Pre-cut to order as standard or to meet any specific customised requirements.


Power-Sail Catamaran Kits and Construction Plans | Stow-Away 8.5



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