are probably familiar with Mark Van Abbema and
his designs. Mark
started building the Mark V 39 in the beginning
of August, 2000, and it was launched early September,
2001. His Dad started building the Mark V 20 in
October, 2000, and it was launched in November,
Since then, Mark
has designed the Mark V 28, a smaller version
of his large houseboat but one that is capable
of long distance cruising none the less.
When Mark approached us about
selling his plans online, we did not hesitate
to respond, as we have an affinity for this type
of boat. In 1995, we built a Bolger Tennessee
(29' x 6' OB cruiser) and used it quite a bit
on the south Texas coast.