Fanny the Fantail Launch Model Motor Boat

This is a 1:10 scale model of Selway Fisher's Fanny the Fantail Launch which was designed for the Boatman magazine. There are many examples built all round the world both at the original 15'3" length and the extended 17'9" length. Both the full-size boat and model may be fitted with either steam power or motor.

The model is for Balsa wood sheet construction but she could be made using ply. The plan package consists of two A1 sheets giving full model sized centre girder, frame shapes and shapes for seats, wheelhouse etc. She has plenty of room for radio gear.

Standard rudder and sterngear equipment is used and the radio control can be the low cost Futuba Attack 2 ER two channel radio control unit (or similar) which was easily fitted and set up.

Below are photos of the full-size Fanny launch - she was originally designed at a length of 15'3".

Go to the Fanny The Fantail page in Selway Fisher Design site for details of the full-size launch.For those wanting to build the model as a starting point for building the full-size boat, you can purchase the model plans and study plans for the full-size boat, at a discounted price - go to the above link above to find out more.

Photos of the Fanny The Fantail Launch Model Boat

More photos of the Fanny The Fantail launch can be found in our Yahoo Users Group

Photos of the full size Fanny The Fantail Launch

Below are photos of the full-size Fanny launch - she was originally designed at a length of 15'3" - the photo below right is of the 17'9" version.

Model Plans

The model plans consist of two A1 sheets giving full-size shapes for the frames and fore and aft girder etc.

Model Particulars

Hull Length 21 1/4" 540mm
Hull Beam 7 1/2" 190mm
Approx. Hull Draft 1 7/8" 47mm
Approx Weight to DWL - note
ballast is used to float her to the
correct waterline.
8.8 lbs 4 kg

Fanny the Fantail Launch Model Motor Boat Plan Price

  • UK £20 + £2.00 p&p
  • European Union (EU) £20 + £3.00 p&p
  • US/Elsewhere £17 + £4 p&p ($35 Inc Airmail)

To order using a Credit or Debit card with our secure on-line ordering system simply use the buttons below 1 post and packing charges which will be added at the above rates, or less for multiple orders.

Those wanting to order using cash, cheque, postal order or Paypal please go to the
How to Order page for more details.

UK/EU £20 (inc. VAT)
US/ELSEWHERE £17 / $27

Model Boat Building Manual

Model Boat Building in Wood manual from Selway Fisher Design

UK: £21 Inc p&p
US: $40.00 Inc Airmail

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