Outer Banks 24


The Outer Banks 24 was designed to be an economical cruiser for a couple. She has substantially more living accommodation than her 20′ little sister, with 6′ 3″/1.9m standing head room in the pilot house, which is fully enclosed. She is more of a weekend cruiser than the 20 which is predominately a day boat with modest on board living accommodations for over-nighting.  The Outer Banks 24 has a small galley, and enclosed head. 

Her beam is maximized to the widest allowable in the majority of the states, so she can be trailered anywhere (in the USA).  Along with her lobster boat-style aesthetics, she retains the sea kindliness and economy that has made the Outer Banks 20 a popular choice.


The photos here are of the OB20 because this is a very new design, and it will take a while before any are finished Outer Banks up to the finished boat photography stage.


A new design from B&B:LOA………..24 0″         7.32mLWL………..22′ 0″         6.66m

BEAM…….. 8′ 6″          2.59m

BEAM @ WL…7′ 4 1/2″  (2.248)

DRAFT/ hull.. 9 1/2″             23cm @ dwl to bottom of hull

DEADRISE at transom… 12 degrees

HORSEPOWER…… 50 – 90

BOAT WEIGHT…… 1800 – 1900#  (820-864 kilos) depending on materials and options*

DISPLACEMENT 2880 lbs (773 kilos) @ dwl

Pounds Per I” immersion… 586#  (266kilos per 25mm)

Max headroom in pilot house… 6’3″ (1.9)

Max headroom in fore cabin…5′  (1.52)

*weight @ designer’s suggested materials; different plywoods plus different fiberglass weight and optional gear will change boat weight.



The hull is plywood, built over a jig.  Most of the “jig” becomes permanent structure. This is not a stitch and glue “introduction to building type of boat” if built from plans which includes full size patterns for the “jig”.  This model would also be an excellent choice for the small commercial yard. 

The bottom is planked with a single layer of 3/8″ (9mm). The sides are planked with two layers of 3/16″ (4mm) ply. The side planking uses the Ashcroft method which means both layers run diagonally in the same direction, the seams in the two layers are staggered.

The entire boat is epoxy glassed outside with one layer of 10 oz. glass cloth to toughen and seal the outside of the boat. The boat is painted with epoxy primer and the top coat is two part polyurethane paint.

Built as designed, the owner will have no more maintenance than a production built polyester boat unless you want to enjoy the beauty of wood, in this case it is desirable to store the boat under cover when not in use.