Design Fees, Stock Plans & Royalties

Starting from NZD120 / hour (excl. GST)

For a vessel around 12mtr / 40ft, depending on the scope of the required documentation, approximately 5-8% of the cost of a professionally built vessel. For smaller boats, it could be a higher percentage and for larger vessels this percentage may reduce.

A ‘stock plan’ is an off-the-shelf design. Generally, one or more boats have already been built from these plans, so the concept is proven. If one of our stockplan designs suits your needs, you may be building in a matter of weeks. We will be digging through our archives and adding more designs to the list below in time. For the costs of our stock plans, see the table below.

If you are interested in one or more of our stock plans, please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions. Having said that we would appreciate it if you fully read the information below which might provide answers to your questions. For actual orders please make contact and let us know which design # and vessel you are interested in.

About our stock plans and the way we make the information available to our clients:

  • All prices are quoted in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). Orders within New Zealand are subject to GST of 15%.
  • Plan prices are subject to change without notice. Check our website for the latest updates.
  • Purchasing a stock plan for the indicated stock plan price will allow the construction of 1 (one) boat only. Additional vessels to be built are subject to a royalty payment equal to the plan prices quoted here.
  • Exclusive and series building license rights of a design can be arranged for certain regions or countries. This will be more expensive and conditions will apply regarding a required amount of boats to be produced within a certain timeframe. Contact us if you are interested in such an arrangement.
  • Stock plans are ‘as is’ – Changes and customisation will be quoted separately and based on the hourly fee above.
  • Studyplans can be purchased for/by the client to get a better idea of the design. Generally the studyplans provide enough information to get quotes from builders and suppliers. The price of the study plans will be deducted from the cost of purchasing the full set of stock plans for a particular design#.
  • For our Stock plans we typically include CNC cutfile information. A CNC package comes with an effcient nesting which highly reduces the amount of material waste and also results in a more cost-efficient build process.
  • We typically communicate CNC information directly with cutting companies (we can help you locate one in your area). Clients can then acquire the pre-cut materials directly from the cutting company. For trusted clients and established professional shipyards the CNC cutfile information will be provided directly.
  • Plans and Drawings are typically supplied in protected PDF or JPG format. Provision of hardcopies is by separate arrangement and shipping costs will apply.

Below you find a selection of currently available ‘stock plan’ designs & royalties

Design #Length OA [m]Decription of the vesselStudyplanFull Plans
FAST ALLOY RIBS (For Professional Use)
134 B6.60Alloy Twin Outboard Center Console RIB250contact us
134 A7.30Alloy Twin Outboard Center Console RIB250contact us
1147.70Alloy Twin Outboard Hardtop RIB250contact us
0389.10Alloy Single Waterjet RIB250contact us
112 B9.10Alloy Single Waterjet RIB250contact us
0669.50Alloy Twin Outboard Hardtop RIB250contact us
0969.50Alloy Twin Outboard Pilothouse RIB250contact us
1469.60Alloy Twin Outboard Hardtop RIB250contact us
11010.41Alloy Triple Outboard Aft Console RIB 12pax250contact us
112 C10.87Alloy Twin Jet / Outboard Hardtop RIB300contact us
112 D10.87Alloy Twin Jet Center Console RIB300contact us
08311.70Alloy Twin Jet Pilothouse RIB350contact us
1017.00Alloy Landing Craftcontact us
15511.00Alloy Oyster Barge200contact us
16512.00Alloy Mussel Barge200contact us
13813.00Alloy Oyster Barge200contact us
1669.64Alloy Twin Outboard Cabin RIB250contact us
0589.5031′ Ply Sailing Catamaran250contact us
16316.0052′ Alloy Sailing Catamaran500contact us
06719.0062′ Alloy Sailing Catamaran500contact us
04311.9239′ Alloy Cruising Cutter300contact us
04713.1643′ Steel Raised Saloon Cutter300contact us
* Not available yet as stockplan, however the design is in an advanced stage of development. Please do contact us, when you are interested.

What do you get when you order plan information from De Villiers Marine Design:

Study plans (detailed information for getting quotations from builders):

  • Format: Digital (PDF/JPG), hardcopy on request only (printing and handling costs apply)
  • Typical included information:
    • General Arrangement
    • Interior Arrangement
    • Sail Plan
    • Deck Plan
    • Typical Construction Sections w/ estimated material quantities
    • 3D Renderings (if Available)

Working Plan Packages:

  • Format: Digital (PDF/JPG) or hardcopy on request
  • Typical included information (varying with the type of vessel):
    • Hull Lines Plan
    • Deck and Superstructure Lines Plan
    • Sail and Rig Plan
    • Deck Arrangement Plan
    • Interior Arrangement (Plan and Inboard Profile)
    • Joinery Sections
    • Construction Plan (typically several sheets per design)
    • Rudder Construction
    • Shaftline Arrangement
    • Anchor and Mooring Arrangement
    • Welding Schedule
    • Miscellaneous Details

Building kit information:

  • Format:
    • CNC cutfiles: Digital, communicated directly to an approved Cutting Company
    • Assemblies: Digital (PDF/JPG) or hardcopy on request
  • Typical included information (varying with the type of vessel):
    • 2D/3D detailed assembly drawings part numbering allocation
    • Building frame information
    • Plate Nests, optimized for efficient material usage
    • Information for 1:1 scale frame plan for plotting on MDF or on Mylar (foil) if requested by the builder